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Radant MEMS Switch (continued)

Applications and Benefits
Radant MEMS switches are an attractive alternative to solid state and electromagnetic relay switches because they offer several advantages, all of which reduce costs and increase application performance:

  • Low power consumption
  • Long life cycle (rated to 100 billion cycles)
  • Significant form factor reduction, improved RF Performance,
    Low Loss, High-Isolation, extremely linear
  • Increased switching speed over electromagnetic relays

Radant MEMS switches provide significant cost-reducing benefits over other RF MEMS switches:

  • Higher, proven reliability
  • Lower cost, less complex packaging

Radant MEMS offers customers:

  • Established fabrication and manufacturing scalability
  • Industry-leading expertise

Proof-of-Concept: Passive Microwave Electronically Steerable Antenna (ESA)

Electronic Steerable Antenna “ESA” replacing PIN Diodes with 35,000
RF-MEMS Switches for Radant Technologies Inc.

AFRL Contract to RTI attributes are:

  • Increased Gain and Bandwidth
  • Decreased Weight and Prime-Power Consumptions

Radant MEMS RF Switches Meet Application Requirements
Better than E-M Relay or Solid State Alternatives

Application
Requirements
E-M Relay
Solid State
Radant RF MEMS
Telecom
Low cost
Small size
Low power consumption
X

X
X
X
X
Industrial/Automation
Low cost
Small size
X
.
X
X
X
PC Peripherals
Switch speed
Low power
Small size
.
X

X
X
X
X
Automatic Test Equipment (ATE)
Low cost
High bandwidth
Small area
Lifetime
X


X
X
X
X
X
X
Medical/Instruments
Low cost
High bandwidth
Switch speed
X
.
.
X
X
X
Military/Aerospace
Lifetime
Small size
.
X
X
X

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