Peregrine Semiconductor Collaborates with Intel on RF Front-End Tuning Solution for LTE Platform Reference Design

  Peregrine Semiconductor Collaborates with Intel on RF Front-End Tuning
  Solution for LTE Platform Reference Design

Next-generation technology offers unique multidimensional tuning capabilities,
                            range, and small size

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- February 25, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced
from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the company is collaborating with
Intel on the latest generation of its popular DuNE™  tuning technology
offering for Intel’s LTE platform reference design. The tuning solution
utilizes Peregrine’s third generation tuning products, which feature
multidimensional tuning capabilities, for full coverage of the 41 available
LTE bands. The solution introduces a monolithic full tuning network that
integrates three DuNE Digitally Tunable Capacitors (DTCs), a MIPI serial
interface, and all tuning functions in a single device. These functions
include bias generation, integrated RF filtering and bypassing, control
interface, and ESD protection. The solution eliminates the need for external
components and circuitry that would otherwise be required in the LTE platform.
It is the next step in Peregrine’s high-performance RFFE tuning product
roadmap, which began with the Company’s first-generation discrete DTCs that
launched in 2010.

“We are proud that Intel selected Peregrine’s unique tuning technology as the
multidimensional antenna-tuning solution for this latest LTE platform,” said
Jim Cable, Chief Executive Officer of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation. “We
worked closely with Intel to develop this highly-integrated solution, which
utilizes the best of what our UltraCMOS process and DuNE innovations
offer—optimized handset efficiency, data rate, call integrity, and battery
life. This win demonstrates confidence in our RF Front End tuning solutions
and in our ability to solve the broad, highly-complex challenges of 4G LTE
designs.”

Stefan Wolff, vice president and general manager of Multi-Com for Intel’s
Mobile and Communications Group continued, “The implementation of a
highly-integrated RF Front End in support of the 4G LTE standard requires very
high-performance, advanced RF components. Peregrine Semiconductor’s DuNE
tuning technology addresses many important LTE requirements, such as broadband
performance and tuning range, and it fully covers the Smith chart. Further,
the device delivers the ideal combination of performance, small size, and
integration that LTE chipsets demand.”

For further information on Peregrine’s multidimensional tuning solution,
contact Peregrine’s global direct sales management or visit
http://www.psemi.com.

About Peregrine Semiconductor
Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI) is a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). Our solutions
leverage our proprietaryUltraCMOS^®technology, an advanced RF
Silicon-On-Insulator process. Our products deliver what we believe is an
industry-leading combination of performance and monolithic integration, and
target a broad range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband,
industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and
wireless infrastructure markets. Additional information is available on the
Company’s website athttp://www.psemi.com.

     The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered
trademarks, and DuNE is a trademark of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in
the U.S.A., and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the
                     property of their respective owners.

Tags/Keywords: LTE chipset reference design, antenna tuning, multidimensional
antenna tuning

Contact:

Peregrine Semiconductor
Editorial Contact:
Michelle Ragsdale, Sr. Public Relations Generalist
858-795-0154
mragsdale@psemi.com
 
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