Menlo Micro Launches 40 Gbps DPDT Differential Switch

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 28, 2021


Photo Courtesy of Menlo Microsystems

Menlo Microsystems, Inc. has announced a new double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) switch providing superior performance and data rates for high-speed differential switching applications.

The MM5600 DPDT switch offers high-speed function from DC to 20 GHz or 40 Gbps. The MM5600 switch's flexible configuration enables internal differential crossover capabilities, making board routing simpler.

The MM5600 provides differential switching solution for high-speed digital applications based on the latest PCI Express standard, PCIe Gen 5, which doubles interconnect speeds over the PCIe 4.0 specification (32 Gigatransfers per second versus 16 GT/s).

The MM5600 switch also can be configured for single-ended operation for RF and microwave applications and includes the following:

  • Fast switching
  • Reliable solution
  • Compact design
  • Power efficient
  • Differential modes
  • ESD protection.
  • Leading IP3 linearity: The MM5600 achieves an IP3 linearity of more than +90 dBm with a power handling capability of +33 dBm.

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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