Keithley System S46 and S46T RF Microwave Switch Systems

Keithley System S46 and S46T RF Microwave Switch Systems

S46 and S46T Microwave Switch Systems are designed to simplify the automated switching needed to test a wide range of RF and telecommunication products and devices. The S46 can control 32 relay contacts in a package as small as a 2U high (3.5 in) full-rack enclosure. Choose the System 46T if your application requires a terminated configuration. It builds on the design technology of the unterminated System 46. The System 46T accommodates up to eight terminated SPDT coaxial microwave relays and four terminated multi-pole coaxial microwave relays.

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Keithley S46 RF Microwave Switching

Features

Benefits

Built-in contact closure counter Allows maintenance personnel to assess when the relays are nearing the end of their mechanical life. In this way, preventive maintenance can be performed in a timely way.
Relays can be easily added to the system   Simplifies creating new switch configurations as new test requirements emerge.
32 control channels can be operated via GPIB with a minimal set of instructions. Ensures the system can be set up and running quickly.  
Front panel LEDs Indicates the status of all relay contacts continuously to allow easy monitoring of system operation.
Channel characterization data storage Supports storing S-parameters or calibration constants for each relay contact or each pathway. Critical performance parameters can be stored in memory for use in trend analysis between scheduled maintenance.
Frequency ranges up to 40GHz Provides maximum switching flexibility.
Available accessories include low-loss, semi-flexible RF cables Helps to maximize signal integrity.

Models

Model Maximum Switching Channels Other Features Connectivity Mainframe Size Notes List Price
S46-18 up to 32 Unterminated Relays including 18, 26.5, and 40GHz GPIB Full rack, 2U

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S46T-18 up to 32 Terminated Relays including 18 and 26.5GHz GPIB Full rack, 2U

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ModelS46-18
Maximum Switching ChannelsOther FeaturesConnectivity
up to 32Unterminated Relays including 18, 26.5, and 40GHzGPIB
Mainframe SizeNotes
Full rack, 2U

Configured System

ModelS46T-18
Maximum Switching ChannelsOther FeaturesConnectivity
up to 32Terminated Relays including 18 and 26.5GHzGPIB
Mainframe SizeNotes
Full rack, 2U

Configured System

Model Maximum Switching Channels Other Features Connectivity Mainframe Size Notes List Price
S46-18 up to 32 Unterminated Relays including 18, 26.5, and 40GHz GPIB Full rack, 2U

Configured System

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S46T-18 up to 32 Terminated Relays including 18 and 26.5GHz GPIB Full rack, 2U

Configured System

Configure & Quote
ModelS46-18
Maximum Switching ChannelsOther FeaturesConnectivity
up to 32Unterminated Relays including 18, 26.5, and 40GHzGPIB
Mainframe SizeNotes
Full rack, 2U

Configured System

ModelS46T-18
Maximum Switching ChannelsOther FeaturesConnectivity
up to 32Terminated Relays including 18 and 26.5GHzGPIB
Mainframe SizeNotes
Full rack, 2U

Configured System

DAQ Data Acquisition Primer: An Introduction to Multi-Channel Measurement Systems

Literature number: 1KW-61325-0
Primer 16 Apr 2018
System 46T RF/Microwave Switch System32 Channel, Terminated
Keithley System 46T RF/Microwave Switch System32 Channel, Terminated (S46T) Data Sheet  
Literature number: 1KW-50381-1
Datasheet 14 Nov 2017
System 46 R/F Microwave Switch System Data Sheet
32-Channel, Unterminated2U high RF/microwave switching system that simplifies the automated switching needed to test a wide range of telecommunications products and devices.
Literature number: 1KW-5043-1
Datasheet 14 Nov 2017
S46 Microwave Switch System Terminated Teledyne Installation Guide
S46 Microwave Switch System Terminated Teledyne Installation Guide PA-912 Rev. B
Part number: PA-912B
User 28 Aug 2017
S46T Microwave Switch System Relay Installation Guide
S46T Microwave Switch System Relay Installation Guide PA-913, Rev. A
Part number: PA-913A
User 28 Aug 2017
S46 Microwave Switch System Relay Installation Guide PA-778 Rev. C
S46 Microwave Switch System Relay Installation Guide PA-778 Rev. C
Part number: PA-778C
User 28 Aug 2017
Your Guide to Creating High Performance Switching Applications
Fact Sheet 08 Aug 2017
E-Handbook Guide to Switch Considerations by Signal Type
Fact Sheet 04 Feb 2017
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