Menlo Microsytems introduced a dual double-pole/triple-throw (2xDP3T) switch at DesignCon in Santa Clara, CA. The MM5620 switch provides the highest performance and data rates for high-speed differential data applications. It offers unprecedented levels of parallel testing on space-constrained final test and probe test for mobile phones, graphics, network processors, microprocessors, and high-speed memory products.
Menlo Micro’s MM5620 DP3T represents the culmination of several important industry firsts:
Integrated Loopback: The MM5620 provides a complete, end-to-end TX to RX differential loopback solution, including integrated decoupling capacitors, while providing multiple high-speed connections back to the user test equipment.
Compact design: The MM5620’s small footprint and low-profile 8.2 mm x 8.2 mm x 1.6mm LGA package provides a 90 percent reduction in size over conventional electromagnetic relay (EMR) solutions. This significant volume reduction enables more test sites and easier top and/or bottom routing.
1000x faster switching: The MM5620’s ultra-fast switching speed (< 10 µs operation time and < 2 µs release time) is 1000x faster than EMRs, enabling reduced test time and cost-of-test.
1000x more reliable: The MM5620 provides unmatched reliability and can operate with over three billion switching cycles, resulting in reduced downtime, maintenance, cost, and a 1000x longer lifetime compared to conventional EMRs.
Power efficient: The MM5620 operates at less than 9 mW, a significant reduction in power consumption compared to EMRs or other relays, making it the highest efficiency high-speed DP3T switching solution available in the market.