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8512 Programmable Switch Units

Weinschel Brand Product

Weinschel Brand's 8512 series of programmable switch systems offers a rack mount solution for a variety of test, subsystem, and system applications.  The Model 8512 Series are available in different switch configurations, up to 40 GHz.

Weinschel also provides custom configurations where a variety of different switches can be incorporated within a single unit. Please contact us with your specialized needs.

  • Front panel local control and display
  • Up to 40 GHz Operating Frequency
  • Failsafe (break-before-make), latching (make- before-break) & Solid-State switching functionality available.
  • Field expandable - additional switches can be quickly installed by the customer.
  • Remote control through Ethernet / USB / Serial / GPIB.
  • Control software included.
  • Standard form factor: 2 RU, 19" . Custom rack mount configurations available.
  • User can remotely control up to 14 switches through a single connection
  • Can be configured into multiple full-blocking matrices using external coaxial cables. Some examples for these matrices are: 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 with redundant paths, up to 6 x 6
  • Can also be configured as a single pole, multi-throw (up to 1 x 66 throw) switch in addition to many other complex switching configurations
  • The failsafe version has a break-before-make operation which is suitable for non-contiguous applications while the Latching version has a make-before-break that can be suitable for high power signals
Fmin (MHz) Fmax (MHz) #of Positions Switch Type Max I.L. (dB) SWRmax Min. Isolation (dB)
0 18000 SP3T/SP4T/SP5T/SP6T Failsafe to open 0.5 1.5 60
0 18000 SP3T/SP4T/SP5T/SP6T Latching 0.5  1.5  60
0 26500 SP3T/SP4T/SP5T/SP6T Failsafe to open 0.8 1.8  50
0 40000 SP3T/SP4T/SP5T/SP6T Failsafe to open 1.5 2.1  50
0.01 8000 SP4T Terminated Solid-State 5.25 1.8  60