Peregrine UltraCMOS® Antenna Switches Enable High Performance in 4G LTE-Advanced Mobile Wireless Applications

  Peregrine UltraCMOS® Antenna Switches Enable High Performance in 4G
  LTE-Advanced Mobile Wireless Applications

 STeP8 MultiSwitch™ devices address complex carrier aggregation and data rate
                                  challenges

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- July 29, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RF ICs), today announced
it is expanding its family of MultiSwitch™ STeP8 dual single-pole, seven throw
(SP7T/SP7T) UltraCMOS^® antenna switches optimized to solve the significant
carrier aggregation challenges of 4G mobile wireless applications as adopted
by leading RF front-end module suppliers such as Murata Manufacturing. The
PE42128x devices support simultaneous multi-band operation of up to 14
frequency bands while delivering exceptional linearity, insertion loss
performance and small size.

“Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process continues to bring innovative solutions to a
highly complex and ever-increasing set of challenges in the RF front-end,”
said Jim Cable, CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor. “Our vision has always been to
enable the wireless industry to solve the most critical RF demands, where our
technology and products not only deliver but thrive. Emerging LTE-Advanced
Smartphone platforms require a unique combination of RF performance
achievements that only UltraCMOS technology can bring,” he added.

The LTE-A protocol calls for carrier aggregation – or the simultaneous
reception of multiple frequency bands – which improves data delivery speed to
dramatically improve consumer experience. Peregrine’s new PE42128x antenna
switches are designed specifically to solve the challenges of carrier
aggregation. Each of the new MultiSwitch devices features an innovative
combination of two SP7T switches in a single IC to support 14 different
frequency bands including simultaneous multiband operation.

With HaRP™ technology enhancements, the PE42128x devices deliver high
linearity with an IIP3 of +75 dBm, as well as extremely low insertion loss
(0.35dB @ 900MHz; and 0.45 at 1900 MHz) and high isolation (38 dB at 698-2170
MHz; and 33 dB at 2500-2690 MHz). The switches also feature industry-leading
2fo and 3fo for LTE of less than -80 dBm at 700 MHz. High linearity and
isolation performance are critical in LTE-Advanced Smartphones to ensure that
radio signals don’t spill into other bands during multi-band operation.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability

The flip chip PE42128x switches are available in RoHS compliant, chip-scale
packaging for SMD placement. Samples, volume-production quantities and pricing
are available today, by contacting Peregrine. 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 applicationsin 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.

     The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered
  trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other
      countries. DuNE, HaRP and MultiSwitch are trademarks 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: Samsung Galaxy 4S, LTE-Advanced, RF Switch, dual SP7T/7T,
MultiSwitch, UltraCMOS

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Contact:

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
Tiana Dixon
PR Account Manager
858.795.0154
tdixon@psemi.com
 
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