Teledyne e2v HiRel releases radiation tolerant 60 GHz Reflective SPDT RF Switch for space applications
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Teledyne e2v HiRel releases radiation tolerant 60 GHz Reflective SPDT RF Switch for space applications

October 9, 2019

Teledyne e2v HiRel announces the availability of a rad-tolerant 60 GHz, Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) reflective RF switch, model TDSW0602T, that is ideal for use in high reliability, demanding space and defense applications.

 

This new RF switch, developed with Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology, will be available as flip chip die and is screened per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K for space applications. Until now, rad tolerant 60 GHz switch technology has only been available for less rigorous commercial application requirements.

 

This product leverages monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design techniques that deliver unprecedented performance in the K and Ka microwave and millimeter-wave bands for customers. The Teledyne e2v HiRel TDSW0602T RF switch delivers benchmark low insertion loss, high isolation, fast switching times, and high linearity across a wide frequency band from 20 kHz to 60 GHz. The element evaluation is performed per wafer, per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K.

 

“We provide a very wide range of semiconductor screening for ruggedized environmental requirements,” said Mont Taylor, Vice President and Business Development Manager at Teledyne e2v HiRel.  “Likewise, we are offering customers a rapidly expanding portfolio of RF products for Ka frequencies and beyond, including Amps, LNAs, PAs, DVGAs, DSAs, Limiters, Mixers, Prescalers, PLLs, Switches and more. The objective is to enable customers to save both time and money using Teledyne e2v HiRel as a ‘one-stop shop’ for procurement, processing, and qualification.” 

 

The TDSW0602T is manufactured on an UltraCMOS® process, an advanced form of SOI technology that delivers the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS (UltraCMOS® is a registered trademark of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation). The SOI process has space-flight heritage and is TID radiation tolerant to 20 krad and immune to SEL (Single Event Latchup), making it an excellent choice for satellites and other high-altitude, high reliability applications. For more information on all of Teledyne e2v HiRel’s space offerings, review our portfolio of semiconductors, converters and processors, and related services here on the Teledyne Defense Electronics website.

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