RF Switches target mobile phones/Wi-Fi devices.

Press Release Summary:

Model uPG2406T6R switches measure 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.37 mm in 6-pin TSSON package and uPG2406TK and uPG2408TK units measure 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.5 5 mm in 6-pin L2 MM package. Units operate at frequency of 10 MHz to 3.0 GHz and with supply voltage of Vcont at 1.2 equal to +1.8-5.3 V/0 V. They also operate with isolation of 18 dB typical at frequency of 2.5 GHz. Applications include cellphones, smartphones, Wi-Fi client devices, 802.15.4/ZigBee, NFC, and Bluetooth.

Original Press Release:

NEC's New RF Switches Lower Product Costs

Santa Clara, Calif. - NEC is now shipping its uPG2406 and uPG2408 low cost RF switches, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). These medium power, low insertion loss, single pole double throw (SPDT) switches are optimized for mainstream low-cost product designs.

Applications include cell phones, smart phones, Wi-Fi client devices, 802.15.4/ZigBee, NFC, Bluetooth, and other wireless designs where cost but good performance are driving factors.

Technical Information

  • Frequency: 10 MHz to 3.0 GHz

  • Supply Voltage: Vcont 1.2 = +1.8 to 5.3V / 0V

  • Insertion Loss: Lins = 0.40dB typ. @ f=1.0GHz

    0.50dB typ. @ f=2.5GHz

  • Isolation: ISL = 18dB typ. @ f=2.5GHz

  • Pin(0.1dB): +29 dBm typ. @ Vcont = +3.0V / 0V

    Note: Please check data sheets for each product for individual specifications.

    Package Types and Sizes

    uPG2406T6R 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.37mm 6pin TSSON Package

    uPG2406TK 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.55mm 6pin L2 MM Package

    uPG2408TK 1.5 x 1.3 x 0.55mm 6pin L2 MM Package

    Pricing and Availability

    The uPG2406 and uPG2408 are shipping now. The price for the uPG2406T6R is $0.26 in quantities of 100,000. The prices for the uPG2406TK and uPG2408TK are $0.24 in quantities of 100,000. Evaluation boards are available through CEL sales offices and from Mouser Electronics.


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    Please contact David Cohen at david.cohen@cel.com for more information or to arrange a detailed briefing.

    About CEL

    California Eastern Laboratories (www.cel.com) is the exclusive sales and marketing partner for products made by the Compound Semiconductor Devices Division (CSDD) of NEC Electronics Corporation. These products include wireless RFICs and discrete devices, lasers and detectors for fiber optics, optocouplers, and solid state relays. NEC is world famous as a leader in manufacturing quality and reliability.

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