June 8, 2011

Agilent Technologies Introduces First-to-Market 40, 50- and 67-GHz High-Frequency Switches


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the introduction of 40, 50 and 67-GHz SPDT and bypass switches. This expands the well-accepted N1810/1/2 series switches with three new frequency options, delivering the only 67-GHz electro-mechanical switch on the market today. These new switches are ideal for customers needing to test radar, satellite, wireless-HDMI and microwave backhaul radios, as well as customers working with high bit rates in high-speed digital designs.

"Agilent is the established leader of high-performance switches with exceptional reliability and repeatability," said Tan Boon Khim, operations manager, Test Accessories Operation, Agilent. "These new series of high-frequency SPDT and bypass switches expand our portfolio of high-performance switches to customers who need to test components and subsystems to 67 GHz and to maximize test efficiency without compromising measurement accuracy or reliability."

The N1810TL/UL, terminated and unterminated SPDT latching coaxial switches, and the N1811TL/12UL four-port and five-port bypass switches, combine unmatched configuration flexibility with excellent repeatability, long life and reliability.

Additional capabilities include:
  • High reliability and exceptional 0.05 dB insertion loss repeatability, minimizing system uncertainty and reducing downtime.
  • Long operating life of 5 million cycles guaranteed and 10 million cycles typical, reducing cost of ownership.
  • Excellent isolation > 70 dB at 67 GHz, maximizing measurement accuracy.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The three high-frequency options, orderable today, include:
N1810TL SPDT
Option 040
$526
Option 050
$1,761
Option 067
$3,293
N1810UL SPDT
Option 040
$412
Option 050
$852
Option 067
$1,605
N1811TL Bypass
Option 040
$544
Option 050
$1,880
Option 067
$3,537
N1812UL Bypass
Option 050
$1,733
Option 067
$3,235

Additional information can be found at www.agilent.com/find/switches. High resolution photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/switches_images.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.