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Absorptive Switches cover frequency range from 9 kHz to 8 GHz.

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Absorptive Switches cover frequency range from 9 kHz to 8 GHz.

Sep 07, 2017 -

Absorptive Switches are suitable for wireless infrastructure, test and measurement, and harsh industrial applications. These switches are offered in SP6T, SP8T and SP12T configurations with insertion loss of 1, 1.1 and 1.1 and 210, 227 and 232 ms switching times respectively. Units are operated with input IP3 of +60 dBm.

Richardson RFPD, An Arrow Company - Geneva, IL

Original Press Release

Richardson RFPD Introduces Nine New SP6T, SP8T and SP12T Absorptive Switches from Peregrine

Press release date: Sep 06, 2017

Covering up to 9 kHz to 8 GHz, the new high throw-count switches are designed for wireless infrastructure, test and measurement, and harsh industrial applications.

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for nine new UltraCMOS® SP6T, SP8T and SP12T absorptive switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.

The PE42462, PE42482 and PE42412 feature high port-to-port isolation, high linearity, low insertion loss and exceptional power handling. They are optimized for 4G and 4.5G wireless infrastructure switching applications such as robust digital pre-distortion (DPD) loops, filter banks and transmit/ receive (T/R) paths signal routing. These devices cover a frequency range from 10 MHz to 8 GHz, which also makes them ideal for 5 GHz LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE WiFi Link Aggregation (LWA).

Key features of these new switches for wireless infrastructure applications include:

Part Number       Configuration        Insertion                 Isolation     Input IP3      Maximum Input Power    Switching Time          Package
                                                        Loss (dB)                   (dB)         (dBm)               (dBm)                               (ns)                       Type

PE42462A                   SP6T              1                              42           +60                   +35                                 210                      QFN

PE42482A                    SP8T             1.1                            41           +60                   +35                                 227                     QFN

PE42412A                    SP12T           1.1                            38           +60                   +35                                  232                    QFN

The PE42562, PE42582 and PE42512 are optimized for the demands of next-generation test and measurement equipment. These switches support a wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 8 GHz and offer an external VSS pin to eliminate spur. With low insertion loss, high isolation, best-in-class linearity, fast switching and settling times, they are ideal for applications such as filter bank switching and transmit/receive (T/R) signal path switching.

Key features of these new switches for test and measurement applications include:

Part        Configuration   Insertion Loss    Isolation       Input IP3      Maximum Input Power     Switching Time    Package Type
Number                                (dB)                  (dB)           (dBm)                      (dBm)                        (ns)

PE42562A     SP6T                1                     42             +60                           +35                           210                     QFN

PE42582A      SP8T                1                    47              +60                           +35                           227                     QFN

PE42512A      SP12T             1.1                  44              +60                           +35                           232                     QFN

The PE426462, PE426482 and PE426412 are optimized for applications that demand extreme temperature support, and they deliver industry-leading performance across a wide temperature range of -55 to +125 degrees Celsius. With high isolation, low insertion loss and a fast RF TRISE/ TFALL time, these switches boast the high-performance specifications necessary to utilize the full potential of a high throw-count design.

Key features of these new switches for harsh industrial applications include:

Part                Configuration   Insertion Loss     Isolation      Input IP3      Maximum Input Power      Switching Time        Package
Number                                        (dB)                  (dB)               (dBm)                  (dBm)                             (ns)                  Type

PE426462A             SP6T             1                        51                 +60                      +33                                210                  QFN

PE426482A             SP8T             1                        47                 +60                       +33                               227                  QFN

PE426412A             SP12T          1.1                      43                 +60                      +33                                232                   QFN

All of these new high throw-count switches are manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® process, a patented advanced form of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS.

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the Peregrine Wideband SP6T / SP8T / SP12T RF Switches webpage The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support To learn about additional products from Peregrine, please visit the Peregrine storefront webpage

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at

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