Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a supplier of RF CMOS and mixed-signal communications ICs, has announced the availability of the PE4283 SPDT reflective switch for WLAN, ISM, BT and other short-range radio markets.
The PE4283 offers less than 1.0 dB of insertion loss from DC – 4 GHz, which, according to Peregrine, is better than any other SOI based switch. Additionally, the company says the power handling and near-zero power consumption for battery-operated applications make the device an ideal pin diode replacement in applications that require extremely long battery life and reliable connectivity.
The PE4283 features 2kV ESD tolerance, reportedly the industry’s highest level for a SPDT switch, and isolation of 34 dB at 1GHz. Additional features include P1dB compression point of +32 dBm; low insertion loss of 0.6 dB at 1GHz; and on-board CMOS control logic and integrated single-pin control inputs.
The PE4283 is priced at $0.25 ea. (10K units) and is available in high-volume production by contacting Peregrine’s worldwide distribution partner, Richardson Electronics.