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Peregrine's antenna tuning switch leverages UltraCMOS

Posted: 30 Aug 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Peregrine? LTE-Advanced? UltraCMOS? antenna tuning switch?

Peregrine Semiconductor recently unveiled a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. The company's latest series of tuning devices leverages the UltraCMOS process using the HaRP and DuNE enhancements to deliver an ideal combination of performance and integration to 4G wireless platforms. The company also announced that its PE613010 antenna tuning switch has already been chosen by Pantech to drive performance in its new Vega LTE-A handset.

Based on the company's UltraCMOS technology, the PE613010 antenna switch delivers a low Ron of 1.2 from 700-2700MHz. This maximises radiated performance of the antenna in support of higher data throughput, increased battery life and longer range for fewer dropped calls.

Manufacturers can achieve this performance while also minimising size in support of thinner form factor phones. The new PE613010 antenna tuning switch is supplied in a miniature 2x2x0.55mm package that requires zero external components.

"The new PE613010 antenna tuning switch helps to solve these challenges, and as a result, has already been integrated into multiple 4G handsets. The feedback from customers has been very positive as Peregrine's tuning solutions enable the performance gains required at the antenna for smartphones to support the full capabilities of LTE-A networks," said Dylan Kelly, vice president of the mobile wireless solutions business unit at Peregrine Semiconductor.

The PE613010 antenna tuning switch features high RF power handling and ruggedness, while meeting challenging harmonic and linearity requirements of LTE-A with Peregrine's HaRP technology. With single-pin low voltage CMOS control, all decoding and biasing is integrated on-chip and no external bypassing or filtering components are required. The PE613010 also features ESD tolerance of 2kV HBM on all pins, providing a monolithically integrated solution for tunable antennas





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