Welcome to Swedish Microwave (SMW)
Swedish Microwave (SMW) is a leading manufacturer of professional Low Noise Block downconverters (LNB) for the satellite market.
The products are used in VSAT systems (Very Small Aperture Terminals), SNGs (Satellite News Gathering), Cable-TV headends, Marine VSAT, and Satcom-On-The-Move applications.
All work is in-house allowing custom-design products, short delivery times, high flexibility, quick service and support.
Swedish Microwave designs and manufactures its products in Motala, SWEDEN, and has shipped to more than 127 countries.
Since we started Swedish Microwave (SMW) in 1986 our business has seen many companies come and go. Today we are Europe’s oldest manufacturer of Low Noise Block converters (LNBs), serving a global market.
There are several keys to our success. One is that we specialize in Low noise Blocks only and thus manage to focus on developing products in line with customer needs. Another is our in-house manufacturing capacity, which generates short lead times, great flexibility and prompt delivery of products as well as of service and support. As a result the general customer opinion is that we are uncomplicated and pleasant to work with.
Whatever changes may arise, now or in the future, one thing is certain. We will continue to tailor-make our customers’ communication. As we have done since 1986.
1986 LNB with Noise Figure 2.1 dB maximum
1988 The world’s first LNB manufacturer with HEMT transistor. NF 1.5 dB maximum.
1990 2-band (switchable 13/18 V) Ku-band LNB. NF 1.4 dB maximum.
1992 LNBF for the consumer market.
1996 The world’s first dual output Ku-band LNB for simultaneous reception of low-and high Ku-band.
1998 LNB with low phase noise. LNA (Ku-band).
1999 PLL LNB (Ku-band).
2000 Dual PLL LNB Ku-band to receive Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously. First BDC (Ku-band).
2001 LNB Ku-band with an IF up to 3 000 MHz to receive the Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously in one
2005 PLL LNB Ku-band with high IP3.
2006 2-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band .
2007 3/4-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band .
2010 First X-Band product. X-Band PLL-LNB. PLL LNB 14 GHz for Tx monitoring. X-band PLL LNB for Tx monitoring; Multi-Ku-band BDC.
2011 The world’s first dual output PLL LNB for simultaneously reception of the Low- and High Ku-band. (WDL-PLL LNB).
2012 PLL LNB/BDC for the 9-10 GHz market.
2013 First C-Band product. C-Band PLL-LNB with integrated filters to isolate interfering (WiMAX, radar etc.) products.
2014 RF-Components – 10 MHz reference source, BiasTee & 10 MHz inserter. First Ka-Band Products – Professional Ka PLL-LNBs. Wideband Ka LNA & Ka Quad Band system to receive the whole Ka-band simultaneously.
2015 C-Band BDC, C-Band BDC for Tx Monitoring & X-Band BDC. AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Line Amplifier. First fiber Product – Quad Link RF over fiber (single cable). PLL LNB Ku Wideband IF up to 3000 MHz.
2016 First Professional Fiber Output Low noise block converter. Ku-band
WDFL PLL LNB and QUATTRO Rx Receiver. SMW link: link budget calculator for IOS and Android.
2017 Versa-link fiber system. Specialized X-band LNBs with very low Noise Temperature and improved matching for Earth Observation/Remote sensing applications. New, multi-role, single RF channel RF over Fiber system, ideal for LNB/BUC/VSAT applications.
2018 Our products now meet the DVB-S2X standard.