From Analog Devices the finished MEMS switches capable of replacing relays

According to ADI, she managed to make a breakthrough in the technology of switching signals: created long-awaited replacement for Electromechanical relays used in electronics more than a hundred years. Switches made of RF-MEMS, smaller, faster, more reliable than their Electromechanical predecessors, and consume less electricity. Moreover, they allow you to circumvent many of the limitations of the relay. Note that it is not about the laboratory development and serial products.

A series of innovative products opened model ADI ADGM1304 and ADGM1004 with one channel, switched to four positions. The first model capable of switching signals with frequency up to 14 GHz, the second — up to 13 GHz. In the body of the switch is two crystals. One actually sealed switch with metal contacts and the electrostatic control and the second scheme of power and control. The switching time is 30 MS, the on resistance direction is 1.6 Ohms. Resource switch not less than 1 billion switching cycles. According to Analog Devices, it’s more of a model resource of the relay. Switches designed for voltage at 3.1-3.3 V. dimensions ADGM1304 equal 5 × 4 × 0.95 mm, ADGM1004 — 5 × 4 × 1,45 mm. Switches on 95% smaller than their predecessors, up to 30 times faster and use 10 times less energy.

Price ADGM1304 — $of 36.58 per unit, ADGM1004 — $39,34. The first model is already available for purchase. Second there is only study samples, and commercially it will be available starting from February 2017.

Source: Analog Devices

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