Move over GaAs: Peregrine Semi Unveils Industry’s First 40 GHz RF-SOI Switch


(Courtesy: Peregrine Semiconductor)
(Courtesy: Peregrine Semiconductor)

Peregrine Semiconductor has unveiled the UltraCMOS® PE42524, the industry’s first RF-SOI switch to operate up to 40 GHz (click here for product details, and here for the press release). This switch significantly extends Peregrine’s high-frequency portfolio into frequencies previously dominated by gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology. “Our UltraCMOS technology enables our high-frequency components, such as the PE42524, to reach performance levels previously considered unattainable in RF-SOI,” explains Kinana Hussain, senior marketing manager. “With a product roadmap that includes additional high-frequency components, Peregrine has, and will continue to, set new standards for RF-SOI.” As an alternative to GaAs-based solutions, the PE42524 features high reliability and performance advantages in linearity, isolation, settling time and ESD protection. These attributes make the switch ideal for test-and-measurement, microwave-backhaul, radar and military communications devices. Click here to see the video on YouTube. Click here to see more ASN articles about Peregrine’s RF-SOI.

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