Peregrine_PE42920_PR_PhotoRichardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new dual differential, single pole double throw RF switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.

The PE42920 DDSPDT RF switch is a broadband (10 kHz to 6 GHz) and low loss device that enables the switching of two independent differential signals. This device consumes less power than active differential switches. It has high isolation between same-channel inputs, as well as opposite active channels. It has been designed for low phase mismatch between matched paths.

The PE42920 is Peregrine’s first DDSPDT RF switch based on UltraCMOS® technology, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS. The new switch is offered in a 16-lead 3 mm x 3 mm QFN package. It is primarily targeted at test and measurement applications.

“We are pleased to offer Peregrine’s first dual differential SPDT RF switch fabricated on their UltraCMOS process to our test and measurement customers,” commented Dave Silvius, Director, Strategic Marketing, Richardson RFPD. “The PE42920 is an exciting addition to our portfolio of leading edge performance RF components.”

According to Peregrine, additional key features of the PE42920 include:

  • Low frequency insertion loss: 0.7 dB typical
  • High isolation between same channels at 6 GHz: 26 dB typical
  • High isolation between opposite active channels at 6 GHz: 30 dB typical
  • Low phase mismatch between matched paths at 6 GHz: 15 degrees typical
  • High ESD performance: 2 kV HBM

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the PE42920 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937.