Custom Applications

Dow-Key Switch Solution

modular switching system


The best in the RF switch industry, Dow-Key’s engineering team is dedicated to support you with custom solutions from design to RF switch system integration, and post product support. We are specialized in designing and manufacturing RF switches and complex switching systems.

Modular Switching System

Our modular platform enables us to provide customized solutions built per custom specifications and to meet all types of signal switching needs at a low cost; foremost matrix solutions, fiber optics switching, and switches & switch assemblies for ATE, SATCOM and Space applications, for both government and commercial entities.

Our 5XXX-series solutions is based on our standard switch matrix platform consisting of …
• Switches
• Standard Chassis
• Manual control
• Remote control
• Standard Dow-Key software

… which has been customized to meet certain specifications that may require additional components such as:
• Amplifiers
• Filters
• Splitters
• Combiners
• Attenuators
• Isolators
• Couplers
• Diplexers
• Delay lines
• DC blocks
• Customized software
• Customized controller
• Customized switch configuration
• Fiber optic modules
• Sensors
• Ruggedized solutions to meet environmental constraints
• Special qualification testing and markings

Backed by decades of industry experience, our highly skilled engineering team works with you to design a solution that best meets your requirement. Our expertise and profound knowledge allows us to offer you the optimal switch solution taking features and performance versus cost into consideration. We work with you on every step to achieve your design goals and with timely delivery.

Why Dow-Key?

  • We design and manufacture our own electromechanical switches.
  • We build per your design and performance specifications.
  • We offer design recommendation and improvements as needed.
  • We offer you our RF switch and design expertise and guide you in achieving your project goals.
  • We provide you high quality solutions for a great price.
  • We can offer program management, special quality testing or SDRL management if needed.
  • We know how to integrate complex switching modules the proper way for maximized performance.
  • We can design and integrate switching systems with both active components such as amplifiers and passive components, including attenuators, isolators, filters, etc.
  • We offer many software control options: Ethernet TCP/IP, HTTP-server (built-in website GUI control), GPIB, RS-232, SNMP, LabView, Touch Screen control, LCD/Keypad control etc.
  • We provide unlimited support to our customers – before and after purchase.

To learn how we can support your engineering needs, contact our Technical Support to speak to an engineer.

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Dow-Key Microwave Corporation, the world's largest manufacturer of electromechanical RF Switches and Switching Systems, is part of the Microwave Products Group (MPG), which is a subsidiary of Dover Corporation. We specialize in Coaxial Switches, Waveguide Switches, Space Qualified Switches, Electromechanical Switch Matrices, Solid State Switch Matrices, Fiber Optic Switch Matrices, Programmable Delay Lines and much more. Specializing in RF Matrix, Switch Matrix, and RF Switches.

As a leader in RF technology, Dow-Key offers high performance waveguide switches operating up to 70 GHz, coaxial switches operating up to 40 GHz, Hi-Rel switches such as SPDT, transfer switch, T-Switch, various waveguide switches and switching blocks, and switching systems such as SATCOM modules, RF matrices with individual switches, non-blocking crossbar, fan-in and fan-out modules, hybrid switching solution and much more (electromechanical, solid state and fiber optics), in addition to, custom switching designs and reliable solutions, as it is required in today's fast paced communication industry. Our products are used in a wide range of different markets, from commercial, military and to space, with applications in ATE, avionics, ground based, satellite communications, broadcasting, Hi-Rel, and many more. We are specialized in RF technology and custom switching needs. Dow-Key Microwave is AS9100 / ISO-9001:2008 certified and is committed to provide unparalleled customer service, competitive pricing and on-time delivery. Founded in 1945, Dow-Key is the oldest continuously operational RF Relay manufacturer in the United States.

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