Peregrine launches 18GHz SOI switches

Peregrine launches 18GHz SOI switches

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The switches, PE42542 and P42543, are made using Peregrine’s UltraCMOS silicon-on-insulator process and provide an alternative to gallium arsenide technology. The chips are being aimed at test-and-measurement, wireless backhaul and military systems designers and offer additional features, such as broad bandwidth, low-frequency power handling, high ESD protection and a fast settling time.

"Our in-house, high-frequency design expertise coupled with our UltraCMOS technology has enabled Peregrine to break the 13GHz RF SOI barrier last year and expand our high-frequency portfolio to 18GHz today with a roadmap to many more high-frequency components," said Kinana Hussain, senior marketing manager, in a statement.

In addition to these advantages, Peregrine’s UltraCMOS PE42542 and PE42543 18 GHz RF switches offer standard 1.8V and 3.3V input logic control and consistent performance across a 2.3V to 5.5V supply range. For special RF requirements, PE42543 sports a switching time of 500ns.

Samples, evaluation kits and volume-production parts are available now. Offered in a RoHS compliant, 29-lead 4×4 mm LGA package, the PE42542 and PE42543 are each $18.15 for 10K-quantity orders.

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