Founded in 2016, Menlo Micro is an Irvine, California, technology company that leverages its design center in Albany, New York, to innovate advances in material science and develop high-performance microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switches. With its Ideal Switch, Menlo Micro has created a new category of electronic switches. The switches are made from custom metal alloys plated onto glass wafers with through-glass vias, technology developed in conjunction with partner Corning. The Ideal Switch replaces larger, less efficient relays and switches and eliminates compromises and trade-offs by combining the benefits of electromechanical and solid-state switches.
Utilizing its Ideal Switch technology, Menlo Micro is introducing the MM5130, an ultra-low-loss radio-frequency (RF) SP4T switch, to address high-power switching applications up to 26 GHz. The MM5130’s unique design incorporates a novel MEMS cantilever switch built with proprietary metal alloys and enclosed in a fully hermetic glass package.