Peregrine_PE423641_PR_PhotoRichardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new RF single-pole four-throw switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.

The PE423641 is HaRP™ technology-enhanced and has received AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certification by meeting the quality and performance standards required for use in harsh automotive environments. It features insertion loss of 0.5 dB and isolation of 32 dB at 1000 MHz, and IIP3 of +68 dBm. Blocking capacitors are not required if DC voltage is not present on the RF ports.

The new SP4T switch is designed to cover a wide range of automotive wireless applications from 50 to 3000 MHz, including cellular antenna band switching, automotive infotainment, and traffic safety applications.

It is manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering excellent RF performance.

According to Peregrine, additional key features of the PE423641 include:

  • Supports operating temperatures up to +105ºC
  • Low harmonics of 2fo = -83 dBc and 3fo = -77 dBc @ +35 dBm
  • IMD3 of -111 dBm @ WCDMA band 1
  • High EDS performance:

o   2kV HBM on all pins

o   100V MM on all pins

o   1kV CDM on all pins

  • Integrated decoder for 2-pin control, accepts 1.8V and 2.75V levels

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the PE423641 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937.