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.

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…

SMW Timeline
1986
January 1

1986

LNB with Noise Figure 2.1 dB maximum
1988
January 1

1988

The world’s first LNB manufacturer with HEMT transistor. NF 1.5 dB maximum.
1990
January 1

1990

2-band (switchable 13/18 V) Ku-band LNB. NF 1.4 dB maximum.
1992
April 14

1992

LNBF for the consumer market.
1996
April 1

1996

The world’s first dual output Ku-band LNB for simultaneous reception of low-and high Ku-band.
1998
April 1

1998

LNB with low phase noise. LNA (Ku-band).
1999
April 1

1999

PLL LNB (Ku-band).
2000
April 1

2000

Dual PLL LNB Ku-band to receive Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously. First BDC (Ku-band).
2001
April 3

2001

LNB Ku-band with an IF up to 3 000 MHz to receive the Low- & High Ku-band simultaneously in one.
2005
April 1

2005

PLL LNB Ku-band with high IP3.
2006
April 1

2006

2-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band.
2007
April 1

2007

3-4-band switchable PLL LNB Ku-band.
2010
April 1

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
April 1

2011

The world’s first dual output PLL LNB for simultaneously reception of the Low- and High Ku-band. (WDL-PLL LNB).
2012
April 1

2012

PLL LNB/BDC for the 9-10 GHz market.
2013
April 3

2013

First C-Band product. C-Band PLL-LNB with integrated filters to isolate interfering (WiMAX, radar etc.) products.
2014
April 1

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
April 1

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
April 1

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
April 1

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
April 1

2018

Our products now meet the DVB-S2X standard.
2019
April 1

2019

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