MEMS Multiple Channel Compact Fiber Optic Switch

Quad, Octo, Twelve, Sixteen 1x2, Full 2x2 Switch
  • High Reliability
  • Low Optical Distortions
  • Intrinsic tolerance to ESD



The MEMS Multiple Channel Switch combines our ultra-mini switches to form a multi-channel module that is compact in size and ease to use. The channel count is available in: 4, 8, 12, and 16 having switch configurations  of 1×2 for both latching and non-latching. It is designed for 40G, 100G transceiver bypass application in a compact PCB mountable format. The device connects optical channels by redirecting incoming optical signals into selected output fibers. This is achieved using an ultra-high reliability MEMS configuration and activated via an electrical control signal. It uniquely features rugged thermal activated micro-mirror movement instead of rotation, and the novel design significantly, offering unprecedented high stability and an unmatched low cost. The non-latching switches can be directly driven by a voltage. The latching version requires a special driving circuit, which we provide the design or a daughter board with the circuits.


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 MEMS U-Mini Multiple Series Switch        Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength Single Mode            1260~1360 and/or 1510~1610 nm
Multimode                810~890 and/or 1260/1360
Insertion Loss [1], [2]      0.6 1.0 (1.2 [3]) dB
PDL (Single mode) 0.1 dB
Return Loss [1] Single Mode           50 dB
Multimode           35
Cross Talk [1] Single Mode           50 dB
Multimode           35 dB
Switching Time       10 ms
Repeatability                                                              ±0.05 dB
Repetition Rate                                   10           Hz
Durability            109 Cycle
Switching Type                                 Non-Latching
Operating Temperature             -5      70 oC
Storage Temperature             -40      85 oC
Optical Power Handling      300      500 mW
Package Dimension                       37.2L x 31W x 6.5H mm
Fiber Type Single Mode                     SMF-28 or equivalent
Multimode       MM 50/125, MM 62.5/125 or equivalent

[1]. Excluding connectors.

[2]. Multimode IL measure @ Light Source CPR<14 dB.

[3]. Dual band.