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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.




Featured T/R RF Switch Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Avago Technologies AMMC-2008-W10 AMMC-2008 Series DC to 50 GHz 2.3 dB 14 dBm SPDT Switch Surface Mount
California Eastern Lab UPD5713TK-E2-A UPD5713 Series 3.6 V 2.5 GHz Wide Band SPDT Switch - Minimold-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2163T5N-E2-A UPG2163 Series 2.4 / 6 GHz Dual Band MMIC SPDT Switch - TSON-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2158T5K-E2-A UPG2158 Series 50 - 3 GHz SPDT L and S-Band Switch - TSSON-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2406TK-E2-A UPG2406 Series 0.01 to 3.0 GHz Surface Mount SPDT Switch - Minimold-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2010TB-E3-A UPG2010 Series 2.5 GHz 0.5 dB L-Band SPDT Switch - Minimold-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2155TB-E4-A UPG2155 Series L-Band 0.05 to 2.5 GHz SPDT GaAs FET Switch - MINIMOLD-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2162T5N-E2-A UPG2162 Series 2.4 / 6 GHz Dual Band Wireless LAN DPDT Switch - TSON-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2176T5N-E2-A UPG2176 Series 2.3 - 5.85 GHz GaAs MMIC SPDT WIMAX Switch - TSON-6
California Eastern Lab UPG2181T5R-E2-A UPG2181 Series 3.8 GHz High Power DP4T Switch for WiMAX - RQFN-20
California Eastern Lab UPG2214TK-A UPG2214 Series 3 GHz 5.23 V 0.5 W L and S Band SPDT Switch - Minimold-6
Hittite Microwave HMC226ETR HMC226 Series DC - 2.0 GHz GaAs MMIC +3 V Transmit / Receive Switch - SOT-26-6
Hittite Microwave HMC221AETR HMC221 Series DC - 3.0 GHz 0.4 dB Loss SPDT Reflective Switch - SOT-26-6
Hittite Microwave HMC241LP3ETR HMC241 Series DC - 4.0 GHz GaAs MMIC SP4T Non-Reflective Switch - QFN-16
Hittite Microwave HMC545ETR HMC545 Series DC - 3.0 GHz SPDT GaAs MMIC T/R Switch - SOT-26-6
Hittite Microwaver HMC544ETR HMC544 Series DC - 4.0 GHz SPDT GaAs MMIC T/R Switch - SOT-26-6
Hittite Microwave HMC194MS8ETR HMC194 Series DC - 3.0 GHz 0.8 dB Loss GaAs MMIC SPDT Switch - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC349LP4CETR HMC349 Series DC - 4.0 GHz GaAs MMIC SPDT Non Reflective CATV Switch - QFN-16
Hittite Microwave HMC190AMS8ETR HMC190 Series Dc - 3.0 GHz 0.4 dB Loss GaAs MMIC SPDT Switch - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC245QS16ETR HMC245 Series DC - 3.5 GHz GaAs MMIC SP3T Non-Reflective Switch - QSOP-16
Hittite Microwave HMC336MS8GETR HMC326 Series DC - 6 GHz GaAs MMIC SPDT Positive Control Switch - MSOP-8EP
New Japan Radio NJG1666MD7-TE1 NJG1666MD7 Series 0.25 to 3 GHz 28 dBm SPDT Switch GaAs MMIC - EQFN14-D7
New Japan Radio NJG1509F-TE1 SPDT Switch GaAs MMIC, 2.5V - 5.5V Single Supply, MTP-6, Surface Mount
NXP SA630D/01,112 SA630 Series Wideband Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Switch - SOIC-8
ROHM Semiconductor SA630D/01,118 SA630 Series Wideband Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) Switch - SOIC-8

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