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API Technologies

RF & MICROWAVE SWITCHES


API Technologies designs a large selection of broadband, high isolation switches including PIN diode and high speed GaAs designs in frequencies up to 22 GHz featuring exceptional low loss performance. Features include:

Fully customizable up to 8 throws.

Fully customizable up to 8 throws.

We use gold wire and gold plated leads.

We use gold wire and gold plated leads.

We cross most major manufacturer’s standard catalog parts.

We cross most major manufacturer’s
standard catalog parts.

We improve performance over other manufacturer’s existing designs.

We improve performance over other
manufacturer’s existing designs.

Our Kovar packages offer durability and resistance to shock.

Our Kovar packages offer durability
and resistance to shock.

Gold plated leads offer lower loss than other types of construction.

Gold plated leads offer lower loss
than other types of construction.

Kovar packages provide resistance to microphonics.

Kovar packages provide resistance to microphonics.

FEATURES
Superior Designs

Superior Designs

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  • We use Gold Wire and Gold Plated leads which offer lower loss than other types of construction.
  • For challenging system requirements demanding fast switching, API Technologies offers GaAs FET switches exhibiting switching speeds as low as 6 nse.
Kovar Packaging

Kovar Packaging

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  • Our Kovar product housings offer durability and resistance to shock and most severe environmental conditions.
  • Kovar also provides resistance to Microphonics to improve repeatable performance.
Flawless Performance

Flawless Performance

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  • When you purchase a switch, whether GaAs or PIN Diode, SPST to SPST, the device should perform flawlessly.
  • We meet this requirement by incorporating 100% testing, hermetic sealing, and minimum 16 hour stabilization bake to 150°C.
Integrated Solutions

Integrated Solutions

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  • We cross most major manufacturer's standard catalog parts and also improve performance over their existing designs.
  • Learn about more of our customizable features in our Switches Brochure!
Customizable

Customizable

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  • All of our switches are fully customizable, including high power manual switches.
  • Contact one of our expert engineers today to begin designing your switch!

 

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS


Connectorized Switches

Part Numbers

Type (Throws)

Frequency (MHz)

Switching Speed (nsec)

VSWR

Control

Input 1 dB Comp-
ression
(dBm)

Power

Low

High

(VDC)

(mA)

310-021001-001 SPDT 100 22000 100 1.5:1 TTL +27 min. 5 50
310-021004-001 SP4T 2000 8000 100 1.5:1 TTL +27 min. 5 50
310-021005-001 SP5T 10 22000 100 1.5:1 TTL +27 min. 5 150
310-021008-001 SP3T 1000 18000 100 1.7:1 TTL +27 min. 5 50

Pin Diode Switches

Part Numbers

Type (Throws)

Frequency (MHz)

Insertion Loss Typ.

Isolation In/Out - Typ

Switching Speed (µs)

Termination

Control

Package

Power

Low

High

(VDC)

(mA)

TWM5000 SPST 10 1500 1.2 50 0.15 50 Ohms TTL T-5 5 5
TWD5001 SPDT 10 1000 1.0 45 3 50 Ohms TTL DP-3 15 15
TWD5015 SPDT 20 1000 1.2 45 0.7 50 Ohms TTL DP-3 5 15
TWD5002 SPDT 30 1000 0.8 75 0.75 50 Ohms TTL DP-11 ±5 12/8
TWH7230 SPDT 10 3000 1.0 70 2 Open TTL T-9 5 2.4
TWH5016 SP3T 10 3000 1.0 70 2 Open TTL T-9 5 2.4
TWH7425 SP4T 10 3000 1.0 70 2 Open TTL T-9 5 2.4
TWH5017 SP5T 10 3000 1.0 70 2 Open TTL T-9 5 2.4

EU Pin Diode Switches

Part Numbers

Type (Throw)

Frequency (MHz)

Insertion Loss Max.

Isolation In/Out - Min.

VSWR Min.

Input Power Max.

Term-
ination

Control

DC Power

Low

High

Vdc

mA Max.

MASWML0010      (Non-Reflective) SPDT 0.5 18 3.3 55 9.5 10mW 50 TTL +5V
-15V
70
50
MASWML0012      (Reflective) SPDT 0.5 18 2.6 55 9.5 100mW 50 TTL +5V
-15V
70
50

GaAs Switches

Part Numbers

Type (Throws)

Frequency (MHz)

Insertion Loss Typ.

Isolation In/Out - Typ

Switching Speed (ns)

VSWR -typ

Termination

Control

Package

Low

High

TWP2214 SPST DC 3000 0.8 50 6 1.25:1 50 0/-5V FP-12
TWN6201 SPDT DC 3000 1.0 30 15 1.75:1 50 0/-5V SG1
TWK2213 SPST DC 3000 0.7 40 10 1.15:1 50 0/-5V T-2
TWP2209 SPST DC 3000 1 40 6 1.25:1 50 0/-5V FP-7
TWP2231 SPST 5 3000 1.5 40 12 1.75:1 50 TTL FP-13
TWD2215 SPST 5 3000 1.2 50 15 1.20:1 50 TTL DP-3
TWD2216 SPST 5 3000 0.8 50 20 1.25:1 50 CMOS DP-3
TWP2219 SPDT DC 3000 0.6 40 6 1.25:1 Open 0/-5V FP-7
TWP2225 SPDT DC 2000 0.6 40 20 1.25:1 Open TTL FP-12
TWP2233 SPDT 5 2000 1.5 45 12 1.25:1 50 TTL FP-13
TWD2206 SPDT 5 4000 1.9 55 40 1.20:1 50 CMOS DP-3
TWK2201 SPDT DC 2000 1 40 12 1.75:1 Open 0/-5V T-2
TWP2202 SPDT DC 3000 1 40 6 1.15:1 Open 0/-5V FP-12
TWD2207 SPDT 5 2000 0.5 55 7 1.20:1 Open TTL DP-3
TWK2203 SPDT DC 3000 1 50 9 1.15:1 50 0/-5V T-2
TWP2204 SPDT DC 3000 1 50 6 1.15:1 50 0/-5V FP-12
TWP2248 SP3T 5 2000 1.2 45 15 1.50:1 Open Open FP-14
TWD2241 SP3T 5 2000 1.2 50 20 1.50:1 50 TTL DP-10
TWP2262 SP4T 5 2000 1.2 45 15 1.50:1 Open TTL FP-14
TWD2254 SP4T 5 2000 1.2 50 15 1.50:1 Open TTL DP-10
TWP2261 SP4T 5 2000 1.2 45 15 1.20:1 50 TTL FP-14
TWP2264 SP4T 5 2000 1.2 45 40 1.50:1 50 CMOS FP-14

Manual Switches

Model

Frequency Range

VSWR

Insertion Loss (dB)

Isolation (dB)

Peak Power

Average Power

Minumum Actuation Life

ST Series DC – 5 GHz 1.20:1 0.3 60 1 kW 200 watts 100,000 hours
All specifications noted are midband at 25°C, please consult datasheets for guaranteed performance parameters over temperature.

SWITCHES EXTRAS