Richardson RFPD Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new monolithic phase and amplitude controllers from Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.

The PE46130 and PE46140 are Peregrine's newest additions to its MPAC product family and offer maximum phase-tuning flexibility for Doherty PA optimization. They optimize system performance while reducing manufacturing costs of transmitters that use symmetric or asymmetric power amplifier designs to efficiently process signals with large peak-to-average ratios.

These monolithic RFICs integrate a 90° RF splitter, digital phase shifters and a digital step attenuator along with a low-voltage CMOS serial interface. They cover a phase range of 87.2° in 2.8° steps and an attenuation range of 7.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps, while providing excellent phase and amplitude accuracy from 2.3–2.7 GHz and 3.4–3.8 GHz, respectively.

The new devices offer exceptional linearity, high output port-to-port isolation and extremely low power consumption relative to competing module solutions. They are manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® process, 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. Peregrine’s HaRP technology enhancements deliver high linearity and excellent harmonics performance.

The PE46130 and PE46140 are designed for the LTE and LTE-A wireless infrastructure market.

According to Peregrine, additional key features of the PE46130 and PE46140 include:

  • P0.1dB: +35 dBm
  • Input IP3
  1. PE46130: +70 dBm
  2. PE46140: +60 dBm
  • 3-bit insertion loss stabilizer (ILS)
  1. PE46130: 0.35 dB range, 0.05 dB resolution
  2. PE46140: 0.44 dB range, 0.06 dB resolution
  • Packaging: 32-lead, 6 mm x 6 mm x 0.85 mm QFN

To find more information or to purchase these products today online, please visit the PE46130 and PE46140 webpages. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Peregrine, please visit the Peregrine storefront webpage.

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