Switch Summit 2021: A new world of electronics

Optimize the electrification of everything.

From milliwatts-to-kilowatts.
From DC-to-light.

THE IDEAL SWITCH STORY

An entirely new category of switches.

The relay introduced the telephone to every home. The transistor did the same for computers and smartphones. Both were revolutionary in their time, but both have serious limitations.
With the introduction of the Ideal Switch™, we’ve combined the strengths of the relay (metal-to-metal contact when closed and air gap when open) with the merits of the transistor (ultra-reliable and scalable manufacturing).
1835
ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAY
1904
VACUUM TUBE
1947
TRANSISTOR
1960
SOLID-STATE CHIP
Today

PRODUCTS

Products without compromises.

Because of the Ideal Switch’s revolutionary qualities, system designers are no longer forced to make tough trade-offs.
The Ideal Switch delivers the
conductivity
of a relay,
and the
size
of a semiconductor.

PERFORMANCE

The “Rule of 99”

We measure the Ideal Switch’s massive improvements in magnitudes of 99.
Size & Weight
Power
Speed
Reliability
Linearity
Size & Weight
Power
Speed
Reliability
Linearity
Size & Weight
EMR
59 cm³
102 g

0.06 cm³
<10 g
Solid-State Relay
225 cm³
320 g

0.4 cm³
<10 g
>99% Smaller and lighter
As products get smaller and lighter, there is more room for bigger batteries and components that add functionality.
EMR
Power to actuate
>500mW

Power to actuate <1mW
PIN Diode SP4T
Power consumption
500mW

Power consumption <1mW
>99% More efficient
Large devices are less expensive to operate. Small, mobile devices gain from extended battery life.
EMR
Switching speed
10ms

Switching speed <10µs
Power EMR
Switching speed
10ms

Switching speed <10µs
>999x Faster
Test and measure more products in less time. Circuit breakers protect assets quicker, preventing damage. Simplify and downsize larger protection systems.
EMR
# of operations
<3M

# of operations
>3B
>999x Longer lasting
Provides superior shock, vibration, and temperature performance. Replacement costs are lower. And there is less downtime for maintenance.
PIN Diode SP4T
Linearity / IIP3
60 dBm

Linearity / IIP3
>85 dBm
9,999x More linear
Increases data rate and bandwidth with fewer failed connections. All with lower power requirements.

MARKETS

Enabling a new world of electronics.

The things in our world will get smaller, more powerful, increasingly efficient, and do things we’ve always wanted.

PEDIGREE

On the shoulders
of giants.


For 40+ years, the industry has been searching for the "holy grail" of switch technology. The Ideal Switch is the result of innovations developed by unprecedented collaboration of industry pioneers.
Order your Ideal Switch today. We have sales teams around the world.
Take a detailed look at the Ideal Switch architecture.