Cables/Connecting

Electromechanical switches with D-SUB connectors

5th April 2019
Alex Lynn

Provider of on-demand RF and microwave components, Fairview Microwave, an Infinite Electronics brand, has released a new line of electromechanical relay switches that improve system capabilities and simplify design with a solderless, reliable connection able to withstand the elements, shock and vibration. 

Typical applications include Hi-REL electronics, commercial aviation, military communications, broadcast systems, medical equipment, SATCOM, test and instrumentation.

Fairview’s new line of electromechanical relay switches consists of 44 different +12 and +28V designs offered in SPDT, SP3T, SP4T and SP6T configurations that support either latching, failsafe or normally open actuators with usable features such as indicators, terminations or TTL logic. They operate in frequency ranges from DC to 26.5GHz and feature a D-SUB multi-pin connector interface for secure and reliable DC voltage and command control functions.

These switches are designed to be compact and rugged, supporting N-type or SMA connectors. Typical performance includes 90dB isolation levels and 0.15dB insertion loss. Power handling capability is rated up to 600W. They are highly reliable with an operational temperature of -20°C to +70°C and a rating of up to 5M lifecycles when used in a make before break (cold switching) condition. All models in this line are RoHS and REACH compliant and guaranteed to meet MIL-STD-202 test conditions for vibration and shock. 

“This new series of electromechanical relay switches with D-SUB connectors allows designers to choose from 44 different models of single and multi-throw switch configurations that cover up to 26.5 GHz and are rated up to 5M lifecycles for highly reliable operation. These models offer a secure and reliable interface for DC voltage and command control functions and are available now for same-day shipment,” said Tim Galla, Product Manager.

Fairview Microwave’s new electromechanical relay switches are in stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.

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