What is a T/R RF Switch?
An RF switch, or Radio Frequency switch, is a device to route high frequency signals through transmission paths. RF switches are used in microwave test systems for signal routing between instruments and devices under test. RF switches come in different configurations, therefore offering the flexibility to create complex matrices and automated test systems for several different applications. SPDT switches route signals from one input to two output paths and DPDT switches can be used to switch between two outputs and two inputs as a drop-out switch for signal reversal or in order to bypass a test component. RF transceivers often use a T/R switch to share the use of resources such as an antenna.
Types of T/R RF Switches
There are many different kinds of T/R RF switches. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by maximum or minimum operating frequency, RF switch type, maximum insertion loss, packaging type and input power. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.
The most common sizes for maximum operating frequency are 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 4 GHz and 6 GHz. We also carry T/R RF switches with maximum operating frequency up to 50 GHz. The minimum frequency range can be from 0 Hz to 2.5 GHz, with the most common sizes being 10 MHz, 50 MHz and 500 MHz.
T/R RF Switches from Future Electronics
Future Electronics has a full selection of programmable fractional T/R RF switches from several manufacturers that can be used for devices such as an RF remote switch or a high power tr switch. Simply choose from the T R RF switch technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific T-R RF switch application needs.
If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as California Eastern Lab, ROHM Semiconductor, Hittite Microwave, New Japan Radio or NXP, among other manufacturers. You can easily refine your T/R RF switch product search results by clicking your preferred T/R RF switch brand below from our list of manufacturers.
Applications for T/R RF Switches:
T/R RF switches can be found in communications, aerospace, defense, aviation, and instrumentation markets. They can be found in ultra low intermodulation, very high power, and extremely low temperature switches for military applications. RF-Switches can also be used for Rx/Tx switching, band select or antenna diversity switching and are used in almost every wireless application including mobile phones, Bluetooth accessories, remote keyless entry, WLAN, WiMAX and GPS navigation systems.
Choosing the Right T/R RF Switch:
When you are looking for the right T/R RF switches, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Maximum Operating Frequency (1 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3 GHz, 6 GHz,…), Minimum Operating Frequency (0 Hz, 50 MHz, 500 MHZ,…) and RF Switch Type (SP4T, SPDT, T-R) to name a few. You will be able to find the right chip for your RF remote switch, high power t-r switch or other types of t r switches.
T/R RF Switches in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities
If the quantity of T-R RF switches that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our programmable T-R RF switch products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.
In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.