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Richardson RFPD introduces AEC-Q100 certified SPDT RF switch for harsh environment automotive applications

April 29, 2013
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Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100-certified SPDT RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Peregrine).

The PE42359 is developed on Peregrine's patented UltraCMOS® technology and is designed to cover a broad range of applications from 10 to 3000 MHz. This reflective switch integrates on-board CMOS control logic with a low voltage CMOS-compatible control interface, and can be controlled using either single-pin or complementary control inputs. Using a nominal +3-volt power supply voltage, a typical input 1 dB compression point of +33.5 dBm can be achieved. The PE42359 also meets the quality and performance standards for automotive applications and has received AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certification, with operation up to +105 degrees Celsius.

The switch is available in a miniature 6-lead SC-70 package and is appropriate for automotive applications such as Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), emergency communication systems, Tire-Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), automotive multimode compenser modules, and automatic toll systems.

Additional key features of the PE42359 include:

  • HaRP™-enhanced UltraCMOS® device
  • High linearity: +55 dBm IIP3
  • Low insertion loss: 0.35 dB @ 1 GHz
  • High RF1/RF2 isolation: 35 dB @ 1 GHz
  • Power handling: +33.5 dBm @ 1 GHz

For additional information on the device, please refer to this video.

This product is in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase the device today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the PE42359 webpage.The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn more about additional products from Peregrine, please visit the Peregrine storefront webpage.  

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