Agilent L4490A/91A
RF Switch Platform
Data Sheet
Shorten your custom switch
matrix development time
with a robust, reliable solution
Features
• Flexible and easily configurable
switch mounting system for
robust and reliable signal routing
• 3D models included for quick
RF cable layout and documentation
• Graphical Web interface for quick
setup, troubleshooting and support
• Easy connection and control of
all the most popular microwave
switches and attenuators
• Expandable up to 128 coil drives
• Effective switch management with
switch verification, sequences
and relay counter
• Software drivers for most common
programming environments
• LXI compliance includes Web
interface and built-in Ethernet
connectivity
The Agilent Technologies
L4490A/91A RF switch platform
simplifies the task of defining and
building a custom switch matrix.
Engineers are often under pressure to lower cost and get to
market quickly. The L4490A/91A
provides the right tools to easily
define and build a custom switch
matrix while reducing your
overall design time – all without
sacrificing signal integrity. In
addition, with the robust design,
you can have confidence in the
reliability and longevity of your
system.
The RF switch platform easily
integrates into your test environment with standard rack
mount kits, LAN and GPIB
connectivity, graphical Web
interface and software drivers
for the most common programming environments.
This platform is ideal for R&D
and manufacturing engineers
creating custom switch matrices
for A/D and wireless applications
testing mobile radios, handsets,
basestations, radio components,
and other wireless devices. Also,
with the broad range of supported
switches up to 50 GHz, you can
future-proof your investment for
emerging standards like WiMAXTM,
LTE and UMB.
Two Platforms with Ample
Space to Mount Switches
and Other Components
2U and 4U high versions of the
switch platform are available
to give you flexibility for your
unique needs and expandability
for future projects. Both platforms come standard with 64 coil
drives integrated into the enclose
with options for expansion.
The 2U version uses a bottom
mounting tray with pre-drilled
holes for mounting up to 8 multiport switches or a combination
of devices using optional bracket
kits. See Figure 1.
The 4U version has a unique
switch mounting system with a
robust design ensuring that all
components are securely mounted,
giving you confidence in a highly
accurate and repeatable RF
connection.
The 4U switch mounting system
comes standard with a tray for
vertically mounting switches and
attenuators using optional bracket
kits. All devices are securely
mounted with the RF connectors
on top, giving you a compact,
flexible solution to meet your
custom needs.
The switch mounting tray has
plenty of space for mounting and
controlling up to 48 SPDT switches or 16 multiport switches, or a
combination of these and other
devices. Note that some complex
switch configurations require
more than the supplied 600 mA
quiescent current. See quiescent
current calculations in the
specifications section for more
information. Another mounting
tray at the rear of the instrument
provides space for mounting
additional components. There
is also an optional front panel
with locations for mounting
up to 8 mulitport switches. See
Figure 2.
The 4U unit also has a location
on the rear panel to mount a
user-provided fan for when
cooling is required.
The design also provides easy
access for building, customizing
and servicing the unit. You can
easily remove the top, bottom,
front and rear panels for quick
access. The front and rear panels
can be customized for your
unique needs. You can drill or
punch holes for mounting RF
connectors, LEDs and other
signal routing components.
See figure 3.
Cables and connectors can be
ordered through Agilent Technologies or third party suppliers
listed later in this document
under ordering information.
Build custom designs from multiplexers, blocking or non-blocking
matrices or a combination of
both with signal conditioning
to meet your unique needs.
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Switch drive
controller
Pre-drilled bottom
plate for mounting
RF switches and other
components
Place up to 4 distribution
boards here for easy control
of switches and attenuators
Lan and GPIB control
Customizable rear panel for RF connectors
Customizable two-layer front panel
Power and LED status indicators
Figure 1. L4490A RF switch platform
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First 2 switch bays
removable for more flexible
component mounting
Durable
switch/attenuator
mounting locations
Customizable two-layer front panel
(or option 001 has holes to mount
8 multiport switches)
Customizable rear panel
for RF connectors
Lan and GPIB control
Location for user
mountable fan
Power and LED
status indicators
Figure 2. L4491A RF switch platform
User configured
4x4 Matrix
User configured front panel with punched holes for
RF connectors and LED status indicators
Figure 3. User configured L4491A RF switch platform
Rear mounting
tray for additional
components
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Easy ribbon cable
connections to
switches
For even more time savings 2D
and 3D models of the switch
mounting system, switches and
brackets are provided in .dxf,
.stp and .igs formats. This enables you to quickly layout cable
routing and document your solution in your own modeling tools.
See Figure 4.
Easy Servicability
With the switch mounting system, switches are easily replaced
through the bottom of the box
without disturbing the RF
cabling. See Figure 5.
Switch drive and readback
capabilities
The Agilent L4490A/91A integrates the power and control
signals for all of the most popular
RF and uW switches and attenuators. It comes standard with
64 switch coil drive lines – that’s
enough to control 32 standard
SPDT switches or 8 multiport
switches. With Option 002, it’s
expandable to control another
64 coils. In addition, access to
the 5 V, 12 V and 24 V supplies
is also available to control other
devices in your RF switch matrix.
If you need more control and
monitoring lines, Option 004
adds 16 digital IO lines and
28 additional relay drive lines.
Figure 4: 3D models
in switch closures. Use digital
outputs to drive LEDs to show
the actual switch position.
Supported components
The following Agilent microwave
switches and attenuators are
directly supported with the
Y1150A-Y1155A distribution
boards:
•N181x/U9397x Series
SPDT switches
•8762/3/4 Series SPDT switches
• 8765x coaxial switches
• 8766x/8767x/8768x multiport
switches
• 87104x/106x/L710xx/L720xx
multiport switches
• 87406x Series matrix switches
• 87204x/206x Series
multiport switches
• 87606x Series matrix switches
• 87222x/L7222 transfer
switches
• 849x/8490x Series attenuators
• Other switches and devices
through individual screw
terminal connections
The Y1156A diagnostics board
tests the L4490A/91A to ensure
all the control signals are being delivered to the switches.
This test is easily done using
the switch sequences supplied
through the Web interface.
The L4490A/91A uses distribution
boards for simple connections to
the switches using standard
ribbon cables.
The distribution boards also have
digital inputs so you can read
back the actual position of the
switch, giving you more confidence
Figure 5: Easy to service the unit without
disturbing the RF cabling
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Switch Management
Switch sequences allow you to
define and control complex signal
paths with user assigned names.
Sequences can be nested and
called from your program. Up to
500 sequences can be defined and
stored in non-volatile memory so
when power is lost, the sequences
are not. Use sequences and the
break-before-make features to
ensure switch closures are made
in the right order and eliminate
possible damage to your valuable
DUTs or test equipment. See
Figure 6.
Switch counts are also stored
in the instrument’s non-volatile
memory. So you can monitor
when a a switch is nearing its
end-of-life.
Figure 6: L4490A/91A switch sequences developed/executed from the Web interface
or programming environment
Additionally, power up/down
states can be identified and
stored in non-volatile memory,
protecting the DUT when power
is lost.
Graphical Web Interface
The built-in graphical Web browser
interface provides remote access
and control of the instrument
via a Java-enabled browser such
as Internet Explorer. Using the
Web interface, you can set-up,
troubleshoot and maintain your
instrument from anywhere on
the network. See Figure 7.
• View and modify instrument
setup
• Configure switch/attenuator channels
• Open or close switches
• Send, receive and view
SCPI commands
• Define and execute switch sequences
Figure 7. The Web interface makes it easy to set up, troubleshoot and maintain your test remotely.
• View error queue
• Get status reports on relay cycle counts, firmware
revisions and more
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Additionally, since the Web server
is built into the instrument, you
can access it on any operating
system that supports the Web
browser without having to install
any special software. Password
protection and LAN lockout
are also provided for additional
security.
Standard Ethernet connectivity
with LXI
The L4490A/91A ships with the
Agilent E2094 Libraries Suite
for easy configuration and integration into your system.
Each unit comes standard with
built-in GPIB and Ethernet connectivity. The 100BaseT Ethernet
interface offers high-speed connections that allow for remote
access and control. You can set
up a private network to filter out
unwanted LAN traffic and speed
up the I/O throughput, or take
advantage of the remote capabilities and distribute your tests
worldwide. Monitor, troubleshoot or debug your application
remotely.
Software for most popular
programming environments
Full support for standard programming environments ensures
compatibility and efficiency.
The L4490A/91A supports the
SCPI language and is software
compatible with the L4445A and
34945A uW switch drivers. You
can use direct I/O with the
Figure 8. Agilent custom solutions are fully integrated, tested and documented
software you already have and
know, or use standard IVI and
LabVIEW* software drivers
that provide compatibility with
the most popular development
environments including:
• Agilent VEE PRO
• National Instruments
LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI,
TestStand, and Switch
Manager
• Microsoft C/C++ and
Visual Basic
*LabVIEW is a National Instruments product.
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Custom solutions
Agilent also offers turnkey switch
matrix designs that range from
a simple 1 x 12 fanout to a full
10 x 10 non-blocking, full access
matrix, to complete custom
switching and signal conditioning
units based on your requirements.
These products are completely
assembled and offer high performance, and high reliability with
Agilent RF switches or other
specified components. The highquality, semi-rigid coaxial cables
ensure excellent signal integrity.
These systems are also fully tested
with S-parameters on every
signal path and include full
documentation and support.
Product Specifications
Switch drive
64 channels, low side drive mode
Driver off voltage (max) Driver off leakage current Driver on current (max) Driver on voltage (max) 30 V
500 uA
600 mA
0.5 V at 600 mA
64 channels, TTL drive mode
Hi output voltage Lo output voltage Lo input current 3 V at Iout = 2 mA
0.4 V at Iin = 20 mA
20 mA
Position indicator sense inputs
Channels Lo input voltage (max) Hi input voltage (min) Input resistance
Maximum input voltage 64
0.8 V
2.5 V
>100 kΩ at Vin ≤ 5 V
>20 kΩ at Vin > 5 V
30 V
Switch drive power supply
Voltage 24 V nominal
(external power supply required for switches needing different voltages)
Current 600 mA (typical 700 mA; 500 mA quiescent + 200 mA for switching)
Quiescent Current Requirement
Most latching switches require some small amount of quiescent current to remain in their position. This current can range from 1 to 2 mA to
50 mA. Multiport switches nominal quiescent currents range from 20 mA
to 40 mA. Be sure to calculate your quiescent current needs using the
5989-2272EN Configuration Guide.
Example:
12 87106C nominal quiescent current: 12 x 30 ma = 360 mA
Plus 6 N1810TL nominal quiescent current: 6 x 1.5 ma = 9 ma
Total nominal quiescent current = 369 mA
Voltage range 4.75 V to 30 V
Current limit 2A
External power connection
LED indicator (current mode divers)
Channels Supply voltage LED drive current Driver compliance voltage 64
5 V nominal
5 mA nominal
(prog 1-20 mA)
0.8 V
Memory
States 8
5 instrument states with user label in non-volatile memory
Product specifications (continued)
General specifications
Power supply and line frequency
100 V to 240 V ±10% (50-60 Hz ±10% auto sensed)
Power consumption 100/200 VA
Operating Environment
Full accuracy for 0°C to 55°C
Full accuracy to 80% R.H. at 40°C
40°C to 70°C
Storage environment 2U Dimensions (H x W x L)
88.1 x 425.6 x 574.0 mm 3.47 x 16.76 x 22.60 in
7.7 kg (17 lbs)
2U Weight
4U Dimensions (H x W x L)
177.0 x 425.6 x 574.0 mm
6.97 x 16.76 x 22.60 in
4U Weight
9.1 kg (20 lbs)
Safety conforms to CSA, UL/IEC/EN 61010-1
EMC conforms to IEC/EN 61326-1, CISPR 11
Warranty 1 year
+5 V 1A
+12 V 3 A (3 A fused)
+24 V Additional power
0.6 A
Total max power: 1
35 W at 40 °C (L4490A)
40 W at 40 °C (L4491A)
Derated linearly to 10 W at 55°C (L4490A and L4491A)
Digital IO Option 004
16 digital IO lines plus 28 relay drive lines
Max module power dissipation
Power available
6W
12 V regulation no load to full load 10%
5 V regulation no load to full load 5%
Max power from 12 V 6W
Max power from 5 V 1W
28 relay drives
GPIO ports chan 1 and chan 2 8 configure bits as input or output
chan 3
3 output bits
sink up to 100 mA
1. If additional power is required to drive relays, use an external power supply.
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Product specifications (continued)
Software
Agilent connectivity software included
Minimum system requirements
PC hardware Agilent I0 Libraries Suite 15 or greater (E2094N)
Intel Pentium 100 MHz, 64 Mbyte RAM, 210 Mbyte disk space
Display 800x600, 256 colors, CD-ROM drive
Operating system1Windows® NT/2000/XP/Vista
Software driver support for programming languages
Software drivers IVI-C and IVI-COM for Windows NT®/2000/XP/Vista
LabVIEW
Compatible with programming tools and environments
Agilent
VEE Pro
National Instruments
TestStand
Measurement Studio
LabWindows/CVI
LabVIEW
Switch Executive
Microsoft
Visual Studio.NET
C/C++
Visual Basic 6
1 Load IO Libraries Version M for Windows NT support or version 14.0 for Windows 98 SE support
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Table 1 Ordering information
Description
Comments
L4490A
2U RF switch platform
Includes switch driver and space to mount RF components. Comes standard with LAN and
GPIB interface. User’s guide is included on CD.
OPT 004
Recommended for DIO control
Add 16 bit digital IO and 28 bits of relay drive lines
L4491A
4U RF switch platform
Includes switch driver and space to mount RF
components. Comes standard with LAN and GPIB interface. User’s guide is included on CD.
OPT 001
Front panel with holes to mount up to 8 Agilent 87xxx or
L7xxx style multiport switches
Replaces STD blank front panel with a front panel
with holes for mounting multiport switches.
OPT 002
Add 64 additional switch drive lines with additional 34945EXT
Required if you have more than 4 distribution boards.
OPT 004
Add 16 bit digital IO and 28 bits of relay drive lines
Recommended for DIO control
OPT 005
Standard 4U unit with center tray for mounting switches
Recommended for RF switch mounting configurations
OPT 006
4U unit with bottom mounting tray (pre-drilled bottom for mounting switches and no center switch tray)
Replaces center tray mounting option 005 with no center tray and mounting holes on bottom of the unit.
Accessories
Distribution boards -
Required for control of external switches. See Table 2 to determine correct distribution boards needed.
Y1150A
Distribution board for 8 N181x/U9397x SPDT switches
Y1151A
Distribution board for two 87104x/106x/L7x0xx multiport or 87406B matrix switches
Y1152A
Distribution board for one 87204x/206x or 87606B switch and two N181x switches Y1153A
Distribution board for two 84904/5/6/7/8 or 8494/5/6 step attenuators Y1154A
Distribution board for two 87222/L7222C transfer switches and six N181x SPDT switches Y1155A
Distribution board w/ generic screw terminals for driving 16 switch coils
Y1156A
Diagnostics board to verify switch control signals
Mounting kits: includes brackets, screws and ribbon cables where appropriate
Recommended for troubleshooting purposes
Y1170A
Mounting brackets and ribbon cables for mounting qty 5 N181x or 8762/3/4 Series switches in the L4491A
Can mount 12 SPDT switches per bay (up to 48 SPDT
switches in switch tray). Ribbon cables only support
N1810 series switches.
Y1171A
Can mount up to 8 SPDT switches. Ribbon cables only support N1810 series switches.
Mounting brackets and ribbon cables for mounting qty 5 N181x or 8762/3/4 Series switches in the L4490A
Y1172A
Mounting brackets and ribbon cables for mounting qty 5 87xxx or L7xxx multiport/matrix switches in the L4490A/91A
Can mount 4 multiport/matrix switches per bay in the L4491A (up to 16 total) and up to 8 multiports in the
L4490A.
Y1173A
Mounting brackets and ribbon cables for mounting qty 6 87222 series transfer switches in the L4490A/91A (3 brackets and 6 cables) Can mount up to 12 transfer switches per bay in the L4491A. Recommend right angle RF cable when used
in the L4490A due to height restrictions.
Y1174A
Mounting brackets and ribbon cables for mounting qty 5 849xx Series step attenuators in the L4490A/91A Can mount up to 4 attenuators per bay in the L4491A.
Y1175A
Mounting brackets for mounting qty 5 849x series attenuators or 876x Series switches in the L4490/91A
Can mount up to 4 attenuators per bay in the L4491A. NO ribbon cables included.
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Table 1 Ordering information (continued)
Description
Comments
Replacement mechanical parts
L4490-06101
Extra bottom/top mounting tray with pre-drilled mounting holes Same tray as used in L4490A and L4491A Option 006
for mounting switches
L4490-80000
Extra L4490A dual layer front panel
Same front panel as L4491A standard front panel
L4490-80001
Extra L4491A dual layer front panel
Same front panel as L4491A standard front panel
L4490-80002
Extra L4491A dual layer front panel with holes to mount up to 8 Agilent 87xxx or L7xxx style multiport switches
Same front panel as L4491A Option 001
L4490-06213
Extra L4491A rear filler panel
Same rear filler panel as on the standard L4491A Includes fan holes for 60 mm fan (50 mm mounting hole to hole spacing)
L4490-06120
Extra L4490A/L4491A small rear panel
Rackmount kits
Filler panel See enclosures catalog for more rack mounting options
L4490A-AXA or 5063-9212
Standard rackmount flange kit for 2U product
L4490A-AXB or 5063-9219
Standard rackmount kit with handles for 2U
L4491A-AXA or 5063-9215 Standard rackmount flange kit for 4U product
L4491A-AXB or 5063-9222
Standard rackmount kit with handles for 4U
Cables and connectors
Agilentcables: www.agilent.com/find/cables
connectors: www.agilent.com/find/connectors
Third partyPasternack www.pasternack.com
Micro-coax www.micro-coax.com
S. M. Electronics www.smelectronics.us
Y1174A Mounting bracket
(includes 5 brackets and
ribbon cables)
Multiport ribbon cable
Y1172A
Mounting bracket
(includes 5 brackets
and ribbon cables)
Y1175A
Mounting bracket
(includes 5 brackets,
NO ribbon cables)
Y1173A
Mounting bracket
for transfer switches
(includes 3 brackets
and 6 ribbon cables)
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Y1170A mounting bracket
(includes 5 brackets and
ribbon cables)
Figure 7. L4490A/91A RF switch mounting brackets
Custom Matrix from
Agilent’s Custom Group
Configuration and pricing
depends on the defined
configuration. See
Step 1 Select the required
quantity of distribution boards
for the required switches using
Table 2:
www.agilent.com/find/switchmatrix
• (Qty 6) Y1152A
distribution boards to control
(Qty 6) 87206B switches
Example configuration:
• (Qty 1) Y1150A
distribution board to control (Qty 8) N1810UL switches
to find out more.
A test system is being built
that requires the following
microwave switching:
• (Qty 6) Agilent 87206B
SP6T switches
• (Qty 8) Agilent N1810UL
SPDT switches
Step 2 Select switch mounting
kits based on switches selected:
• (Qty 2) Y1172A
mounting kits to mount
(Qty 6) 87206B switches
• (Qty 2) Y1170A
mounting kits to mount
(Qty 8) N1810UL switches
Step 3 Select the RF Platform
and options. For 14 switches,
the L4491A is recommended. If
more than 4 distribution boards
are needed, then you need to add
Option 002.
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Here is the final recommended
configuration:
• (Qty 6) 87206B
DC-20 GHz SP6T switches
with option 161
(Qty 6) Y1152A
distribution boards (Qty 2) Y1172A
mounting brackets
plus ribbon cables
• (Qty 8) N1810UL
DC-20 GHz SPDT switches
with options 124, 402, 201
(Qty 1) Y1150A
distribution board (Qty 2) Y1170A
mounting brackets
plus ribbon cables
• L4491A w/option 002 for an additional 64 control lines
See table 2 for recommended
switch options for 24 VDC coils,
position indicators and DIP
socket connectors.
See the application note:
Agilent 34945A, L4445A &
L4490A/L4491A Configuration
Guide (5989-2272EN)
for additional configuration
details.
Table 2. Accessory selection: Use the following table to select distribution boards, mounting brackets and switch options.
Switch Description
Frequency
Reference
Coil voltage
Position
DC
Distribution
model
range
document option
indicator connector board [No. number1
optionoptionof switches/
board]
5968-9653E
124
402/4032
N1810UL Un-terminated latching 3-port (SPDT)
DC – 2, 4, 20,
N1810TL
Terminated latching 3-port (SPDT)
or 26.5 GHz
N1811TL
Terminated latching 4-port (bypass)
N1812UL
Un-terminated latching 5-port
87104A SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
87104B
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
87104C
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
87106A
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
87106B
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
87106C
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
87406B
6-port matrix, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
5965-7841E
87204A SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
5965-3309E
87204B
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
87204C
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
87206A
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
87206B
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
87206C
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
87606B
6-port matrix, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
87222C
4-port transfer
DC – 26.5 GHz 5968-2216E
5091-3366E
024
Included
Included
Included
Bracket kit3
201
Y1150A [8]
Y1170A: L4491A
(DB9F)
Y1152A [2]
Y1171A: L4490A
161 Y1154A [6]
Y1151A [2]
Y1172A
(16-pin DIP)
161
Y1152A [1] Y1172A
(16-pin DIP)
5965-7842E
Included
Included
87222D
DC – 40 GHz
87222E
DC – 50 GHz
L7104A
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
L7104B
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
L7104C
SP4T 4-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
L7106A
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 4 GHz
L7106B
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 20 GHz
L7106C
SP6T 6-port latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
L7204A
SP4T 4-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 4 GHz
L7204B
SP4T 4-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 20 GHz
L7204C
SP4T 4-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
L7206A
SP6T 6-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 4 GHz
L7206B
SP6T 6-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 20 GHz
L7206C
SP6T 6-port latching, un-terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz
5989-6030EN 024
Included
161
Y1154A [2]
Y1173A
(16-pin DIP)
161
Y1151A [2]
Y1172A
(16-pin DIP)
1 Product and technical overviews for the switches and attenuators listed can be obtained by document number from the Agilent RF & Microwave Test Accessories
web site. Go to http://www.agilent.com/find/accessories, select ‘RF & Microwave Test Accessories,’ and search for the document number. Additional information
can also be found in the ‘RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog’ accessible from this site. If viewing this document on-line, click on the reference document link.
2 Drive Option 403 adds current interrupts which allow continuous drive mode to be used within the 34945A/L4445A/L4490A/L4491A.
3 Bracket kits apply to the L4490A and L4491A. These kits include pre-assembled control cables and hardware for mounting switches/attenuators to the brackets and
the bracket assemblies to the L4490A and L4491A RF Switch Platforms.
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Table 2. Accessory selection: Use the following table to select distribution boards, mounting brackets and switch options (continued).
Switch Description
Frequency
Reference
Coil voltage
Position
DC
Distribution
model
range
document option
indicator connector board [No. number1
optionoptionof switches/
board]
Bracket kit3
L7222C
Y1173A
4-port transfer latching, terminated
DC – 26.5 GHz 5989-6084EN included
included
161 Y1154A [2]
(16-pin DIP)
8762A
Terminated latching 3-port (SPDT)
DC – 4 GHz
Solder
8762B
Terminated latching 3-port (SPDT)
DC – 18 GHz
terminals
8762C
Terminated latching 3-port (SPDT)
DC – 26.5 GHz
(standard)
8763A
Terminated latching 4-port (transfer)
DC – 4 GHz
8763B
Terminated latching 4-port (transfer)
DC – 18 GHz
8763C
Terminated latching 4-port (transfer)
DC – 26.5 GHz
8764A
Terminated latching 5-port
DC – 4 GHz
8764B
Terminated latching 5-port
DC – 18 GHz
8764C
Terminated latching 5-port
DC – 26.5 GHz
8762F
75 ohms Terminated (SPDT)
DC – 4 GHz
5964-3704E
8765A
Coaxial (SPDT), SMA
DC – 4 GHz
5952-2231E
8765B
Coaxial (SPDT), SMA
DC – 20 GHz
terminals
8765C
Coaxial (SPDT), 3.5 mm
DC – 26.5 GHz
(with 324)
8765D
Coaxial (SPDT), 2.4 mm
DC – 40 GHz
8765F
Coaxial (SPDT), 75 ohm, SMB
DC – 4 GHz
8766K
Coaxial (SP3T)
DC – 26.5 GHz 5959-7831
8767K
Coaxial (SP4T)
DC – 26.5 GHz
8768K
Coaxial (SP5T)
DC – 26.5 GHz
8769K
Coaxial (SP6T)
DC – 26.5 GHz
8767M
Coaxial (SP4T)
DC – 50 GHz
8768M
Coaxial (SP5T)
DC – 50 GHz
8769M
Coaxial (SP6T)
DC – 50 GHz
U9397A
8 GHz Solid State
300 kHz-8 GHz 5989-6088EN Included
U9397C
18 GHz Solid State
300 kHz–18 GHz
5952-1873E
024
324
n/a
n/a
Solder
Y1155A [8]
Y1155A [8]
Y1170A: L4491A
Y1171A: L4490A
Y1170A: L4491A
Y1171A: L4490A
5091-2679E
024
5988-2477EN 024
n/a
n/a
n/a
060
Y1155A [2]
Y1175A
(12-pin Viking) Y1155A [1]
10-pin DIP
Solder
Y1153A [2]
Y1155A [8]
terminals
Y1175A
Y1170A: L4491A
Y1171A: L4490A
1 Product and technical overviews for the switches and attenuators listed can be obtained by document number from the Agilent RF & Microwave Test Accessories
web site. Go to http://www.agilent.com/find/accessories, select ‘RF & Microwave Test Accessories,’ and search for the document number. Additional information
can also be found in the ‘RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog’ accessible from this site. If viewing this document on-line, click on the reference document link.
2 Drive Option 403 adds current interrupts which allow continuous drive mode to be used within the 34945A/L4445A/L4490A/L4491A.
3 Bracket kits apply to the L4490A and L4491A. These kits include pre-assembled control cables and hardware for mounting switches/attenuators to the brackets and
the bracket assemblies to the L4490A and L4491A RF Switch Platforms.
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Table 2. Accessory selection: Use the following table to select distribution boards, mounting brackets and switch options (continued).
Switch Description
Frequency
Reference
Coil voltage
Position
DC
Distribution
model
range
document option
indicator connector board [No. number1
optionoptionof switches/
board]
Bracket kit3
84904K
Y1174A
DC – 26.5 GHz 5963-6944
24 V
84904L
11 dB max, 1 dB steps, 4 sections
DC – 40 GHz
(standard)
84906K
DC – 26.5 GHz
90 dB max, 10 dB steps, 4 sections
84906L
DC – 40 GHz
84907K
DC – 26.5 GHz
70 dB max, 10 dB steps, 3 sections
Included
84907L
DC – 40 GHz
84904M
11 dB max, 1 dB steps, 4 sections
DC – 50 GHz
84905M
60 dB max, 10 dB steps, 3 sections
84908M
65 dB max, 5 dB steps, 4 sections
8494G
11 dB max, 1 dB steps, 4 sections
DC – 4 GHz
5988-2475EN 024
4
8494H
DC – 18 GHz
8495G
DC – 4 GHz
70 dB max, 10 dB steps, 3 sections
8495H
DC – 18 GHz
8496G
DC – 4 GHz
110 dB max, 10 dB steps, 4 sections
8496H
DC – 18 GHz
8495K
70 dB max, 10 dB steps, 4 sections
DC – 26.5 GHz
8497K
90 dB max, 10 dB steps, 4 sections
DC – 26.5 GHz
24 V
Included
Included
(standard)
10-pin DIP
Y1153A [2]
(standard)
10-pin DIP
Y1153A [2]
Y1174A
(standard)
12-pin Viking
Y1153A [2]
Y1175A
(standard)
1 Product and technical overviews for the switches and attenuators listed can be obtained by document number from the Agilent RF & Microwave Test Accessories
web site. Go to http://www.agilent.com/find/accessories, select ‘RF & Microwave Test Accessories,’ and search for the document number. Additional information
can also be found in the ‘RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog’ accessible from this site. If viewing this document on-line, click on the reference document link.
2 Drive Option 403 adds current interrupts which allow continuous drive mode to be used within the 34945A/L4445A/L4490A/L4491A.
3 Bracket kits apply to the L4490A and L4491A. These kits include pre-assembled control cables and hardware for mounting switches/attenuators to the brackets and
the bracket assemblies to the L4490A and L4491A RF Switch Platforms.
4 Information on these attenuators plus additional information on other attenuators can be found in the latest version of the ‘RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog.’
Related Agilent Literature
Data sheets
Agilent E2094N
IO Libraries Suite 15
5989-1439EN
RF and Microwave
Test Accessories Catalog
5968-4314EN
Rack Enclosures
Solutions Catalog
5980-0450E
Agilent 34945A, L4445A,
and L4490A/L4491A
Configuration Guide
5989-2272EN
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