Product information "SW Series Fiber Optic MEMS Switches"
Non-latching; 1x2 to 1x32; Fiber Type SM, MM; 1240 to 1640 nm; Insertion Loss 0.5 to 2.5 dB; Crosstalk 60 dB; Switching Time 1 to 20 ms
Sercalo Microtechnology’s SW series are very fast, opto-mechanical switches based on the MEMS technology. These non-latching MEMS switches available both for single mode (SM) and multi mode (MM) fibers in 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, 1x13, 1x16, 1x32 and 2x2 configurations.
All SW series 1xN components are designed to establish an optical connection between one optical port and either one of up to 32 input or output lines in a very short time, while the 2x2 variants are designed for optical cross connect switching in single mode (SM) or multi mode (MM) fiber networks.
Powered by a 5 VDC supply voltage, the SW series switches allow to control the switching state with a 5 V TTL or CMOS drive signal. The switching mechanism offers the reliability of a solid state device; it neither wears out nor degrades over time. Even after billions of cycles the switching quality stays constant.
The SW series’ highly reliable switching mechanism uses integrated micromirrors, features fast switching times down to below 1 ms for some models and shows only 0.5 to 2.5 dB insertion loss.
With its MEMS switching structure, the SM series of fiber optic MEMS switches achieves repeatability of 0.001 dB and shows a very flat insertion loss over the full spectrum of the fiber. The miniature package withstands rugged environments and is well suited for direct mounting on printed circuit boards. The SM switch series is qualified according to Telcordia GR 1221 and mainly used in test and measurement applications.