A non-blocking RF switch matrix is more complex than the blocking type, but it’s also more flexible. In this configuration, an input can be switched to multiple outputs. One input can in fact be switched to all of the outputs at once. This provides an extra degree of flexibility compared to the blocking architecture. However, a non-blocking architecture still has the limitation of not allowing two or more inputs to be switched to the same output. Input 1 for example can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, but no other input can be switched to any of the same outputs.
The MAS4488 is a broadband matrix switch with an 8 input, 8 output, non-blocking configuration. The system itself is comprised of a processor board, an 8x8 matrix, a LAN interface, a redundant power supply, and manual control.
The R&S® ZN-Z84 is a 48-port solution designed to complement the R&S ZNB network analyzer. It’s used to test multiport components for the wireless communications market in R&D and production phases. The matrix covers the 10 MHz to 8.5 GHz frequency range and can be controlled and operated directly from the ZNB network analyzer.
Ducommun RF Products has been actively working with our individual customers to develop unique testing solutions with our Switch Matrices and coaxial switches. Ducommun RF Products has over twenty five years experience with the design and manufacturing of switch matrix systems. Combining together our technical knowledge of both coaxial switches and switching systems, we have been able to assist our customers with a variety of solution that fit their unique requirements. Ducommun RF Products offers a complete, fully supported, turnkey solution that allows our customers to have the benefit of a customized solution at a fraction of the price.