Peregrine Semiconductor has introduced two new UltraCMOS RF switches that expand its existing portfolio of solutions for automotive applications. Peregrine’s PE423422 and PE423641 are the newest components to join the PE42359 in meeting the AEC-Q100 requirements for Grade 2, meaning qualification for operation in the temperature range of -40 to +105°C. The PE423422 and PE423641 are designed for automotive infotainment and traffic safety applications.
“From GPS navigation systems to automatic driving assistance programs, today’s automobiles demand an increasing amount of RF semiconductor content,” said Kinana Hussain, director of product marketing at Peregrine Semiconductor. “Our entire automotive product portfolio is well suited to handle the demands of the rigorous automotive environment. Peregrine’s automotive products deliver exceptional ESD protection and the repeatability and reliability of the UltraCMOS manufacturing process.”
Peregrine Semiconductor has a long, established history of working with automotive original design manufacturers (ODMs). In November 2014, Peregrine announced its acceptance as a technical committee member on the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)—the organization that provides common part-qualification and quality-system standards, such as the AEC-Q100, for the automotive electronics industry.
The PE423422 is a single-pole double throw (SPDT) RF switch that accommodates a frequency range between 100 MHz and 6 GHz with a high linearity of 73.5 dBm IIP3. It also has a high isolation of 44 dB at 1 GHz, 29 dB at 3 GHz, and 20 dB at 5 GHz. The low insertion loss of 0.25 dB at 1 GHz, 0.40 dB at 3 GHz, 0.65 dB at 5 GHz, and 0.90 dB at 6 GHz helps make this switch suitable for automotive applications.