New high performance, low cost RF switches from CEL target IoT and industrial communications

CEL is introducing a variety of new 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 WiFi, zigbee and Bluetooth routers, sensors, appliances, and other radio-equipped products.

Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave switches are used to route high frequency signals through transmission paths. They come in different configurations, designed to provide 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.

The 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 are 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,” said 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.”

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