MEMS Ultra-Mini 1×2, 2×2 Fiber Optical Switch - Latching

The world's smallest 4.5mm package width
  • High Reliability
  • Direct DC drive
  • Ultra Small
  • ESD Insensitive



The MEMS Ultra-Mini Series Fiber Optical Switch uses a patented thermal activated micro-mirror, moving-in and -out optical paths, uniquely featuring high stability over wide temperature range without compensation, small size and very long life cycle.  The thermal MEMS is insensitive to moisture and ESD without drift issues, providing a high reliability platform for over 25 years continuous operation. The ultra-mini series switches are configured in 1×1, Dual 1×1, Quad 1×1, 1×2, Dual 1×2, Full 2×2, and Dual Full 2×2 with single or multimode fibers.  The Ultra-Mini switches are Telcordia standards GR1221 qualified.

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 MEMS Ultra-Mini Series Switch        Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength Single Mode                       1260~~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
Extinction Ratio              PM fiber           18 dB
Return Loss [1] SM, PM           50 dB
Multimode           35
Cross Talk [1] SM, PM           50 dB
Multimode           35 dB
Switching Time       5          10 ms
Repeatability                                                           ±0.05 dB
Repetition Rate                                                                 20           Hz
Durability            109 Cycle
Power Consumption (activated)                                                                 170 mW
Switching Type                                 Non-Latching
Operating Temperature [5]             -5      70 oC
Storage Temperature            -40      85 oC
Optical Power Handling    300      500 mW
Package Dimension                       10L x 6.6W x 4.6H mm
Fiber Type [4] Single Mode                     SMF-28 or equivalent
PM                    Panda 250 PM or equivalent
Multimode       MM 50/125, MM 62.5/125 or equivalent
[1]. Excluding connectors. [2]. Multimode IL measured @ Light Source CPR < 14dB. [3]. Dual band, and Dual 1x2, Full 2x2, Dual Full 2x2. [4]. PM fiber version only in 1x1 and 1x2 configuration. [5]. Lower temperature version is available, please call us.