RF and Microwave Switch
The technology for 50 Ohm Semiconductor RF and Microwave Switches continues to evolve and Richardson RFPD helps you keep pace by stocking the latest parts from the top suppliers in the industry. Our diverse product line includes parts which span the entire DC – 90 GHz frequency range. This line continues to grow as newer materials and processes—such as GaAs, UltraCMOSTM (silicon-on-sapphire), and GaAs pHEMT—keep pushing the envelope for insertion loss, input power, and switching speed improvements. Additional recent innovations include enhancements for multi-throw applications, improved control for instrumentation and test applications, and other unique application-specific features/functions.
Specific attributes which are important in selecting the right RF and Microwave Switch for your application include: Frequency Range (MHz or GHz); Configuration (SPST, SPDT, etc.); “Technology” including Diode-Based (current-controlled PIN diodes), MMIC (voltage-controlled), or Hybrid; Matching (absorptive – internally-matched; or reflective); Insertion Loss (dB); Isolation (dB); P1dB (dBm); Input IP3 (dBm); Max. Input Power (dBm); Switching Time (ns); Control Type (CMOS, TTL, bias current); and Package Type.
Richardson RFPD has partnered with industry-leading manufacturers M/A-COM Technology Solutions, pSemi, and United Monolithic Semiconductors to provide the best overall selection of RF and Microwave Switches in the industry.
UltraCMOSTMis a trademark of pSemi Corporation.