Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. 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. The PE42520/21 switches support operation up to 13 GHz at 36 dBm and feature HaRP technology, resulting in IIP3 of 66 dBm, and IIP2 of 115 dBm.
The PE42520 supports frequencies down to 9 KHz, while the PE42521 is a fast-switching variant that operates down to 100 MHz. Both devices have low gate lag, a key feature for test-and-measurement applications. The insertion loss of the PE42520 and PE42521 is 0.7 dB at 7.5 GHz. Both devices have isolation of greater than 41 dB at 7.5 GHz.
The PE42520 and PE42521 SPDT RF switches are aimed at 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.
Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The PE42520 and PE42521 RF switches are available in a 16-lead, 3 mm x 3 mm QFN package.
They are priced at $3.98 each in 10k-unit quantities.
Samples can be ordered in late June, with volume-production quantities expected to be available in late July, from Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives and worldwide distribution partners.