Matrix Switches

MATRIX SWITCHES PRODUCTS

Dow-Key Microwave’s CANbus-based Coaxial Switch Matrix System with Ethernet control interface, performs from 1 to 18 GHz and is configured as an 8X8 full fan-out Switch Matrix

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.

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.

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.

Dow-Key Microwave’s CANbus-based Switch Matrix System, with Ethernet control interface, performs from 20 to 1100 MHz and is available in full fan-out configurations from 8X8 to16X16
Dow-Key Microwave’s Solid Switch Matrix with Ethernet control interface, performs from 800 to 2500 MHz and is available in full fan-out configurations from 6X6 to 12X12

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.