Pasternack Unveils New High-Power RF and Microwave PIN Diode Coaxial Packaged Switches

New High-Power PIN Diode Switches Utilize GaN Semiconductor Technology

IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just launched a new series of high-power RF and microwave PIN diode coaxial packaged switches that are ideal for commercial and military radar, jamming systems, medical imaging, communications and electronic warfare.

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Pasternack’s new high-power RF and microwave PIN diode switches utilize GaN semiconductor technology. GaN and chip & wire technology in the manufacturing process ensures state-of-the-art power performance with excellent power-to-volume ratio that is ideal for broadband high power applications. These PIN diode switches offer excellent thermal properties and a significantly higher breakdown voltage that results in tolerating higher input power levels over broadband and narrowband RF and microwave frequencies. Because these are PIN diode designs, they also offer fast switching speed as low as < 50 nsec.

Other features include cold switching performance up to 100 watts CW RF input power, broad frequency band coverage ranging from DC to 18 GHz with reflective SPDT and SP4T PIN diode designs, TTL compatible driver circuitry for accurate logic control and compact coaxial packages. All units are EAR99-compliant and meet a series of environmental conditions for altitude, vibration, humidity and shock.

"These new GaN PIN diode switches benefit from excellent thermal properties, power to volume ratio, and higher breakdown voltage that results in state-of-the-art power handling capability in small compact packages. Furthermore, we offer these new high power PIN diode switches off-the-shelf with same-day shipping," said Tim Galla, Product Line Manager.

Pasternack’s new high-power RF and microwave PIN diode switches are in-stock and available for immediate shipping with no minimum order quantity (MOQ) required.

For inquiries, Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack:
A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry’s largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics:
Based in Irvine, Calif., Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves & Aiconics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment. 

Press Contact:
Peter McNeil 
17792 Fitch 
Irvine, Calif. 92614 
(978) 682-6936

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