Omron Releases New RF MEMS Switch With Superior High Frequency Characteristics Rated to 100 Million Operations

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 10, 2008 -- Omron Electronic Components LLC has announced the release of the 2SMES-01 high frequency mechanical relay utilizing its expertise in MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technology. Developed to meet the needs of the automated test equipment market, this product has exceptional high frequency characteristics at 10GHz (50 ohms) typical:

--  30dB Isolation
--  1dB Insertion Loss
--  10dB Return Loss

The relay is comprised of two, SPST-NO silicon chips, packaged together for SPDT or DPST-NO operation in a compact enclosure measuring only 5.2 x 3.0 x 1.8mm. Driven by an electrostatic drive system, it is rated for 100 Million operations at 0.5 mA @ 0.5VDC resistive load, and has been tested over 1 Billion cycles. Additionally its power consumption is extremely low at 10 micro Watts max.

"Our MEMS RF Switch combines the highly desirable HF characteristics of electro-mechanical relays with the life expectancy usually only found in solid state relays," said Donna Sandfox, Product Manager, Omron Electronic Components LLC.

Parts are currently available for order, with prototype quantities being delivered in about 3-4 weeks. A complete set of technical data is available by contacting Omron Electronic Components at 847-882-2288, or by emailing Email Contact.

Omron Electronic Components is a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced electronic components. Extensive product groups include relays, switches, connectors, MEMS flow sensors, pressure sensors, and optical components. Omron Electronic Components is the Americas subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a $7.5 billion global leading supplier of electronics and control system components and services. Their broad product offering can be found in applications for the communications, transportation, medical, HVAC, appliance, industrial automation, consumer electronics, and test & measurement markets around the world. Omron Electronic Components has an extensive sales network consisting of regional sales engineers, inside sales representatives, technical sales assistants, customer service staff, and an authorized Distributor network.

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