e2v and Peregrine Semiconductor have signed a strategic reseller agreement making e2v the sole provider of Peregrine’s high reliability ICs for the worldwide space market.

This strategic RF relationship combines Peregrine’s expertise and experience in high reliability RF and power management products with e2v’s position in qualified semiconductor products for aerospace and defense. The agreement extends e2v's broad product offering from RF to the back end, including data converters, memory and high-performance data processing.

Peregrine is a certified MIL-PRF-38535 Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) supplier, with a high reliability standard catalog portfolio that includes RF switches, digital step attenuators, prescalers, phase-locked loops and DC-DC converters. These UltraCMOS® products and newly introduced Peregrine QML RFICs will be sold exclusively through e2v.

“For over 15 years, Peregrine’s high reliability RF solutions have provided reliable communications to hundreds of satellite systems and in missions to seven planets and several asteroids,” said Duncan Pilgrim, vice president and general manager of Peregrine Semiconductor’s high performance analog business unit. “This strategic RF relationship enables our space customers to benefit from e2v’s expertise in the aerospace and defense market, while continuing to achieve the high performance standards they expect from Peregrine’s UltraCMOS products.”

For more than 30 years, e2v has supported aerospace and defense customers worldwide and currently offers more than 3,600 QML-approved products. Leveraging established relationships with the major prime defense contractors, e2v provides global sales and customer support in the avionics, defense and space sectors.

“e2v is excited to support Peregrine’s high reliability, radiation tolerant RFICs and DC-DC power management products, along with e2v’s existing space-grade product offering of broadband data converters and microprocessors,” said Brad Little, general manager of e2v inc. “This strategic agreement leverages the technology strengths of both companies and will provide our customers with a complete data-processing solution.”

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