MM5130
MM5600
MM5120
MM5140
MM3100
MM5620

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.
FunctionFrequencyInsertion
Loss
IsolationIP3RON COFF Power
(CW, max)
Switch
Speed
LifetimeControllerVBB or VIN
VDD
IDD or IVINPackaging
MM5600DPDTDC–20 GHz
40 Gbps
1.3 dB @ 10 GHz24 dB @ 10 GHz77 dBm1.2 Ω10 fF2 W<10 µs>3B cyclesSPI**89 V
5 V
<4 mA8 x 8 mm LGA
MM56202x DP3TDC-20 GHz
64 Gbps
2.3 dB @ 16 GHzTBD dB @ 16 GhzTBD dBm1.2 ΩTBD fFTBD WTBD µS>3B cyclesSPI/GPIO5 V
3.3 V
TBD mA8.2 x 8.2 mm LGA
MM5130SP4T (normal-port mode)

SPST* (super-port mode)
DC–18 GHz


DC–26 GHz
0.1-1.3 dB


0.1-1.0 dB
25dB @ 6 GHz

45dB @ 6 GHz
95 dBm1.2 Ω15 fF25 W<10 µs>3B cyclesDirect Drive89 V2.5 x 2.5 mm WL-CSP
MM5120SP4TDC–18 GHz0.1-1.5 dB26 dB @ 6 GHz90 dBm1.0 Ω2.5 fF25 W<15 µs>3B cyclesSPI/GPIO5 V
3.3 V
1.5 mA5.2 x 4.2 mm LGA
MM5140SP4TDC-6 GHz0.1-0.4 dB32 dB @ 3 GHz90 dBm1.0 Ω2.5 fF25 W<15 µs>3B cyclesSPI/GPIO5 V
3.3 V
1.5 mA5.2 x 4.2 mm LGA
MM31006x SPSTDC–3 GHz0.1-0.5 dB23 dB @ 1.5 GHz85 dBm1.0 Ω2.5 fF25 W<10 µs3B cyclesSPI**80 V
5 V
10 µA6 x 6 mm BGA

*Refer to datasheet for other configurations. 
**SPI control signals: Data, Clock, Blank, Latch

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.

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Bottom view

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 Loss0.4 dB @ 6GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation45 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.

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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

DC-18 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 18 GHz with >3 billion switching cycles.

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

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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 Frequency18 GHz6 GHz18 GHz
Insertion Loss0.4 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)>90 dBm62 dBm99% reduction in power consumption
Power Consumption<5 mW140 mW5000 mW94-99% reduction
Reliability>3B Operations10M Operations1-5M Operations>1000x improvement
Switching Speed< 15 µs3-5 ms10-20 ms>1000x improvement
Size/Channel Density33 mm3
5.2 x 4.2 x 1.5 mm LGA
1280 mm3
16 x 8 x 10 mm SMT
30,000 mm3
50 x 50 x 13 mm COAX
>99% reduction

MM5140

DC-6 GHz High-Power RF SP4T

The MM5140 is the world’s highest performance generally available RF SP4T Ideal Switch module.

This new innovative technology platform enables robust and highly reliable switches capable of >25 W CW power handling at 3.0 GHz. The MM5140 provides ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity from DC to 6 GHz with >3 billion switching cycles.

The MM5140 features an integrated charge pump and driver circuit with SPI and GPIO interface control options.

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MM5140 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.
MM5140
EM (SMT) SPDTEM (Coax) SPDTKey Benefits
Max Frequency6 GHz6 GHz18 GHz
Insertion Loss0.4 dB @ 6GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation>26 dB @ 6GHz25 dB70 dB @ 6GHz
Power Handling25 W (CW)
>150 W (Pulsed)
50 W50 W - 100 W
Linearity (IP3)>90 dBm62 dBm99% reduction in power consumption
Power Consumption<5 mW140 mW5000 mW94-99% reduction
Reliability>3B Operations10M Operations1-5M Operations>1000x improvement
Switching Speed< 15 µs3-5 ms10-20 ms>1000x improvement
Size/Channel Density33 mm3
5.2 x 4.2 x 1.5 mm LGA
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

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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 Loss0.5 dB @ 3GHz0.8 dB @ 6GHz0.2 dB @ 6GHz
Isolation18 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

MM5620

64 GT/s Differential Dual DP3T Relay with Loopback

The Menlo Micro Differential Dual DP3T relay supports the high-speed differential signal switching required in PCIe Gen 6, SerDes and other applications. The MM5620 is based on Menlo’s Ideal Switch® technology and can operate up to 64 GT/s or 20 GHz for high-performance applications.

The MM5620 has low insertion loss, fast switching speed, and can operate with greater than 3 billion switching cycles. The MM5620’s integrated charge pump and driver can be controlled through SPI or GPIO interfaces by a host processor.

Datasheet 

Product Brief

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MMMM5620 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.
MM5620
EM (SMT) SPDTKey Benefits
MarketHigh-speed digital &
RF DIB/PIB market
High-speed digital &
RF DIB/PIB market
ConfigurationDP3T
DC-20 GHz/64 Gbps
SPDT
18 GHz/40 Gbps
Dual DP3T with built-in loopback capacitor
Power Consumption< 10 mW200 mW95% reduction in power consumption
Reliability>3B operations3M operations1000x increase in lifetime:
reduced down-time, maintenance and cost
Switching SpeedTBD µs operation time
TBD µs release time
5 ms operation timeTBD speed increase:
reduced test time and cost-to-test
Size/Chip Density141.2 mm3
8.2 x 8.2 x 2.1 mm LGA
1103.3 mm3 SMT
11x8.5(d) x 11.8 (h)
85% volume reduction:
enables more parallel tests, easier routing (top and/or bottom)
“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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