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Tuning-Control Switches Aid Antenna Adjustments

Feb. 17, 2015
A pair of control switches serve antenna tuning applications to 3 GHz.

A pair of high-performance tuning control switches, developed by Peregrine Semiconductor and available via Richardson RFPD, target antenna adjustments from 100 to 3000 MHz. Models PE613010 and PE613050 are based on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS device technology, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Model PE613010 features low on-resistance of 1.2 Ω with insertion loss of 0.2 dB at 900 MHz and 0.4 dB at 1900 MHz. It can handle power levels to +38 dBm with an electrostatic-discharge (ESD) tolerance of 2 kV, based on the human body model (HBM). Model PE613050 also exhibits low on-resistance of 1.6 Ω with insertion loss of 0.25 dB at 900 MHz and 0.40 dB at 1900 MHz. It handles power levels to +38.6 dBm at 900 MHz and +37.6 dBm at 2200 MHz. ESD tolerance is 2 kV per the HBM. The switches offer power-supply ranges of +2.3 to +4.8 V dc and +2.3 to +5.5 V dc, respectively.

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