Menlo Microsystems

Irvine, CA 92618


About Menlo Microsystems

Menlo Micro's MEMS-based Ideal Switch operates up to 1000x faster than a typical mechanical relay.


49 Discovery
Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618

More Info on Menlo Microsystems

The electromechanical relay hasn’t experienced any significant innovation in the past 50+ years. As a result, the size, weight, cost, and performance of systems that use traditional relays has suffered due to serious limitations. Menlo Micro has lifted these limitations by developing unique materials, designs, and processing techniques to create the Ideal Switch. The Ideal Switch operates up to 1000x faster than a typical mechanical relay, can handle kilowatts of power and is built in a structure smaller than a human hair. 

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Test & Measurement

Pickering to Showcase MEMS-Based PXI/PXIe Multiplexers

June 7, 2023
The new multiplexers are said to provide longer operational life, faster speeds, and higher bandwidths than electromagnetic relay alternatives.
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Menlo Micro Demos Ideal Switch Technology at IMS2022

June 16, 2022
Demos will cover RF power density, tunable RF filters, beamsteering antenna, IP3 performance, and multiplexing capabilities.
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RF MEMS Switches Take on Demanding Defense Applications

May 2, 2022
Tiny MEMS switches excel at defeating the toughest challenges that defense systems can throw at them—and more.
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MEMS-Based SP4T RF Switch Claims Industry's Highest Power Density

Jan. 20, 2022
Menlo Micro's MM5120 integrates a charge-pump driver, reducing the cost and complexity of high-power RF designs while saving space compared with EMRs.
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MEMS-Based RF Coaxial SPDT Relays Empower Advanced Wireless Systems

Dec. 8, 2021
RF coaxial SPDT relays address signal-routing applications that demand a combination of high frequency, high power, and excellent RF performance.
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DPDT Differential Switch Hammers Out 40-Gb/s Rate

May 26, 2021
Menlo Micro's MM5600 switch outperforms electromechanical relays and solid-state switches; brings 99% power reduction and greater than 90% size reduction.

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Products of the Week

Products of the Week: February 6, 2023

Feb. 6, 2023
Here's this week's selection of some of the most interesting new products that have been launched of late.
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SP4T Switches Reduce Cost and Complexity of High-Power RF Designs

Jan. 23, 2023
Menlo Microsystems says its latest single-pole/four-throw (SP4T) switches have the industry’s highest performance, reliability, and integration for RF switching apps, 5G network...
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Products of the Week: August 29, 2022

Aug. 29, 2022
Here's this week's selection of some of the most interesting new products that have been launched of late.

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World’s Highest Power-Density RF Switch Hits Volume Production

Nov. 18, 2020
The MM5130, with 4 channels, 25-W power handling, and DC-to-26-GHz operation in a tiny SMT package, brings major improvements to insertion loss, power handling, and linearity....
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The International Microwave Symposium Goes Virtual (Part 1)

Aug. 7, 2020
When it’s time to railroad, you lay rail, and so the industry must adapt. That’s why the International Microwave Symposium, the largest gathering of RF and microwave professionals...
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Making the Switch Pitch at IMS 2019

June 11, 2019
At the IMS 2019 exhibition, visitors were able to view live demonstrations of some of the newest switches on the market.
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IMS 2018 Prologue: Prepping for the mmWave Era

Aug. 2, 2018
The RF/microwave industry was generally optimistic at the exhibition in anticipation of real opportunities for mmWave products in automotive and 5G markets.
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MEMS Switches Shrink with Glass Substrates

July 31, 2018
MEMS technology is impressive, but fabricating the components on glass substrates provides high performance in a fraction of the size of conventional RF components.
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RF/Microwave Industry Returns to Boston for EDICON

Oct. 13, 2017
The second-ever edition of this event to be held in the continental U.S. drew in a crowd to its show floor and technical sessions.
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For Menlo Micro, the Material is the Message

Sept. 13, 2017
DMS technology uses proprietary metal alloys fabricated on glass substrates to achieve broadband microwave switches capable of high power-handling capabilities.
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For Tuning Antennas and Switching Signals, RF MEMS Make Their Mark

Feb. 3, 2017
“We’ve engaged with virtually everybody in the smartphone market," said an executive at Cavendish Kinetics, a maker of RF MEMS antenna tuners and switches.