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CXAR Series - Coaxial Multiplexers and Switching Systems

CXAR Series -- this series is typically used for frequencies from DC to 1000 MHz. There are a large variety of 1x2, 1x4, 1x8 and some 1x16 modules available. Other specialty modules such as 2 wire balanced line, solid state 75 ohm and extremely low leakage ( less than 50 fempto amps ) modules are available.

Open the product Bulletin CXAR-6-2015

CXAR Chassis

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CXAR Chassis




CXAR/128 Front


CXAR/128 Rear

CXAR/128-MF Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis controls up to 16 8x1 modules, 32 4x1 modules or any combination or configuration. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. Add Switch Modules, Driver Modules and a Control Module to complete the system.

Dimensions: 19" Rack Mount (483 mm) 15" deep (381 mm) 7" to 10.5" (4 to 6 RU) high (180 to 270 mm)
Weight: 15 to 25 lbs (7 to 12 Kg) max AC Power : 75 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

DC to 2 GHz 50 or 75 ohm systems
1x2, 2x2, 1x4, or 1x8, Switch Modules.
SMA, BNC, F, or other connectors
LAN, GPIB, USB, RS232 or Manual Control
Mechanical or solid state relay solutions
Custom systems and configurations





CXAR/64 Front


CXAR/64 Rear

CXAR/64-MF Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis controls up to 16 4x1 modules, or mixtures of 4x1"s, 2x1"s and 2x2 modules in any combination or configuration. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. Add Switch Modules, Driver Modules and a Control Module to complete the system.

Dimensions:
19" Rack Mount (483 mm)
15" deep (381 mm)
5.25" to 7" (3 to 4 RU) high (134 mm to 180 mm)
Weight: 15 to 25 lbs (7 to 12 Kg) max
AC Power : 75 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

DC to 2 GHz 50 or 75 ohm systems
1x2, 2x2, or 1x4, Switch Modules.
SMA, BNC, F, or other connectors
LAN, GPIB, USB, RS232 or Manual Control
Mechanical or solid state relay solutions
Custom systems and configurations





CXAR/32 Front


CXAR/32 Rear

CXAR/32-MF Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis controls up to 4 8x1 modules, 8 4x1 modules or mixtures of 8x1"s, 4x1"s, 2x1"s and 2x2 modules in any combination or configuration. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. Add Switch Modules and a Control Module to complete the system. A pushbutton manual control is optional.

Dimensions:
19" Rack Mount (483 mm)
15" deep (381 mm)
3.5" (2 RU) high (90 mm)
Weight: 15 to 20 lbs (7 to 9 Kg) max
AC Power : 50 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

DC to 2 GHz 50 or 75 ohm systems
1x2, 2x2, 1x4, or 1x8, Switch Modules.
SMA, BNC, F, or other connectors
LAN, GPIB, USB, RS232 or Manual Control
Mechanical or solid state relay solutions
Custom systems and configurations





CXAR/16 Front


CXAR/16 Rear

CXAR/16-MF Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These Chassis controls up to 2 8x1 modules, 4 4x1 modules or mixtures of 8x1"s, 4x1"s, 2x1"s and 2x2 modules in any combination or configuration. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. Add Switch Modules and a Control Module to complete the system. Pushbutton Manual control is optional.

Dimensions: 19" Rack Mount (483 mm) 15" deep (381 mm) 3.5" (2 RU) high (90 mm)
Weight: 15 to 20 lbs (7 to 9 Kg) max AC Power : 50 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

DC to 2 GHz 50 or 75 ohm systems
1x2, 2x2, 1x4, or 1x8, Switch Modules.
SMA, BNC, F, or other connectors
LAN, GPIB, USB, RS232 or Manual Control
Mechanical or solid state relay solutions
Custom systems and configurations





CXAR/8(16x1) Front


CXAR/8(16x1) Rear

CXAR/8(16x1)-MF Chassis

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

This Chassis controls up to 8 16x1 75 ohm CATV Modules specifically for Cable TV Lab automation. LEDs on the front panel show switch and power status. Add Switch Modules, Driver Modules and a Control Module to complete the system.

Dimensions: 19" Rack Mount (483 mm) 15" deep (381 mm) 7" (4 RU) high (180 mm)
Weight: 15 to 25 lbs (7 to 12 Kg) max AC Power : 75 Watts max. 110/220 selectable.

1 MHz to 1 GHz 75 ohm Cable Modem and TV systems.
Up to 8 16x1 Switch Modules.
F connectors
LAN, GPIB, USB, RS232 or Manual Control
Solid state relays
Custom systems and configurations


CXAR Switch Modules






CXR/2x1-G CXR/2x1-GT


CXR/2x2-G


CXR/8x1-G





CXR/8x1-GT

CXG DC to 2 GHz Tree Switch Modules

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These switch modules use RF relays in a stubless tree switch configuration to provide 50 or 75 ohm impedance modules. 50 ohm modules are available with SMA or BNC connectors. 75 ohm modules are available with BNC or F connectors ( some modules).

CXR/2x1-G Modules have a Normally Closed (NC = A = OFF) and Normally Open (NO = B = ON) Position.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 2 GHz. Isolation of -60 dB to 900 MHz.
75 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.3 GHz. Isolation of -60 dB to 800 MHz.
VSWR = 1.25:1 @ 1 GHz
Switched Power = 10 Watts
SMA or BNC 50 ohm connectors, BNC or F 75 ohm connectors.




CXR/2x1-GT Modules have terminations on the x2 connectors which termiate any unused channels. This module has an OFF position.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.6 GHz. Isolation of -60 dB @ 1 GHz.
75 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.1 GHz. Isolation of -55 dB @ 1 GHz.
VSWR = 1.25:1 @ 1 GHz
Switched Power = 10 Watts
Termination rated to 5 Watts
SMA or BNC 50 ohm connectors, BNC or SMB 75 ohm connectors.




CXR/2x2-G Modules Often referred to as Transfer or baseball switches. They have a Normally Closed (NC = A-B, C-D = OFF) and Normally Open (NO = A-C, B-D = ON) Position.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.5 GHz. Isolation of -60 dB to 900 MHz.
75 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.2 GHz. Isolation of -60 dB to 800 MHz.
VSWR = 1.25:1 @ 1 GHz
Switched Power = 10 Watts
SMA or BNC 50 ohm connectors, BNC or SMB 75 ohm connectors.




CXR/4x1-G and 8x1-G Modules are Normally Closed (NC = OFF State) to port 0.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 2 GHz. Isolation of -65 dB to 1 GHz.
75 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.2 GHz. Isolation of -50 dB to 1 GHz.
50 Ohm VSWR = 1.3:1 @ 1 GHz
75 Ohm VSWR = 1.3:1 @ 800 MHz
Switched Power = 10 Watts
SMA or BNC 50 ohm connectors, BNC or SMB 75 ohm connectors.



CXR/4x1-GT and 8x1-GT Modules have terminations on the unused ports. This module has an OFF position.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.5 GHz. Isolation of -65 dB @ 1 GHz.
75 ohm Bandpass of DC to 1.0 GHz. Isolation of -50 dB @ 1 GHz. 50 Ohm VSWR = 1.3:1 @ 1 GHz
75 Ohm VSWR = 1.3:1 @ 800 MHz
Switched Power = 10 Watts
Termination rated to 5 Watts
SMA or BNC 50 ohm connectors, BNC or SMB 75 ohm connectors.




















CXR/2x1-2S CXR/8x1-1S


CXR/8x1-1T


CXR/8x1-HT


CXR Reed Relay Switch Modules

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These switch modules use high reliability reed relays for applications below 150 MHz. Fast, inexpensive reed relays are perfect for coaxial switching at lower frequencies. Switch times of 1 ms and life expectancy of 100 million operations. BNC connectors.

  • +/- 200 V switching
  • +/- 400 V breakdown
  • 1 amp switching current
  • 2 amps carry current
  • Low noise.

CXR/2x1-1S or 2S Switch Modules have an A, a B and an Off state.
Single pole modules ground the outer conductor of the BNC.
Two pole modules switch the isolated outer conductor.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 300 MHz. Isolation of -50 dB to 80 MHz.
Switched Power = 10 Watts
BNC 50 ohm connectors.








CXR/8x1-1S or CXR/4x1-1S Switch Modules have an 8x1 or 4x1 configuration with default off state.
Single pole modules ground the outer conductor of the BNC either isolated or grounded.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 150 MHz. Isolation of -50 dB to 80 MHz.
Switched Power = 10 Watts
BNC 50 ohm connectors.



















CXR/8x1-1T or CXR/4x1-1T Switch Modules have an 8x1 or 4x1 configuration with default off state. All unused ports in the x8 direction are terminated to 50 or 75 ohms.
Single pole modules ground or isolate the outer conductor of the BNC.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 150 MHz. Isolation of -60 dB to 80 MHz.
Switched Power = 2 Watts
BNC connectors.



















CXR/8x1-HT or CXR/4x1-HT Switch Modules have an 8x1 or 4x1 configuration with default off state. All unused ports in the x8 direction are terminated to 50 or 75 ohms. An additional relay provides high isolation.
Single pole modules ground the outer conductor of the BNC.
50 ohm Bandpass of DC to 150 MHz. Isolation of -70 dB to 80 MHz.
Switched Power = 2 Watts
BNC connectors.





























CXS/8x1-GT-75





CXS/16x1-GT-75


CXS 75 ohm CATV Switch Modules

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These switch modules use high reliability solid state switches for 75 ohm applications between 1 and 1000 MHz ( typical cable TV). Fast, inexpensive solid state relays are perfect for coaxial switching at CATV frequencies. Switch times of 1 ms and life expectancy of 100 billion operations. Terminated to 75 ohms in both directions for use with splitters in either direction.

  • 75 ohm charactoristic impedance
  • F or BNC connectors
  • accepts signals up to 24 dBm ( 1/4 watt )
  • Low insertion loss
  • Flat bandpass.

CXS/8x1-GT-75-F or BNC switch modules have a 75 ohm termination in both directions for use with splitter outputs and low crosstalk.
Insertion loss of - 3 dB at 1 GHz.
Insertion loss flatness of 1 dB between 100 and 1000 MHz.
Isolation of -55 dB to 1000 MHz.
Switched Power = 1/4 Watt or 24 dBm
BNC or F 75 ohm connectors.





CXS/16x1-GT-75-F or BNC switch modules have a 75 ohm termination in both directions for use with splitter outputs and low crosstalk.
Insertion loss of - 4 dB at 1 GHz.
Insertion loss flatness of 2 dB between 100 and 1000 MHz.
Isolation of -55 dB to 1000 MHz.
Switched Power = 1/4 Watt or 24 dBm
BNC or F 75 ohm connectors.


























CXR/8x1-LL





CXR Low Leakage Switch Modules

Product Details ( pdf Bulletin )

These switch modules use reed relays with extremely low leakage to ground and across contacts for applications where you need to measure extremely high resistance, or extremely low leakage currents. Can be built with driven guards and triax connectors for fast low leakage measurements and ultra low noise levels.

  • Measure currents as low as 50 femto ohms.
  • Measure resistances as high as 100 Tera ohms.
  • Use source voltages up to 1000 ohms.
  • BNC or Triax connectors.
  • Driven Guard circuits.

CXR/2(4x1)-LL-BNC or -TRX switch modules have as low as 50 femto amps leakage current.


  • 8x1, dual 4x1 or 4x2 configurations.
  • BNC or SHV connectors for low leakage, hi res apps.
  • Triax connectors for hi speed driven guard apps.
  • 100 million cycle life expectancy
  • 1000 volts breakdown hold-off voltage.




Series Related Documents

cx-6-2015.pdf
cxar-6-2015.pdf
CXM-6-2015.pdf




CXAR Documents
CXAR Pricelist - US Pricelist
CXAR 64 - 128 Manual - English
Product Series
CXAR Series - Coaxial Muxes and Switching Systems
CX Series - Coaxial Matrix Switching Systems
CXM Series - Microwave Switching Systems to 40 GHz
RJ Series - Communications Switching Systems (ex: Ethernet, DSL, Teleco Switches)
HXV Series - High Voltage Switching Systems
JX Series - High Density Switches, Switching Systems and Multiplexers
LX Series - General Purpose Switching System
DX Series - Solid State Digital Matrix Switching Systems
RS Series - 9, 15 and 25 wire D connector Switching Systems
HDX Series - Very High Density Switch Matrix Systems
VDX Series - Video and RF Switches Matrix Switching Systems
VDM Series - Modular Video and RF Switch Matrix Systems
VM Series - VME Bus Switch Modules
VX Series - General Purpose Automated test and data acquisition Switching Matrix Systems
GX Series - Multi-wire Group Switching Matrices and Multiplexers
FO Series - Passive Fiber Optic Switches and Switching Systems
FX Series - OEO Fiber Optic Switch Matrix System
MESA Series - Large System Controller for Matrix Expansion Systems
PC Series - PC/AT/XT Compatible Modules
PX Series - High Density Switch Matrix
TX Series - Large Video and RF Switches and Matrix Switching Systems
VXI Series - C-sized switch modules