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RF Switch Matrices: To Block or Not to Block? (.PDF Download)

July 16, 2021

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RF switch matrices eliminate the need to manually move connections by routing signals, via user control, from their input ports to their output ports, providing convenience and speed to many industrial applications. They can be applied in production environments for switching test equipment like signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and power meters to a device under test.

A switch matrix also can be used to create redundancy paths to backup equipment, like feeds from antennas to modulators. Another application in the lab is to split and distribute a signal to multiple places or create multiple signal paths with differing characteristics such as delay, frequency response, or attenuation.