High performance RF switches ideal for communication applications

18th January 2017
Source: CEL
Posted By : Enaie Azambuja
High performance RF switches ideal for communication applications

CEL is introducing a variety of RF switches that have been designed as easy drop in replacements for a wide range of existing RF products as well as for new designs. Target markets include test and measurement systems as well as Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Bluetooth routers, sensors, appliances, and other radio equipped products. RF and microwave switches are used to route high frequency signals through transmission paths.

They come in different configurations, providing the flexibility to create matrices and automated test systems for many different applications. Typical switch options include: Single-pole-double-throw (SPDT or 1:2) switches that route signals from one input to two output paths.

Multiport or single-pole-multiple-throw (SPnT) switches that allow a single input to multiple (three or more) output paths. Double-pole-double-throw (DPDT) switches can be used to switch between two inputs and two outputs

These new low-cost RF Switches operate over frequency ranges through 6GHz and are drop-in compatible to various existing Renesas RF Switch products. (Renesas switches also offered through CEL).

“Our new RF switch portfolio provides customers with a comprehensive selection of high performance devices that are extremely reliable and cost competitive,” says Marc Sheade, Vice President and General Manager, Components Business. “We maintain and improve on Renesas’ reputation of providing high performance and high reliability components at a very low cost of ownership.”

CEL’s RF Switches are available at lower prices than their equivalent drop-in Renesas RF Switches (CEL is manufacturing these RF Switches in Japan with the same high quality as the Renesas RF Switches).

Some of these new switches include:

CG2179MT (SPDT) highly affordable, general purpose RF switch
CG2214M6 (SDPT) low cost general purpose RF switch with low insertion loss
CG2185X2 (SPDT) compact wideband RF switch for WLAN applications
CG2163X3 (SPDT) Wideband RF switch for WLAN providing high isolation features
CG2415M6 (SPDT) Wideband RF switch for WLAN that features medium power and high isolation
CG2430X1 (SP3T) Wideband RF switch for WLAN and Bluetooth
CG2176X3 (Absorptive SPDT) High Power, Wideband RF Switch for WLAN

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