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Menlo Micro reveals 40Gb/s DPDT Switch for high-speed applications

Menlo Microsystems has introduced a double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) switch, designed to provide high performance and data rates for high-speed differential switching applications. 

Based on the company’s proven Ideal Switch technology, the new MM5600 DPDT switch offers operation from DC to 20 GHz or 40Gb/s. The flexible configuration also enables internal differential crossover capabilities, greatly simplifying board routing.

The MM5600 provides what the company describes as a ‘best-in-class’ 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). 

Faster PCIe speeds are essential for next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), 5G infrastructure, data center and cloud-based applications, as well as automated test equipment (ATE) device interface boards and high-speed computer peripheral interfaces. The MM5600 switch also can be configured for single-ended operation for RF and microwave applications.


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