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.
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 CB-Series by Dow-Key Microwave is a crossbar matrix switch system that allows any input to be connected to any output, making it an ideal switch solution for complex test setups and signal routing.
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.