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Peregrine Semiconductor High-Frequency CMOS RF Switches

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 2:58pm
WDD Staff

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (San Diego, CA) announced from booth #1811 at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle it has set new standards of performance for high-frequency CMOS RF switches with the launch of the SPDT PE42520 and PE42521 devices. Building upon the core capabilities of Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, the new, high-linearity switches support operation at 13 GHz, combined with high power handling of +36 dBm, enabling levels of performance previously thought to be impossible with CMOS. The devices are ideal for numerous high-frequency applications that require high power handling, such as signal-path and filter bank switching in the Test-and-Measurement, wireless backhaul, and military markets, among others. Features include:

  • HaRP technology, resulting in IIP3 of 66 dBm, and IIP2 of 115 dBm.
  • Low gate lag for test-and-measurement applications.
  • Insertion loss of 0.7 dB at 7.5 GHz.
  • Isolation of greater than 41 dB at 7.5 GHz.

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