Menlo Micro, the developers of the Ideal Switch™, will be showcasing their product portfolio at the International Microwave Symposium 2022 (IMS 2022) in Denver next week. At the IMS 2022, Menlo Micro will show customers how they have reinvented the electronic switch with their Ideal Switch technology. The technology brings more than 99 percent reductions in size, weight, power, and cost to dozens of industries such as medical, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial IoT, and test and measurement.
The Ideal Switch is the electronic industry’s Holy Grail of switching technology, combining the benefits of electromechanical relays and solid-state switches with no compromises. Tiny, fast and reliable, the Ideal Switch can withstand extreme temperatures and handle thousands of Watts with ultra-low losses.
Menlo Micro will showcase the latest in switching technology, which includes:
Industry’s Highest RF Power Density
Ideal Switch technology features ultra-low insertion loss, allowing high power capabilities in new form factors without the need for bulky heat sinks. This demonstration will show how Menlo’s MM5120 power handling and thermal performance compares to traditional GaN RF switches, enabling significant SWAP savings for high power radio designs.
Ultra-low-loss Reconfigurable & Tunable RF Filters
Software-defined radios require increasing levels of reconfiguration for higher performance and broader frequency coverage. Menlo’s engineers will be showcasing multiple designs for compact, high-power tunable and switched filter banks using both MM5130 and MM5120 products. In addition, they will show how engineers can quickly prototype new filter designs using X-MWblocks modular RF building blocks from X-Microwave.
5G C-Band Beam Steering Antenna
Menlo Micro has implemented a differential phase shifter with Ideal Switch technology, enabling simplified analog/RF approaches to beam-steering antennas. The demonstration antenna operates in 3.5 GHz band, which is a key part of the emerging 5G spectrum. This antenna contains no motors or mechanical tuning components, has extremely high PIM and operates with very high reliability and microsecond switching speeds.
Extreme Linearity for Advanced Communication Systems
High IP3 or linearity is critical for maintaining high data rates in highly complex modulation schemes. The Ideal Switch material set is designed for extreme linearity, between 100x to 10,000x higher than semiconductor devices. This demo will showcase IP3 performance in excess of 95dBm using specialized PIM testers used to measure passive devices such as cables and connectors.
World’s First Integrated Differential Mux for PCIe Test
Menlo Micro has developed an industry-first high-speed differential DPDT switch module, the MM5600, for advanced integrity test applications. This demo will showcase up to 40 Gbps data rates to meet stringent PCIe Gen 5 requirements, including eye-diagram performance of two MM5600 differential switches configured in a dual DPDT configuration with loopback.
Latest RF Hot Switching Performance
Meet with Menlo Micro’s engineers to see the latest RF hot switch performance of the Ideal Switch and the roadmap for improvements in the future.
Stop by the Menlo Micro booth to learn more about the Ideal Switch and its benefits.
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