A super non-blocking switch matrix has the most flexible architecture, yet most complex when compared to blocking and non-blocking types. In this configuration any input can be switched to any and all outputs. In addition to this, multiple inputs can be routed to the same output. Input 1, for example, can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once. Input 2 can also be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, regardless of how Input 1 (or any other input) is routed. The same is true for all of the remaining inputs.
ETL Systems presents the new 64 x 64 L-Band Hurricane Matrix customized to meet exact RX chain requirements for applications within the 850-2450 MHz frequency range. The unique design allows for the selection of input modules that exactly match teleport or broadcaster requirements. Each input port can be tailored with its own modules including fiber L-band input, LNB powering, variable gain / slope compensation, and RF level detection.
A blocking RF switch matrix can achieve high levels of isolation and lower levels of insertion loss because of their internal switches (which exhibit high isolation and low loss characteristics). They’re the simplest type of available RF switch matrix configurations.
Corry Micronics’ RFMS-4X256-B is a 4 to 256 blocking RF switch matrix covering the 900-2500 MHz frequency range. It has a -8dB insertion loss, 50 ohms impedance, 10 dB return loss, +30 dBm P1dB, -80 dB isolation, and a 5µs switching speed (50% trigger to 10% RF power).
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.
The 60-750/751 is an LXI Microwave Switching platform controlled through an LXI compliant Ethernet connection. The matrix is available in a variety of configurations and frequencies up to 20 GHz and features a “Loop Through” option to create even larger matrices.
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.