Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced the new PE42552 SPDT 50-Ohm RF switch, designed for use in test and measurement applications requiring ultra-linear RF performance and ultra-fast settling time, such as Automated Test Equipment (ATE), RF/IF transceiver signal switching, filter bank switching and discrete DSA stages. Integrated CMOS control logic, driven by a single-pin, low-voltage CMOS control input, features a novel user-defined logic table. Further, the device includes a logic-select pin that inverts logic polarity for back-to-back switching applications, changing the logic definition of the control pin.

The PE42552, designed on Peregrine’s HaRP™-enhanced UltraCMOS silicon-on-sapphire process technology, maintains excellent broadband RF performance from 9 kHz up to 7.5 GHz without gate lag and phase drift, and ensures fast switch-settling time. This innovative feature of the UltraCMOS process provides best-in-class linearity and superior performance to GaAs with the economy an integration of conventional CMOS.

“The PE42552 delivers the industry’s fastest settling time and the highest linearity performance available in a RF broadband solid state switch,” said Mark Schrepferman, product marketing director for commercial and industrial products. “These attributes make the PE42552 a tremendous tool for extreme performance environments such as the test equipment market.”