Microwave Electronics Products

Series 91 and 92 Miniature Broadband SP6T Switches

Application Notes for RF Switches

MODELS 9160-500 and 9260-500

These switches provide high-performance characteristics over a multi-octave frequency range. The Model 9160-500 covers the 1 to 18 GHz frequency range while the Model 9260-500 covers the 0.2 to 4 GHz range. Their description and operation are the same as that for the Models 9120-500 and 9220-500 SP2T switches.

MODELS 9160T-500, 9160W-500 and 9260T-500

These switches are non-reflective versions of the switches described above.

SERIES F91 and F92

The Series F91 and F92 switches are the same as the corresponding Series 91 and 92 models, except the units are equipped with integrated drivers.

SERIES G91 and G92

Operating from +5 and +15V power supplies only, the G-series switches provide high performance characteristics at relatively high speeds over multi-octave frequency ranges. The series includes low Insertion loss and high isolation models in both reflective and non-reflective configurations. Series G91 units cover the frequency range of 1 to 18 GHz; Series G92 units cover the frequency range of 0.2 to 4 GHz. The design is based on an integrated circuit assembly of PIN diodes mounted in a microstrip transmission line as shown below. The currents required to switch the ports ON or OFF are provided by the integrated driver, which is controlled by external TTL logic signals.

  • Frequency range (Series 91):
    1 to 18 GHz
  • Frequency range (Series 92):
    0.2 to 4 GHz
  • Reflective and Non-reflective models
  • Low VSWR and Insertion loss
  • Isolation: up to 60 dB
  • Miniature size, light weight
Miniature Broadband SP6T Switch with Integrated Driver
F9160
(With INTEGRATED Driver)
Miniature Broadband SP6T Switch Driverless Model
9160-500
(DRIVERLESS)
MODEL NO.(1) CHARACTERISTIC FREQUENCY (GHz)
0.2-1 1-2 2-4 4-8 8-12.4 12.4-18
9160-500*
F9160
Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON)


60
1.6
1.6
60
1.6
1.6
55
1.8
1.9
50
2.2
2.0
50
3.4
2.2
G9160* Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON)


60
2.2
1.6
60
2.2
1.6
60
2.6
2.0
60
3.2
2.2
50
3.5
2.3
9260-500*
F9260*
Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON)
60
1.5
1.6
60
1.5
1.6
60
1.5
1.6






G9260* Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON)
60
2.2
1.6
60
2.2
1.6
60
2.2
1.6






9160T-500*
F9160T*
G9160T*
Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON or OFF)


50
1.5
1.6
50
1.5
1.6
45
2.2
1.8
40
2.7
2.0
40
3.2
2.2
9260T-500*
F9260T*
G9260T*
Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON or OFF)
60
1.5
1.5
60
1.5
1.5
50
1.5
1.6






9160W-500*
F9160W
G9160W*
Min. Isolation (dB)
Max. Insertion Loss (dB)
Max. VSWR (ON or OFF)


60
2.2
1.7
60
2.2
1.7
60
2.6
2.0
60
3.2
2.2
55
3.5
2.3

*Special-order product. Consult factory before ordering.

NOTE
(
1) Models prefixed with "F" or "G" are equipped with integrated TTL-compatible drivers; models without the "F" or "G" prefix are current-controlled units and are furnished without drivers; models suffixed with "T" or "W" are non-reflective except a high VSWR will be present at the common port if all other ports are OFF.

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Power Handling Capability
   Without Performance Degradation
       Units without "T" or "W" suffix: 1W cw or peak
       Units with "T" or "W" suffix:
           Input to any "OFF" port:100 mW cw or peak
           Input to any "ON" port:1W cw or peak
           Input to common port:1W cw or peak
   Survival Power
       Units without "T" or "W" suffix: 1W average, 75W peak (1μsec max. pulse width)
       Units with "T" or "W" suffix:
           Input to any "OFF" port:1W average,  10W peak (1μsec max. pulse width)
           Input to any "ON" port:1W average, 75W peak (1μsec max. pulse width)
           Input to common port:1W average, 75W peak (1μsec max. pulse width

           

Switching Time(2)
   SERIES 91/F91/G91
        ON time......................................... 250 nsec max.
        OFF time........................................ 250 nsec max.
     With Option C37............................... 100 nsec max.
   SERIES 92/F92/G92
       ON time.......................................... 500 nsec max.
       OFF time........................................ 500 nsec max.


NOTE
(2) For driverless units, shaped current pulses must be provided by the user.

Power Supply Requirements
   SERIES 91/92/F91/F92
      Driverless Units
      Bias current required at each port for rated isolation and Insertion loss.
          Port OFF...................................... +50 mA
          Port ON........................................ -50 mA
      Units With Integrated Drivers
      (For one port ON)............................

+5V ±5%, 315 mA
-12 to -15V, 100 mA
   SERIES G91/G92
   (For one port ON)...............................

+5V ±5%, 150 mA
+15V ±5%, 70 mA
Control Characteristics
   SERIES 91/92/F91/F92
     Units With Integrated Drivers
        Control Logic.................................
Logic "0" (-0.3 to +0.8V) for port ON and logic "1" (+2.0 to +5.0V) for port OFF.
        Control Input Impedance.............
TTL, low power Schottky, one unit load.(A unit load is 0.8 mA sink current and 40 μA source current.)
   SERIES G91/G92
       Control Logic.................................
Logic "0" (-0.3 to +0.8V) for port ON and logic "1" (+2.0 to +5.0V) for port OFF.
       Control Input Impedance..............
Schottky TTL, one unit load. (A unit load is 2.0 mA sink current and 50 μA source current.)
   
 OPTION (G09) ENVIRONMENTAL RATINGS
 Temperature Range
 
     Operating......................................... -54°C to +110°C
     Non-Operating................................  -65°C to +125°C
 Humidity..............................................
 MIL-STD-202F, Method 103B, Cond. B (96 hrs. at 95%)
 Shock...................................................
 MIL-STD-202F, Method 213B, Cond. B (75G, 6 msec)
 Vibration..............................................  MIL-STD-202F, Method 204D, Cond. B (.06" double amplitude or 15G, whichever is less)
 Altitude................................................  MIL-STD-202F, Method 105C, Cond. B (50,000 ft.)
 Temp. Cycling......................................  MIL-STD-202F, Method 107D, Cond. A, 5 cycles
   
 AVAILABLE OPTIONS
 
 Option No.   Description
        3            SMA female bias/control connectors
        7            SMA male RF connectors
        9            Inverse control logic; logic "0" for port OFF and logic "1" for port ON (Not applicable to Series 91/92)
       33           EMI filter solder-type bias/control terminal
      41(3)        Internal video filter, common port only
      42(3)           Internal video filter, output ports only
      43(3)           Internal video filter, all ports
      64A          SMB male bias/control connectors
     C37(4)         100 nsec. switching time
     G09          Guaranteed to meet Environmental Ratings
     G12          RoHS Compliant
 
 NOTES
 (3) Not applicable to Series 92/F92/G92. See Video Filter Options on Switches
 (4) Not applicable to series 92/F92/C92. Minimum order buy of 100 switches

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

MODELS 91/92/F91/F92/G91/G92
Wt: 2.9 oz. (82 gm) approx.

Dimensions and Weights for Series 91 and 92 SP6T Switches
OUTLINE NOTES
(1) Used only on units with integrated drivers
(2) +15V for G91/G92
(3) Not used on driverless units except with option 33

 

 

Dimensions are stated in inches (mm). Tolerances, unless otherwise indicated: .XX ±.02; .XXX ±.008

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