Ranatec introduces RF2018B high-performance ”plug and play” switch system for high-volume RF test processes


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Gothenburg, 2020-04-06


Ranatec introduces RF2018B high-performance ”plug and play” switch system for high-volume RF test processes


  • New solid-state switch box seamlessly automates testing processes during development and manufacturing of semiconductors and wireless devices


Ranatec, a part of the Qamcom Group AB group and supplier of specialized test and measurement equipment for RF and microwave applications, today announced it has developed a brand new “plug-and-play” product. The RF2018B solid-state switch box with a highly robust DC – 6 GHz RF frequency range is an easy to install and easy to use system designed for high volume test and measurement. Requested by Ranatec customers, the newly developed product will be sold by Ranatec and Ranatec partners, worldwide.


The new Ranatec RF2018B is a high-performance RF solid state switch system with 12 switch modules, each with 1 pole and 4 throws. It is well-suited for high volume testing, where long lifetime is required and without sacrificing RF performance. The RF2018B switch box offers blue-ribbon linearity, power handling and speed.


RF2018B Solid State Switch box | Ranatec

Ranatec’s RF2018B is designed for applications such as production testing of mobile handsets, production testing of mobile base stations, Built-In-Test (BITE) applications and MIMO applications. Switches are controlled remotely via a web-interface or textual (SCPI-like) API. The box can be controlled from any computer in the network via TCP/IP sockets or via its internal web server, using a very simple communication protocol independent from the operating system, programming language, etc.


-”There is a clear trend of moving towards IoT, meaning that more and more products are connected,” confirms Magnus Killian, CEO, Ranatec. ”This leads to an increased demand of wireless testing, including RF-switching. The new RF2018B solid state switch box automates the testing process during development and manufacturing of semiconductors and wireless devices, streamlining manufacturers product cycle.”


”Key customers requested this innovation to further streamline their testing processes. Based on our flexible technology platform, we were able to respond and quickly adapt to their  needs.”


RF2018B Solid State Switch box web-interface | Ranatec



  • Switch mode: SP4T latching, terminated
  • DC – 6 GHz RF frequency range
  • Insertion loss < 1.9 dB up to 3 GHz
  • 63 dBm IP3
  • +30 dBm maximum input power
  • Flexible supply voltage: 5-45 VDC
  • <100 μs switching time
  • High repeatability
  • Ultra-long lifetime


Experts at Ranatec work closely with leading global wireless device vendors and accredited test houses to develop benchmark tools that help our customers meet the evolving demands of testing environments and deliver benchmark services and products.



Ranatec AB (www.ranatec.com)

A part of the Qamcom Group AB, Ranatec designs and manufacturers niche test and measurement tools for the most demanding RF and microwave applications. Ranatec is a specialist in test equipment for design verification, product certification, production testing as well as expert trouble-shooting and in-service monitoring. The Ranatec product portfolio has been developed in close cooperation with leading global brands within cellular infrastructure, mobile phone and radar system industries – amongst others, and offers products for Wireless Test Automation, RF/EMC Shielding, and Radar Testing. Ranatec is ISO9001:2015 certified and compliant with the most stringent ISO requirements. Visit our website at www.ranatec.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


Ranatec Contacts
Leslie Johnsen
Public Relations


M: +47 4145 8043


Magnus Kilian
CEO, Ranatec


M: +46 703 00 50 15


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