A super non-blocking switch matrix has the most flexible architecture, yet most complex when compared to blocking and non-blocking types. In this configuration any input can be switched to any and all outputs. In addition to this, multiple inputs can be routed to the same output. Input 1, for example, can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once. Input 2 can also be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, regardless of how Input 1 (or any other input) is routed. The same is true for all of the remaining inputs.
Ducommun RF Products has been actively working with our individual customers to develop unique testing solutions with our Switch Matrices and coaxial switches. Ducommun RF Products has over twenty five years experience with the design and manufacturing of switch matrix systems. Combining together our technical knowledge of both coaxial switches and switching systems, we have been able to assist our customers with a variety of solution that fit their unique requirements. Ducommun RF Products offers a complete, fully supported, turnkey solution that allows our customers to have the benefit of a customized solution at a fraction of the price.
The FlexMatrix reconfigurable RF switch matrix allows test engineers that work in radar, consumer wireless, and military communications applications to easily adjust, modify, or expand their RF switching capabilities.
A non-blocking RF switch matrix is more complex than the blocking type, but it’s also more flexible. In this configuration, an input can be switched to multiple outputs. One input can in fact be switched to all of the outputs at once. This provides an extra degree of flexibility compared to the blocking architecture. However, a non-blocking architecture still has the limitation of not allowing two or more inputs to be switched to the same output. Input 1 for example can be simultaneously switched to every output or selectively switched to several outputs at once, but no other input can be switched to any of the same outputs.
The CB-Series by Dow-Key Microwave is a crossbar matrix switch system that allows any input to be connected to any output, making it an ideal switch solution for complex test setups and signal routing.