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​Menlo Micro Reinvents the RF Switch – Greater than 10X Performance Gain

February 27, 2017

Menlo Micro is scaling GE’s Digital-Micro-Switch technology in collaboration with Corning Incorporated to power IOT and 5G applications

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain – Menlo Micro, announces its revolutionary Digital-Micro-Switch (DMS) technology platform. Now qualified for production, this next-generation wafer-level process enables the fabrication of micro-mechanical switches for both power and RF applications. With the DMS process, Menlo has demonstrated an industry leading RonCoff performance below 50 fs, and will sample devices at 10 fs, a 10x improvement compared to traditional switches, in the next 12-18 months. RonCoff is the key figure-of-merit used by the semiconductor industry to quantify the quality or performance of an RF switch. With the proliferation of new frequency bands, including much higher frequencies, the performance of the RF switch will become an increasingly important factor in enabling higher data-rates, longer battery life, and much more flexible architectures for 5G applications. Menlo Micro will demonstrate this technology at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, Spain, Hall 6, Meeting Room, 6O24MR.

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