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Silicon on Sapphire: Leveraging CMOS Integration to Maximize RF Performance

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11/12/13 11:00 am to 11/12/13 12:00 pm EST

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Technical Education Webinar Series

Title: Leveraging Silicon-on-Sapphire Performance Advantages in Power Management

Date: November 12, 2013

Time: 8:00 AM PT/ 11:00 AM ET/ 4:00 PM UTC

Presented by: Peter Bacon, Director, Systems & Architecture, High Performance Solutions, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.

Leveraging digital functionality to improve RF performance

  • Configuration
  • Optimization
  • Tunability
  • Feedback/Control loops
  • Real-time optimization
  • Benefits of integration, single die versus multiple
    - 1 to 1 device correlation (mfg variance and device type/behavior)

Specific applications

  • T/R setup & control
    - fast T/R switching
    - DTC based phase shifter
  • Phase shifter sub-band optimization
  • Tunable filters
  • Amplifier bias control - digital setting, analog control loop
  • Autonomous antenna impedance matching
  • # of embedded interface lines versus discrete, mixed technology components


Presenter Bio:
Peter Bacon is responsible for identifying product requirements, detailed system analysis, and product definition at Peregrine Semiconductor, and is Director of Systems and Architecture for the High Performance Solutions business sector.  Prior to joining Peregrine Semiconductor, Peter was Senior Director of RF/Analog Product Development with Skyworks Solutions’ Linear Products Business Unit, where he oversaw GaAs- and Si-based product development activities for a variety of wireless and infrastructure market applications. Peter has over 28 years of RF product development experience, having worked at Skyworks, Conexant, IBM, Raytheon, and Harris Microwave. Peter earned his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Boston University.


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