American Microwave Corporation
7309-A Grove Road
Frederick, MD 21704


ISO -9001:2015

In Pursuit of Excellence
Through Engineering since 1978


AMC Model SW-1218-3A is a SP3T Pin Diode
Switch With Low Insertion Loss and
High Isolation.


 Frequency Range

12 – 18 GHz

 Insertion Loss

2.6 dB Maximum


30 dB Minimum


1.9:1 Maximum

 Rise/Fall Time

(10% RF to 90% RF): 50 ns Maximum
(90% RF to 10% RF): 50 ns Maximum

 Power Handling

+23 dBm Maximum

 TTL Delay

50 ns Typical

 Power Supply

+5 VDC @ 100 mA Maximum
– 5 VDC @   50 mA Maximum


Available Options:


-55 dB Minimum Isolation


Independent Controls (SPDT)


SMA Male Connectors


Solder Pin Control Terminal


Reverse Logic


-15V Supply


-12V Supply

Environmental Ratings:

Our standard
environmental ratings are as follows, for specific
requirements please contact us…

 -65 ºC to +110
ºC Operating
ºC to +125 ºC Non-Operating
 Humidity:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 103B
 Shock:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 213B
 Vibration:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 204D
 Altitude:  MIL-STD-202F,
Method 105C

 Temperature Cycle:
Method 107D


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