Dow-Key Microwave Corp

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4822 Mcgrath Street
Ventura, CA 93003-7718
About Dow-Key Microwave Corp
  • Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, part of Ceramic & Microwave Products and a subsidiary of Dover Corporation, is a worldwide leader in electromechanical switches since 1945. We manufacture, as well as custom design, switches and switching systems for the Commercial, Military, and Space industries. Dow-Key Microwave specializes in broadband RF coaxial and waveguide switches operating from DC to 70 GHz, electromechanical and solid state switch matrices, fiber optic switch systems, in addition to programmable attenuators and delay lines.
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Products by Dow-Key Microwave Corp
  • Coaxial Switches

    Dow-Key's coaxial switches are available from SPDT (1x2) up to SP14T (1x14) and they are bidirectional. The SPDT, Transfer DPDT (2x2), and SP3T thru SP6T switches are offered up to 40 GHz, while the SP7T thru SP14T switches are available up to 18 GHz. This line of products supports any number of... Read more
  • Electromechanical Matrix

    Dow-Key Microwave heavily focuses on providing the best and most reliable switching systems to the ATE industry and we have been successful in our mission since 1999. In automated test systems, the critical role switching segment plays in the overall testing is often overlooked and taken for... Read more
  • Solid State Matrix

    Many SATCOM applications require more sophisticated switching modules to support high density signals routing (transmitting and receiving). When dealing with many I/O signals the complexity of switching increases easily. Dow-Key matrix product line takes this burden away from the user and offer... Read more
White Papers by Dow-Key Microwave Corp
  • Switch Solutions for Systems with Low PIM Requirements By

    This paper focuses on defining Passive Intermodulation and the concerns around PIM. It also discusses the cause of PIM in both general terms and in switches, in addition to, providing a solution for systems with low PIM requirements. Read more
  • A Guide to RF Switching Systems By

    Whether you are designing an RF switching system or planning to purchase one, it is important to understand the fundamentals of these complex systems and the ways in which application requirements impact cost and performance. This paper will explain the requirements placed on switching systems... Read more
  • Targeting PIM Testing By

    Bandpass/bandstop (BP/BS) and lowpass/highpass (LP/HP) diplexers meeting rigid Passive Intermodulation (PIM) specifications are the essential building blocks of innovative testing system architectures. By integrating these filters with Dow-Key's switch matrices, an OEM can construct a single... Read more