MEMS RF switches are miniaturized mechanical devices for switching high frequency electromagnetic signals. The advantages of MEMS RF switches compared to PIN diodes and field-effect transitors (FETs) are minimum insertion loss, maximum isolation, a superior signal linearity, and a very low power consumption.

Application Areas

Protron Mikrotechnik's electrostatic RF switches are suitable for an application in

  • mobile communication systems
  • RF test equipment
  • radar systems
  • satellites

Switch Details

The switches are actuated by electrostatic silicon comb drives with a high actuation force which results in a good reliability. The switch is adapted to frequencies from DC to 40GHz. A hermetic zero-level packaging avoids contamination of the contact area.

Further information in our data sheet: Protron RF Switch

Samples and evaluation boards are now available. Please contact us for more information!