low-power multi-step SSR?

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  1. danielsjang

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    Hello!

    Is there such a circuit element where, such table is possible?
    DC input ... ports connected
    0 volt ..... A and Z (or Z to Z, essentially off)
    2 volt ..... B and Z
    3 volt ..... C and Z
    4 volt ..... D and Z

    It seemed like solid state relays were what I was looking for, but most all of them act as simple switches (on or off). :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  2. beenthere

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    You can use voltage comparators to signal the different input levels, but the meaning of "ports" is not at all clear. Perhaps you can clarify that?
     
  3. danielsjang

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    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I guess in a practical sense, Z will be output port (just a metal lead), and A,B,C,D will be its input leads.

    Even simply: four (or more) separate switches with each of its one end connected to a common node, Z. One switch will be on at a time, controlled by voltage.

    Perhaps, a voltage controlled analog multiplexer, if such thing exists?

    I'll be testing the characteristics of four different antennas and would like to do this using a remote (voltage) switch

    Thanks!
     
  4. beenthere

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    For RF response, a CMOS analog switch might not be the thing. Four small reed relays would be more like it.

    On reflection, the switching would be easiest by means of a rotary switch. Each position selecting a different reed switch. That way, the voltage levels are not necessary.
     
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