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

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 @ 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    2 kV HBM on all pins

                o    100 V MM on all pins

                o    1 kV 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 (within North America).