Swtich, Method and System For Switching The State of a Signal Path
2007 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The invention relates to a method, a system and a multi stable arranged to switch the configuration of the signal path for electrical signals comprising a first moving element (12) and a second moving element (14), wherein the first and second element can be arranged into at least two mechanically stable states: a mechanical interlocked state, wherein the first moving element is mechanically interlocked with the second moving element wherein a signal path in the switch is arranged in a closed configuration; and a non interlocked state, wherein the first moving element is separated from the second moving element and the signal path in the switch is arranged in an open configuration; wherein the switch further comprises a fixated electrostatic electrode (10) configured with a first fixated electrode part arranged to actuate and move at least one of the moving elements when an electrical potential difference is applied between the first fixated electrode and at least one of the moving elements, transitioning the moving elements from one state to another.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-77822DiVA: diva2:492116
QS 20152012-02-082012-02-072015-01-19Bibliographically approved