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RF micro-mechanical switch boosts power

Stephen Law   

Electronics Power Supply / Management power switch

MENLO MICRO MM5120 12GHz High Power RF SP4T micro-mechanical switch was developed using a new fabrication technology. This process enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of greater than 25W CW power handling at 6.0GHz. Device provides ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity from 12GHz down to dc, with greater than 3-billion switching cycles guaranteed at +85 °C. Integrated high voltage generation simplifies usage when only a single low voltage is required for operation.  Device is suitable solution for replacing large RF electromechanical relays, as well as RF/microwave solid-state switches where linearity and insertion loss are critical parameters.

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