Peregrine_PE613010_PE13050_PR_Photo (2)SPST and SP4T switches target impedance-matching and aperture-tuning applications

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new tuning control switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.

The PE613010 and PE613050 are the first two devices in a new family of tuning control switches based on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® technology, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering excellent RF performance. The new switches are highly versatile and support a wide variety of tuning circuit topologies, with emphasis on impedance-matching and aperture-tuning applications.

Both of the new switches feature low on-resistance and insertion loss across key cellular frequency bands from 100 to 3000 MHz. They offer high RF power handling and ruggedness, and Peregrine’s HaRP™ technology enables them to meet challenging harmonic and linearity requirements. All decoding and biasing is integrated on-chip and no external bypassing or filtering components are required.

UltraCMOS tuning devices feature ease of use while delivering superior RF performance. With built-in bias voltage generation and ESD protection, tuning control switches provide a monolithically integrated tuning solution for demanding RF applications.

According to Peregrine, additional key features of the new tuning control switches include:



  • Low on-resistance of 1.2Ω
  • Low insertion loss

o    0.20 dB @ 900 MHz

o   0.40 dB @ 1900 MHz

  • High power handling: 38 dBm (50Ω)
  • Wide power supply range (2.3V to 4.8V)
  • High ESD tolerance of 2 kV HBM on all pins
  • Low on-resistance of 1.6Ω
  • Low insertion loss

o    0.25 dB @ 900 MHz

o   0.40 dB @ 2200 MHz

  • High power handling

o   38.6 dBm @ 900 MHz

o   37.6 dBm @ 2200 MHz

  • Wide power supply range (2.3V to 5.5V)
  • High ESD tolerance of 2 kV HBM on all pins

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the PE613010 and PE613050 webpages. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937.