Ultra Reliable MEMS Switch from MenloMicro

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Menlo Micro produced the smallest and most reliable RF MEMS switches.  They achieves higher RF and power capability without any reliability trade off.  Their 3B cycle life expectation superior other traditional mechanical switch solutions including other conventional MEMS switches.  Menlo Micro's technology is raised by GE Global Research, and its DNA continues in Menlo Micro's products.

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Ultra Reliable GE2 Alloy

GE approached MEMS reliability issues not as a semiconductor company, but with decades of experience in high-performance
alloys.

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Strength and Hot Switching

Our mechanical switching device has lifetimes more than 1000x longer than traditional mechanical switches; not millions of cycles, but 10s of billions of cycles without degrading performance.

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Fab Process Steps

Avoid complexity, less cost, higher product yield.  All switches are manufactured using automated wafer-level processes and tools.  They are so small we can fit hundreds of them in a space smaller than 10mm2.

A novel micro-mechanical switch architecture based on an ultra-reliable material set, incorporating new design and processing techniques.  Over 10+ years of development, over 40 patent families and know-how covering materials & fabrication processes, as well as system architecture, design, test.

NEW ! RF Tuning Products

MM5120 – DC to 12GHz SP4T Digital-Micro-Switch

The MM5120 is a high-power micro-mechanical switch offered by Menlo Micro, which has developed a new Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) fabrication process and applied it to DC and RF/microwave switch applications. The innovative DMS technology enables highly reliable micro-mechanical switches capable of > 25 watts in a very small SMT package. The MM5120 provides ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity from 12GHz down to DC, with greater than 3 billion switching cycles guaranteed at elevated +85°C temperatures. An integrated analog gate controller allows the user the option to provide the required high-voltage gate signal externally, or to generate it internally. The MM5120 is an ideal solution for replacing bulky and less reliable RF electromechanical relays, as well as RF/microwave solid-state switches where linearity and insertion loss are critical parameters.

  • DC to 12GHz Frequency Range
  • 25 Watt (CW), 150W (Pulsed) Max Power Handling
  • Low On-State Insertion Loss < 0.35 dB @ 6GHz
  • High-linearity, IIP3 > 85dBm
  • Low On-State Resistance < 0.75 Ω
  • -25dB Isolation @ 6GHz
  • Maximum voltage (AC or DC): +150 Volt on RF Input
  • High Reliability > 3 Billion Switching Operations
  • Integrated Analog Gate Control with HV Boost
  • 4mm x 4mm 28 Lead LGA Package
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New ! LF Switch Products

MM1200 – 6 Channel SPST Digital-Micro-Switch

The MM1200 device is a 6-channel SPST Micro Relay developed and manufactured by Menlo Micro. It is intended for power and signal switching applications in both DC and AC circuits. Reliable, innovative DMS technology enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of 1.0 A per channel. The DMS technology enables low on-state contact resistance and high off-state isolation with greater than 3 billion switching cycles at elevated +85ºC temperatures. Each switch is normally open (NO) and individually controlled by a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus. An external +5 VDC logic supply and high voltage +77 VDC bias source is required for operation of the internal switch driver.

  • 1.0A per channel / 3.0A Total Current
  • Maximum voltage (AC or DC): +150 Volt on RF Input
  • Low On-State Resistance < 1.0 Ω
  • 10GΩ Input to Output Isolation
  • < 10us On/Off Switching Time
  • High Reliability > 3 Billion Switching Operations
  • Integrated SPI Bus Gate Control
  • Hermetic 6mm x 6mm x 1.3mm BGA Package
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RF Tuning Products

MM3100 – 6 Channel SPST Digital-Micro-Switch

The MM3100 device is a high power 6-channel SPST micro-mechanical switch, which has developed a new Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) fabrication process, and applied it to DC and wideband RF/microwave switch applications. This innovative DMS technology enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of > 25 watts. Each switch provides ultra low on-state insertion loss and high off-state isolation from DC to &gt; 3 GHz with greater than 3 billion switching cycles at elevated +85ºC temperatures. Each switch is individually controlled by a standard Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) synchronous bus. An external +5 VDC logic supply and high voltage +77 VDC bias source is required for operation of the internal switch driver.

  • 1.0A per channel / 3.0A Total Current
  • Maximum voltage (AC or DC): +150 Volt on RF Input
  • Low On-State Resistance < 1.0 Ω
  • 10GΩ Input to Output Isolation
  • < 10us On/Off Switching Time
  • High Reliability > 3 Billion Switching Operations
  • Integrated SPI Bus Gate Control
  • Hermetic 6mm x 6mm x 1.3mm BGA Package

  • DC to > 3 GHz Frequency Range
  • 25 Watt (CW), 150W (Pulsed) Max Power Handling
  • Low On-State Insertion Loss < 0.3 dB @ 3 GHz
  • Low On-State Resistance < 0.75 Ω
  • -25dB Isolation @ 3 GHz
  • Maximum voltage (AC or DC): +150 Volt on RF Input
  • < 10us On/Off Switching Time
  • High Reliability > 3 Billion Switching Operations
  • Integrated SPI Bus Gate Control
  • Hermetic 6mm x 6mm x 1.3mm BGA Package
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High Voltage Switches

M7100 – High-Voltage SPST Digital-Micro-Switch

The MM7100 is a high-voltage SPST micro-mechanical switch, utilizing Menlo Micro’s Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) fabrication process. The innovative DMS technology enables highly reliable micro-mechanical switches capable of carrying high voltage and high current in a small SMT form factor. The MM7100 provides ultra-low on-state resistance and high off-state isolation, with greater than 3 billion switching cycles guaranteed at +85ºC. Because of its long lifetime, extremely low current consumption, and small form factor, the MM7100 is an ideal solution for replacing electromechanical relays, as well as pin diode switches where size, weight, power and thermal management are critical system-level design parameters.

  • Frequency Range: DC to 750 MHz
  • Low On-State Resistance < 0.30Ω (typ.)
  • Rated Voltage (AC or DC): 400V
  • Rated Current (AC or DC): 2A
  • Switching Time: 5 us (close or open operation)
  • High Switching Reliability: > 3 Billion Operations
  • Non-Magnetic LCC Package

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