Peregrine Semiconductor Expands High-Frequency Product Line With Next-Generation Phase-Locked Loop

  Peregrine Semiconductor Expands High-Frequency Product Line With
  Next-Generation Phase-Locked Loop

 Device features low phase noise Figure of Merit and supports operation at 5
                                     GHz

IMS2013 International Microwave Symposium

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- June 4, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced
from booth #1811 at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle it has
further expanded its high-frequency product line with the Integer-N PE33241
Phase-Locked Loop (PLL). The UltraCMOS^® technology-based PLL features a very
low phase noise Figure of Merit (FOM) of -230 dBc/Hz, which improves the
signal-to-noise ratio, thereby helping to reduce the overall system cost while
improving performance. The device supports operation at 5 GHz with a 10/11
prescaler modulus, making it ideal for industrial transceivers, specialized
transceivers, and clock generators requiring low phase noise. The PE33241 PLL
is ideal for RF frequency generation; L, S and C-band synthesizers; and clock
recovery in communication systems, mobile terminals, telemetry, radar, and
portable radios.

“Peregrine has been manufacturing PLLs for more than 20 years, and we’re
pleased to expand our flagship product line with high-frequency PE33241 PLL,”
said Mark Schrepferman, director of the commercial and industrial product line
with Peregrine’s High-Performance Solutions business unit. “Peregrine’s
UltraCMOS technology continues to enable industry-leading performance across
numerous key specifications, including very low phase noise.”

The low phase noise FOM of -230 dB/Hz in the PE33241 PLL reduces interference,
thereby improving the link quality of the communication system. The PLL
features a selectable prescaler modulus of 5/6 or 10/11, which provides design
flexibility and minimizes unwanted frequency spurs. The device supports
operation at 5 GHz with the 10/11 prescaler modulus, and 4 GHz with the 5/6
prescaler modulus. An integrated phase detector and flexible serial or direct
hard-wire interfaces provide additional design flexibility. The new PLL
features low power consumption of only 80 mA at 2.8V, which reduces thermal
issues and extends battery life.

Development Tool Support
Peregrine also unveiled the PE33241 Evaluation Kit today, to enable designers
to evaluate the new PLL in their applications. The kit has a USB-to-Serial
programming interface to allow customers to easily control the PLL. It can be
ordered in late June, from Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives and
worldwide distribution partners. For more information, visit
http://www.psemi.com.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The PE33241 Integer-N PLL is available in a 7 mm x 7 mm 48-lead QFN package,
as well as in die form. Samples can be ordered in late June, and
volume-production quantities are expected to be available in late July, from
Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives, and worldwide distribution
partners. For more information, 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 proprietary UltraCMOS^® 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
athttp://www.psemi.com.

See us at the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society’s International
Microwave Symposium June 4 – 6 in Seattle, Booth # 1811

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Contact:

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