Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new RF switch and associated evaluation board from pSemi Corporation.

The PE42545 is a HaRP™ technology-enhanced reflective SP4T RF switch die that supports a wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 67 GHz. It delivers low insertion loss, fast switching time and high isolation performance, making it ideal for test and measurement, 5G mmWave, microwave backhaul, radar, and satellite communication applications. No blocking capacitors are required if DC voltage is not present on the RF ports.

The PE42545 is manufactured on pSemi’s UltraCMOS® process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator technology.

Additional key features of the PE42545 include:

  • Insertion loss: 2.6 dB at 45 GHz
  • Switching time: 75 ns
  • Input P1dB: +33.5 dBm
  • Return loss: 20 dB at 60 GHz

 An evaluation board is available now from stock.