It started as a casual conversation at a trade show over the summer.
We have been using Hirose connectors for years, and the company’s representative thought this 5G Switch Evaluation Board we built was a noteworthy mmWave Test application of their product.
So, Monzite and Hirose decided to jointly present this info-graphic. Click on this image to enlarge or download as a PDF:
Note: The switch featured here is high-speed, up to 40 GHz, SP4T built in a 12mm SMT package.
Big Problem in a Tiny Space
Need for specialized MMIC switch driver in airborne sensor sparks an idea for a new product with multiple uses.
An engineer for a major aerospace contractor was working on a prototype for a new classified airborne sensor. The mechanicals were exceedingly tight and he needed a MMIC switch driver with specialized capabilities but found no off-the-shelf technology that would fit.
The problem at hand was dealing with variable high output voltages from an array of MMICs. After reviewing ...