Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces Latest SPDT RF Switch for Harsh Space Environments

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Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces Latest SPDT RF Switch for Harsh Space Environments

PE95421 switch is highly resistant to total dose and single event radiation effects

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced availability of a new SPDT RF switch for harsh environment and space applications. Manufactured on Peregrine's UltraCMOS® technology, the PE95421 switch is highly resistant to total dose and single event radiation effects, resulting in improved product reliability, as well as stable, and predictable, performance over the life of the mission. The switch features HaRP™ technology enhancements for high linearity of 60 dBm IIP3. It is suitable for applications such as RF switch matrices, antenna arrays, and RF communication systems, with an operating frequency up to and including the C-band in commercial satellites, manned spacecraft, and high-altitude aircraft.


"We are pleased to introduce a new RF SPDT switch to meet the unique requirements of harsh environment and space applications," said Dave Shepard, vice president of Peregrine's High-Performance Solutions business unit. "This new device expands our existing line of rad-hard switches, frequency synthesizers, prescalers, and DC-to-DC converters for this market. Customers choose our products with confidence that they will meet the tough reliability requirements of space, due to the innovative UltraCMOS manufacturing process and our more than 20 years of space flight heritage."

As a result of the inherent physical properties of the highly-insulating sapphire substrate, devices manufactured on UltraCMOS technology are naturally immune to radiation-induced latchup. Further design enhancements ensure exceptionally low levels of performance drift under total dose conditions up to 100 krads (ELDRS free). The PE95421 switch features low-complexity, single-pin 3.3V CMOS logic control in a single chip. It has low insertion loss ranging from 0.77 dB @ 100 MHz to 1.38 dB @ 8500 MHz, and high isolation ranging from 86.5 dB @ 100 MHz to 27.8 dB @ 8500 MHz. Low power consumption of 3.3 micro Watts at 3.3V and high ESD tolerance up to 1000V HBM further enhance the ease-of-use of this device.

Development Tool Support

Peregrine also announced availability of the PE95421 Evaluation Kit (part # PE95421-00) today, to enable designers to evaluate the PE95421 switch in their applications. The kit can be ordered now, from Peregrine's global direct sales team.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability

The PE95421 switch is available in a 7-lead hermetically-sealed CQFP package, or in die form. For pricing, and to order samples and volume-production quantities, contact Peregrine's global direct sales team. An export license is required to ship these parts outside the United States. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.

About Peregrine Semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor (NAS: PSMI) is a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). Our solutions leverage our proprietary UltraCMOS®technology, an advanced RF Silicon-On-Insulator process. Our products deliver what we believe is an industry-leading combination of performance and monolithic integration, and target a broad range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets. Additional information is available at http://www.psemi.com.

The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other countries. HaRP is a trademark of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other countries.All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Tags/Keywords:hi-rel , space, harsh environment, SPDT RF switch, radiation hardness, rad hard, SEE tolerant, SEL immune, total dose, ELDRS free, Peregrine Semiconductor

Hi-res images available through editorial contact or Flickr (feel free to publish):
PE95421 Photo http://bit.ly/15ZZirp
PE95421 Functional Diagram http://bit.ly/ZVDeeX
Photo of PE95421 Evaluation Kit http://bit.ly/14VAz7F
Product Specifications Graphichttp://bit.ly/17xMLJQ

Datasheet available at:http://bit.ly/12j81ks



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