MM5130
MM5600
MM5120
MM3100

RF Switches

The building blocks for next-gen signal management.

The Ideal Switch has proven to be an ideal replacement for large high-power RF electromechanical relays, as well as RF/microwave solid-state PIN diode switches, where linearity and insertion loss are critical parameters.
MM3000 & MM5000 Series Specs
These Ideal Switches will replace the power-hungry, bulky, lossy switches in our antiquated communications infrastructure.
FunctionFrequency
(Min-Max)
Insertion
Loss
IP3RON COFF IsolationPower
(CW)
Switching
Speed
LifetimeControllerInput
Voltage
Packaging
MM5130SP4TDC–26 GHz1.3 dB95 dBm1.2 Ω15 fF18 dB25 W<10 µs>3B cyclesDirect Drive89 V2.5 x 2.5 mm WL-CSP
MM5600DPDTDC–20 GHz/40 Gbps2.5 dB95 dBm1.2 Ω10 fF23 dB2 W<10 µs>3B cyclesParallel89 V8 x 8 mm LGA
MM5120SP4TDC–12 GHz0.7 dB95 dBm1.2 ΩTBD22 dB25 W<10 µs>3B cyclesSPI/GPIO5 V5.2 x 4.2 mm LGA
MM3100SPSTDC–3 GHz0.3 dB85 dBm1.0 Ω90 fF25 dB25 W<10 µs>3B cyclesSPI79 V6 x 6 mm BGA

MM5130

DC to 26 GHz SP4T

The MM5130 is the world’s first generally available high-power RF SP4T Ideal Switch.

It can handle 25 W forward power while providing ultra-low insertion loss. It has superior linearity from 26 GHz down to DC and performs more than 3 billion switching cycles.

The four switch channels are individually controllable by applying voltage to the corresponding RF GATE pin.

View the MM5130 Datasheet >

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Profile view, featuring the through-glass-vias

The MM5130 on an evaluation kit board.

The MM5130 on a tunable filter.

MM5130 vs. RF Electromechanical Relays
The Ideal Switch offers the power handling and RF performance of an EM relay with the size, weight, reliability and speed of solid state.
MM5130
EM (SMT) SPDTEM (Coax) SPDTKey Benefits
Max Frequency26 GHz6 GHz18 GHz
Insertion Loss0.2 dB @ 6GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation>28 dB @ 6GHz25 dB70 dB @ 6GHz
Power Handling25 W (CW)
>150 W (Pulsed)
50 W50 W - 100 W
Linearity (IP3)95 dBm62 dBm>1000x improvement
Power Consumption<0.08 mW140 mW5000 mW94-99% reduction
Reliability>3B Operations10M Operations1-5M Operations>1000x improvement
Switching Speed<10 µs3-5 ms10-20 ms>1000x improvement
Size/Channel Density5.6 mm3
2.5 x 2.5 x 0.9 mm BGA
1280 mm3
16 x 8 x 10 mm SMT
30,000 mm3
50 x 50 x 13 mm COAX
>99% reduction

MM5600

DC-20 GHz / 40 Gbps

The MM5600 is a DPDT switch that can operate up to 40 Gbps and is perfect for high-speed differential signal switching.

The MM5600’s integrated driver can be controlled by a serial-to-parallel interface that drives the high voltage gate lines of the switches. The design also offers a considerable 94% reduction in size when compared to conventional EM relay solutions.

View the MM5600 Datasheet>

MM5600 vs Traditional High-Speed DPDT
The Ideal Switch offers the power handling and RF performance of an EM relay with the size, weight, reliability and speed of solid state.
MM5600
EM (SMT) SPDTKey Benefits
MarketHigh-speed digital &
RF DIB/PIB market
High-speed digital &
RF DIB/PIB market
ConfigurationDPDT, DC-20 GHz / 40 GbpsDPDT, 20 Gbps"Differential crossover" simplifies routing
Power Consumption< 0.08 mW200 mW99% reduction in power consumption
Reliability>3B operations1-5M operations1000x increase in lifetime:
reduced down-time, maintenance and cost
Switching Speed<10 µs operation time
<2 µs release time
6 ms operation time1000x speed increase:
reduced test time and cost-to-test
Size/Chip Density102.4 mm3
8 x 8 x 1.6 mm LGA
819 mm3 SMT
10.3(d) x 11.8 (h)
94% volume reduction:
enables more parallel tests, easier routing (top and/or bottom)

MM5120

12 GHz High-Power RF SP4T

The MM5120 is the world’s first generally available high-power RF SP4T Ideal Switch.

This new innovative technology platform enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of >25 W CW power handling at 6.0 GHz. The MM5120 provides ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity from DC to 12 GHz with >3 billion switching cycles guaranteed at +85 °C.

The MM5120 features an integrated charge pump and driver circuit with SPI or GPIO interface control options.

View the MM5120 Datasheet>

MM5120 vs. RF Electromechanical Relays
The Ideal Switch offers the power handling and RF performance of an EM relay with the size, weight, reliability and speed of solid state.
MM5120
EM (SMT) SPDTEM (Coax) SPDTKey Benefits
Max Frequency12 GHz6 GHz18 GHz
Insertion Loss0.35 dB @ 6GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation>25 dB @ 6GHz25 dB70 dB @ 6GHz
Power Handling25 W (CW)
>150 W (Pulsed)
50 W50 W - 100 W
Linearity (IP3)>95 dBm62 dBm99% reduction in power consumption
Power Consumption<5 mW140 mW5000 mW94-99% reduction
Reliability>3B Operations10M Operations1-5M Operations>1000x improvement
Switching Speed< 10 µs3-5 ms10-20 ms>1000x improvement
Size/Channel Density46 mm3
5 x 4 x 2.3 mm BGA
1280 mm3
16 x 8 x 10 mm SMT
30,000 mm3
50 x 50 x 13 mm COAX
>99% reduction

MM3100

DC to 3 GHz 6 Channel SPST RF Micro Switch

The MM3100 is the world’s first generally available high power, normally open, six channel Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) micro-mechanical switch for RF and microwave switch applications

It can handle 25 W forward power while providing ultra-low insertion loss. It has superior linearity from 3 GHz down to DC and performs more than 3 billion switching cycles.

Each switch channel can be individually controlled by a standard Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) synchronous bus

View the MM3100 Datasheet >

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MM3100 vs. RF Electromechanical Relays
The Ideal Switch offers the power handling and RF performance of an EM relay with the size, weight, reliability and speed of solid state.
MM3100
EM (SMT) SPDTEM (Coax) SPDTKey Benefits
Max Frequency3 GHz6 GHz18 GHz
Insertion Loss0.3 dB @ 3GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation>25 dB @ 3GHz25 dB70 dB @ 6GHz
Power Handling25 W (CW)
>200 W (Pulsed)
50 W50 W - 100 W
Linearity (IP3)85 dBm62 dBm>1000x improvement
Power Consumption<0.3 mW140 mW5000 mW94-99% reduction
Reliability>3B Operations10M Operations1-5M Operations>1000x improvement
Switching Speed<10 µs3-5 ms10-20 ms>1000x improvement
Size/Channel Density72 mm3
6 x 6 x 2 mm BGA
1280 mm3
16 x 8 x 10 mm SMT
30,000 mm3
50 x 50 x 13 mm COAX
>99% reduction
“The new MEMS switches from Menlo Micro are truly exceptional in their low losses, high current handling and linearity.”

​JUSSI RAHOLA
CEO, OPTENNI LTD

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