EuMW 2023: Flann debuts millimetric waveguide switches
Flann Microwave showcased a new range of millimteric waveguide switches at European Microwave Week in Berlin (September 19-21).
The switches meet the increasing demand for next stage 5G, 6G and LEO (low earth orbit) and MEO (middle earth orbit) satellites and the expanding use by the military and aerospace industries over 28-400GHz.
The 337 series is a range of small, compact, low mass, low inertia, low insertion loss high power switches with higher isolation and minimal PIM.
One new feature is a simplified drive requiring only DC voltage with electronic sensors for tell-back.
Drive control can be customised to suit bespoke requirements.
An H-plane structure allows easy integration with other components, giving the potential to create an entire switching network to include multiple switches, combiners or filters and diplexers.
Rotor and stator are manufactured as single pieces with no contact or joining mechanisms. There are just two metal components with a sophisticated choked air gap.