The High-Performance RF MEMS Switch Has Arrived (.PDF Download)

It’s been obvious for decades that the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switch could potentially replace PIN diode, mechanical, FET, and other types of switches in a broad swath of RF and microwave applications. A MEMS switch has almost everything an engineer could ask for: It’s smaller and lighter than any other switch technology; has very little insertion loss; provides very high isolation; can operate well into the millimeter-wave region; has exceptionally low

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