Peregrine

SPDT Switch Controls 10 MHz to 40 GHz

Sept. 22, 2015
A broadband SPDT switch offers high isolation from 10 MHz to 40 GHz.

For broadband signal control, Richardson RFPD has announced full design support for the model PE42524 HaRP reflective single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch die from Peregrine Semiconductor. The UltraCMOS switch, which operates from 10 MHz to 40 GHz, achieves 47-dB isolation and only 2.2-dB insertion loss at 30 GHz. The active port return loss is 17 dB at that same frequency. Isolation remains 33 dB at 40 GHz while insertion loss climbs to only 5.5 dB at 40 GHz. The switch chip is well suited for applications in broadband communications and in test equipment.

Richardson RFPD, 1950 S. Batavia Ave., Suite 100, Geneva, IL 60134; (630) 262-6800

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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