NEC's UPG2193T6E Single Pole Eight Throw (SP8T) GaAs MMIC antenna switch was developed specifically to meet the needs of new 3G UMTS, W-CDMA and Quad Band EDGE mobile phone designs. Available from California Eastern Laboratories, the UPG2193T6E delivers low insertion loss, high isolation and high linearity. Developed specifically to support multi-band mobilecomm transceiver platforms, the device provides switching between five GSM and three W-CDMA pins. The UPG2193T6E also features an onboard SPI controller. Its 3.5 x 3.5 mm package measures 0.55 mm in height, making it suited for today's ultra-thin mobile phone designs.