Menlo Micro’s MM5130 DC-to-26-GHz High-Power RF Switch Eval Kit

September 27, 2021

Alix Paultre for Electronic Design — September 23, 2021

The MM5130 device is a high-power SP4T micro-mechanical switch offered by Menlo Micro. The company took its Ideal Switch fabrication process and applied it to dc and wideband RF/microwave switch applications.

This innovative technology enables highly reliable switches capable of 25-W forward power. The MM5130 provides ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity as an SP4T from dc to 18 GHz, and greater than 3 billion switching cycles.

The MM5130 also can be configured in Super-Port mode that extends the frequency operation to 26 GHz. The MM5130 is an ideal solution for replacing large RF electromechanical relays, as well as RF/microwave solid-state switches in applications where linearity and insertion loss are critical parameters. The four switch channels are individually controllable by applying a gate voltage to the corresponding RF GATE pin.

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