Peregrine Delivers UltraCMOS® Antenna Tuning Switch Optimized for High Performance, Ultra-Thin LTE-Advanced Smartphones

  Peregrine Delivers UltraCMOS® Antenna Tuning Switch Optimized for High
  Performance, Ultra-Thin LTE-Advanced Smartphones

 Device boosts antenna efficiency to enable longer battery life, higher data
                         throughput and longer range

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- August 28, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced
a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced
(LTE-A) smartphones. This latest addition to Peregrine’s series of tuning
devices leverages Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® process using the HaRP™ and DuNE™
enhancements to deliver an ideal combination of performance and integration to
4G wireless platforms. In a related announcement today, the PE613010 antenna
tuning switch has already been chosen by Pantech to drive performance in its
new Vega LTE-A handset.

Peregrine’s tuning products are designed to help 4G handset manufacturers
implement tunable antennas, the benefits of which include faster data
throughput, smaller size and enhanced overall consumer experience. Based on
Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, the PE613010 antenna switch delivers the
industry’s lowest resistance-on (R[on]) of 1.2 Ohms from 700-2700MHz. This
maximizes radiated performance of the antenna in support of higher data
throughput, increased battery life and longer range for fewer dropped calls.
Manufacturers can achieve this performance while also minimizing size in
support of thinner form factor phones. The new PE613010 antenna tuning switch
is supplied in a miniature 2 x 2 x 0.55 mm package that requires zero external
components.

“The emergence of LTE-A networks places significant RF design challenges on
handset manufacturers to deliver an optimal user experience despite supporting
the ever increasing number of frequency bands and higher data throughput,”
said Dylan Kelly, vice president of the mobile wireless solutions business
unit at Peregrine Semiconductor. “The new PE613010 antenna tuning switch helps
to solve these challenges, and as a result, has already been integrated into
multiple 4G handsets. The feedback from customers has been very positive as
Peregrine’s tuning solutions enable the performance gains required at the
antenna for smartphones to support the full capabilities of LTE-A networks.”

The PE613010 antenna tuning switch features high RF power handling and
ruggedness, while meeting challenging harmonic and linearity requirements of
LTE-A with Peregrine’s HaRP technology. With single-pin low voltage CMOS
control, all decoding and biasing is integrated on-chip and no external
bypassing or filtering components are required. The PE613010 also features ESD
tolerance of 2kV HBM on all pins, providing a monolithically integrated
solution for tunable antennas.

Development Tool Support
Peregrine Semiconductor also announced availability of the PE613010 Evaluation
Kit, available now through Peregrine’s global direct sales representatives and
worldwide distribution partners.

Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The PE613010 antenna tuning switch is available now, in RoHS compliant,
10-lead QFN package measuring just 2 x 2 x 0.55 mm. 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 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.

     The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered
  trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other
countries. DuNE and HaRP 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: LTE, LTE-Advanced, 4G, Antenna Tuning, Tuning Switch,
UltraCMOS, DuNE, HaRP

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Contact:

Editorial Contact:
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
Tiana Dixon, PR Account Manager
503-708-1925
tdixon@psemi.com
 
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