50-Ohm RF Switch Targets High-Precision Broadband Apps
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 7:56am
Peregrine Semiconductor announced availability of the RoHS-compliant PE42551 50-Ohm RF Switch for high-performance broadband RF applications such as automated test equipment (ATE), related test and measurement applications, and cellular infrastructure. Manufactured on the company’s HaRP-enhanced UltraCMOS technology, the Single-Pole, Double-Throw (SPDT) device operates from 9 kHz to 6.0 GHz and is quick to reach a fully settled state due to a proprietary design that enables the reduction of the phase and insertion loss drift that occurs after a switching event. These yield reduced test time, increased throughput, and reduced cost, according to the company. The PE42551 features a fast switching time of 7 ?s (50 percent CTRL to 0.1 dB final value) which allows systems to respond faster while maintaining linearity over frequency, voltage and power. The switch delivers low insertion loss (0.65 dB at 3 GHz and 0.90 dB at 6 GHz); high IIP3 (50 dBm 9 kHz to 6 GHz); P1 dB compression point of 34 dBm (9 kHz to 6 GHz); high isolation (29 dB at 3 GHz and 21 dB at 6.0 GHz); and 500 V ESD tolerance.