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The Impact of MEMS-based RF Multiplexers for Next-Generation Test Systems

Attend this webinar and delve into the unique performance characteristics of Pickering’s 40/42-878 family of Ideal Switch-based PXI & PXIe RF multiplexer modules and their impact on test efficiency. Comparisons to other RF multiplexer technologies such as solid-state and electromechanical will accompany an introduction to Menlo Micro’s Ideal Switch technology. Performance benefits and key use cases for both RF and power control systems will be outlined, along with future directions for Pickering’s switching product line.




Originally presented: March 19, 2024
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Pickering Interfaces and Menlo Microsystems joined forces in 2023 to bring to market a range of ground-breaking RF Multiplexer products – the first to incorporate the unique Ideal Switch technology pioneered by Menlo Microsystems. Experts from both companies will discuss their long-term collaboration to transform next-generation test instrumentation, addressing some of the key limitations and tradeoffs between performance, reliability, form factor, and overall cost of test. Topics to be covered include: the unique performance characteristics of Pickering’s 40/42-878 family of Ideal Switch-based PXI & PXIe RF multiplexer modules and their impact on test efficiency, and comparisons to other RF multiplexer technologies such as solid-state and electromechanical relays. An introduction to Menlo Micro’s Ideal Switch technology, along with performance benefits and key use cases for both RF and power control systems will be outlined. Lastly, future directions for Pickering’s switching product line will be addressed.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the future directions for Pickering’s switching product line.
  • Discover the benefits of Menlo Micro’s Ideal Switch technology.
  • Explore the future directions for Menlo Micro’s Ideal Switch product line.

Speakers

Steven Edwards, Switching Product Manager, Pickering Interfaces

Steven Edwards has held several design and management roles at Pickering Interfaces since 2004. He is based at the company’s headquarters in the U.K. and supports the switching requirements of clients globally across many industries. With multiple decades of electronics industry experience, he contributes to the expansion of the Pickering Interfaces product portfolio.

Stewart Yang, Sr. RF Systems Applications Engineer, Menlo Microsystems

As part of Menlo Micro's Application Engineering team, Stewart Yang has played an integral role in supporting leading customer designs and assisting them with their product development. He has extensive engineering experience working in the semiconductor industry supporting major global accounts, with expertise at the device level supporting xDSL, 802.11, microwave backhaul, and satellite front-end. Yang has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Hanyang University in South Korea.