Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS® Technology Enables High-Power LTE Public Safety and Military Radios

  Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS® Technology Enables High-Power LTE
  Public Safety and Military Radios

HaRP™ technology-enabled UltraCMOS devices achieve 17W of power handling with
                                high linearity

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 two new
SP5T RF switches that enable the next generation of high-power LTE public
safety and military radios. The combination of Peregrine’s UltraCMOS^® and
HaRP™ technologies allow the new PE42850 and PE42851 switches to achieve 17W
of power handling, with high linearity. Peregrine’s innovative HaRP technology
enables excellent 2fo/3fo harmonic performance of -90 dBc into a 1.15:1 VSWR
in the PE42850, and -80 dBc into a 1.15:1 VSWR in the PE42851. These features,
along with a high throw count, make the PE42850 and PE42851 switches ideal for
transmission/receive and filter-band switching applications in Land Mobile
Radios (LMRs).

“The growing complexity of public safety applications and the need to support
the challenging 700 MHz LTE spectrum are driving the need for high-linearity,
small form factor RF switches,” said Mark Schrepferman, director of the
communications and industrial product line for Peregrine’s High-Performance
Solutions business unit. “As a result, it is increasingly difficult to
implement traditional pin-diode switch solutions. The PE42850/51 RF switches
offer superior performance, with low power consumption, high linearity, and
wide bandwidth in a single, small package.”

The PE42850 and PE42851 switches feature low insertion loss of (RFC-RFx) 0.25
dB typ. @ 520 MHz reduces RF signal attenuation, resulting in less heat
dissipation and improved performance. The switches feature low power
consumption of 130 microamperes typical, which helps to extend battery life.
High ESD performance of 1.5 kV HBM eases manufacturing and results in longer
product life. In addition to SP5T, the new switches can be configured as SP3T
devices, giving designers the flexibility to use one switch in multiple
locations, for multiple purposes throughout the RF signal chain.

Development Tool Support
Peregrine also announced availability of the PE42850 and PE42851 Evaluation
Kits today. The kits can be ordered now from Peregrine’s global direct sales
representatives and worldwide distribution partners. For more information,
visit http://www.psemi.com.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The PE42850 and PE42851 RF switches are available in a 32-lead, 5 mm x 5 mm
QFN package, for $13.96 each, in 10k-unit quantities. Samples and
volume-production quantities of the PE42850 can be ordered today. Samples of
the PE42851 can also be ordered today, with volume-production quantities
expected to be available in late June. To order, contact 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

     The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered
  trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other
 countries. HaRP 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.

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Tags/Keywords: public safety radio, Land Mobile Radio, LMR, high power RF
switch, LTE

Hi-res images available through editorial contact or Flickr (feel free to
publish):
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Functional Diagram
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peregrinesemiconductor/8903507486/sizes/l/
Evaluation Kits
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peregrinesemiconductor/8902889895/

Contact:

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