PE42020RFMW Ltd. announces design and sales support for the industry’s first RF switch operating at zero Hertz with integrated RF, analog and digital functions. The Peregrine Semiconductor PE42020 SPDT targets T&M and ATE applications with frequency coverage from 0 Hz to 8 GHz. 

Capable of handling 30 dBm input power at zero Hertz, patented ultra CMOS technology allows 36 dBm power handling at 8 GHz. The PE42020’s unique ability to handle DC voltage on the RF pins enables engineers to design out lower reliability mechanical relays and MEMS switches with a CMOS semiconductor able to switch complex combinations of DC + RF/analog and digital signals.

The Peregrine PE42020 supports a maximum DC or AC peak voltage of +/- 10V on the RF ports providing the ability to pass an offset voltage along with broadband RF for use in IQ modulators, differential circuits or sensitive nulling circuits. This Peregrine switch can be configured as a 50 ohm absorptive  or open-reflective switch for varying applications. The PE42020 is provided in a 4 x 4 mm QFN package.