Global distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. has signed a new distribution agreement with Menlo Micro to stock its switches for radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter wave (mmWave), AC/DC power solutions and more.
The Menlo Micro switches offer the benefits of both an electromechanical relay and a semiconductor switch with no compromises. The microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based switching devices are capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, boast ultra-low losses and can handle thousands of watts.
Called the Ideal Switch, it can be used for:
- Test and measurement
- Healthcare technology
- Electric vehicle chargers
- Smart switches and plugs
- Internet of things (IoT)
- Switch matrix
- Wireless infrastructure
- 5G networks
The product line from Mouser includes the MM5600 double-pole, double-throw differential switch; the MM5120 18 GHz single-pole, four-throw switch; the MM5130, a high-power SP4T RF switch for ultra-low insertion loss and superior linearity; and the MM5140, a DC-6 GHz RF SP4T switch that integrates a charge pump/driver circuit with flexible SPI and GPIO interface controls.