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Richardson RFPD introduces four new DuNE DTCs from Peregrine

May 24, 2013
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Richardson RFPD Inc. announces four new DuNE™ technology-enhanced digitally tunable capacitors (DTCs) from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (Peregrine).

The new DTCs are the latest additions to Peregrine industry-leading integrated RF tuning IC portfolio and feature a wide capacitance range of 0.6 to 7.7 pF and support power handling up to 34 dBm into 50 Ohms (30 Vpk RF). They include integrated bias generation, RF filtering and bypassing, control interface, and ESD protection of 2 kV HBM, all on a 2 mm x 2 mm package.

HaRP™ technology enhancements allow for high linearity of IIP3 >+65 dBm at 50 Ohms and harmonic performance of 2fo/3fo = -40/-40 dBm @ 34 dBm RF (900 MHz), and 32 dBm RF (1900 MHz). The devices feature direct battery voltage operation, with consistent performance enabled by on-chip voltage regulation. Low supply and standby currents of 140 and 24 microamperes (VDD = 2.75V), respectively, help to extend battery life in portable devices. The devices are controlled through the widely-supported 3-wire (SPI-compatible) interface, making it easy to incorporate them into designs.

The new DTCs provide a monolithically integrated impedance tuning solution for demanding RF applications, including radio-frequency identification (RFID), military radio, test and measurement, M2M, and wireless infrastructure.

Additional key features of the new DTCs include:

Part

Frequency

(MHz)

Bits / States

Capacitance Range

(pF)

Tuning Ratio

Vdd Range
(V)

Package Type

PE64906

100-3000

5 / 32

0.9-4.6

5.1:1

2.3-4.8

10L QFN

PE64907

100-3000

5 / 32

0.85-2.4

2.82:1

2.3-4.8

10L QFN

PE64908

100-3000

5 / 32

2.15-7.7

3.6:1

2.3-4.8

10L QFN

PE64909

100-3000

4 / 16

0.6-2.35

3.9:1

2.3-4.8

10L QFN

 To find more information, or to receive a quote for purchasing the devices, please visit the Peregrine Digitally Tunable Capacitor IC webpage. Additional information on the devices 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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