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 infrastructure, and T&M equipment.

This video appeared in Electronic Design and has been published here with permission.

According to Menlo Microsystems, its MM5120 single-pole/four-throw (SP4T) dc-to-18 GHz switch and MM5140 dc-to-6 GHz SP4T switch claim the industry’s highest performance, reliability, and integration for RF switching applications, 5G network infrastructure, and test-and-measurement equipment.

Built on the company's market-proven Ideal Switch technology, the MM5120 and MM5140 SP4T switches offer 25-W power handling, ultra-low insertion loss, and the very high linearity, significantly outperforming electromechanical relays (EMRs) and conventional solid-state switches. Both switches feature an integrated charge pump and driver circuit with SPI and GPIO interface control options.

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Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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