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Switchbox-M

Switchbox-M
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  • Frequency range: DC-18 GHz;
  • Configuration: 8 contact groups (relay type SP6T, SMA);
  • Management: USB, Ethernet;

Switchbox-M high-frequency switch is designed for switching each of the eight input radio frequency lines to six corresponding output lines under the control of a personal computer. It can be used both as a part of measuring systems, and as an independent LXI device.

Switchbox-M is the basic platform for building switching systems according to customer specifications. The switch allows the installation of up to 16 relay configurations SPDT, SP3T ... SP8T in any combination. Also, up to 4 independent units - attenuators and / or amplifiers with SPI control can be included in the device.

Switchbox-M commutes eight RF input signal lines to six output lines for each input line. You can select the configuration of the relay and their number in agreement with the customer, as well as the introduction of additional nodes to adjust the level of the RF signal.

The product has the ability to work from an internal source of the reference frequency and its output for synchronization with other devices, or work from an external source of RF. Issue / reception of ОЧ occur through the connector CLK_10.

There are also input and output of synchronization markers, TRG_IN and TRG_OUT.

Interaction with the device through an external personal computer is possible via USB2.0 (high-speed mode) or ETHERNET 10/100 Base T (IEEE 802.3) interfaces based on messages that comply with the IEEE 488.2 GPIB standard.

The product complies with the “C” class of LXI instruments according to IEEE 1588 standard and USBTMC-USB488 (USB Test and Measurement Device) device class.

The product software operates under the control of the INFORMTEST VISA library or any other standard VISA library that provides interaction with devices via USB or ETHERNET.

DC frequency range up to 18 GHz Standing wave ratio (SWR)
  • 1.3 (in the frequency range from 0 to 6 GHz);
  • 1.4 (in the frequency range from 6 to 12 GHz);
  • 1.5 (in the frequency range from 12 to 18 GHz)
Channel isolation
  • 70 dB (in the frequency range from 0 to 6 GHz);
  • 60 dB (in the frequency range from 6 to 18 GHz)
Losses
  • 0.3 dB (in the frequency range from 0 to 6 GHz);
  • 0.4 dB (in the frequency range from 6 to 12 GHz);
  • 0.5 dB (in the frequency range from 12 to 18 GHz)
Maximum input power, not less than
  • 85 W (in the frequency range from 0 to 6 GHz);
  • 60 W (in the frequency range from 6 to 12 GHz);
  • 50 W (in the frequency range from 12 to 18 GHz)
Wave resistance 50 Ohm Type of SMA connectors
Supported number of relays from 8 to 16 Supported relay configurations: SPDT, SP3T, SP4T, SP5T, SP6T, SP7T, SP8T
Parameters of the reference frequency and synchronization signals
Частота, точность 10 МГц ± 50 ppm (0,005 %) Modes of operation (CLK_10): internal reference frequency, internal reference frequency with the results; an external reference frequency
The synchronization handles (TRG_IN, TRG_OUT)
Input and output
Type of connectors
SMB
Interface parameters
Plug&Play support for PC
Yes
USB
  • USB 2.0 standard
  • USB - High Speed mode and exchange rate; 480 MB / s
  • Number of channels
  • Connector type Micro USB
LAN
  • 10Base-T/100 Base-T standard
  • Full duplex mode and speed; 10/100 MB / s
  • Number of channels 1
  • LAN connector type RJ45 type
Switchbox-M