Customized Communications Since 1986

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. We sell our products all over the world since 1986.
Since we started Swedish Microwave (SMW) 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.

About smw

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.

The way we walked the line and we continue to extend the limits…


2019 Multiband Ka Band LNB, 2-8 bands/LOs with monitoring and alarm

2018 Our products now meet the DVB-S2X standard.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2013   First C-Band product. C-Band PLL-LNB with integrated filters to isolate interfering (WiMAX, radar etc.) products.

2012   PLL LNB/BDC for the 9-10 GHz market.

2011   The world’s first dual output PLL LNB for simultaneously reception of the Low- and High Ku-band.  (WDL-PLL LNB).

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.

2007   3/4-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band .

2006   2-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band .

2005   PLL LNB Ku-band with high IP3.

2001   LNB Ku-band with an IF up to 3 000 MHz to receive the Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously in one

2000  Dual PLL LNB Ku-band to receive Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously. First BDC (Ku-band).

1999   PLL LNB (Ku-band).

1998   LNB with low phase noise. LNA (Ku-band).

1996   The world’s first dual output Ku-band LNB for simultaneous reception of low-and high Ku-band.

1992   LNBF for the consumer market.

1990   2-band (switchable 13/18 V) Ku-band LNB. NF 1.4 dB maximum.

1988   The world’s first LNB manufacturer with HEMT transistor. NF 1.5 dB maximum.

1986   LNB with Noise Figure 2.1 dB maximum

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SMW is a leading manufacturer of Professional LNBs for the International SATCOM market. We sell our products all over the world since 1986.