Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Automotive Product Portfolio

The UltraCMOS® PE423422, PE423641 and PE42359 RF Switches Boast AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Certification for Automotive Applications

SAN DIEGO – April 7, 2015 – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, introduces 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 degrees Celsius. The PE423422 and PE423641 are designed for automotive infotainment and traffic safety applications, such as multimode compenser modules for infotainment systems and emergency communication systems.

Peregrine Semiconductor’s new UltraCMOS® RF switches, the PE423422 and PE423641, meet AEC-Q100 Grade 2 certification and feature high linearity, low insertion loss and excellent ESD ratings for automotive applications.

“From GPS navigation systems to automatic driving assistance programs, today’s automobiles demand an increasing amount of RF semiconductor content,” says 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.

Features, Packaging, Pricing and Availability
Peregrine’s PE423422 and PE423641 meet AEC-Q100 Grade 2 automotive-application certification. The RF switches feature excellent ESD ratings for high reliability and longer product life, which is important for automotive applications because warranty repairs can be costly for manufacturers.

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 @ 1 GHz, 29 dB @ 3 GHz and 20 dB @ 5 GHz. The low insertion loss of 0.25 dB @ 1 GHz, 0.40 dB @ 3 GHz, 0.65 dB @ 5 GHz and 0.90 dB @ 6 GHz helps make this switch ideal for automotive applications. Finally, the switch delivers ESD ratings of 1 kV HBM on all pins, 200V MM on all pins and 1kV CDM on all pins. Offered in a RoHS compliant, 12-lead 2x2 mm QFN package, the PE423422 is $1.07 each for 10K quantity orders.

The PE423641 is a single-pole four throw (SP4T) RF switch that accommodates a frequency range between 50 MHz to 3 GHz with excellent linearity of 68 dBm IIP3. It also has a high isolation of 32 dB @ 1 GHz and 25 dB @ 2.2 GHz and a low insertion loss of 0.50 dB @ 1 GHz and 0.65 dB @ 2.2 GHz. The ESD ratings are 2 kV HBM on all pins, 100V MM on all pins and 1 kV CDM on all pins. Offered in a RoHS compliant, 16-lead 3x3 mm QFN, the PE423641 is $1.12 each for 10K quantity orders.

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a Murata company, is the founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology—a patented, advanced form of SOI—to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market's biggest challenges, such as linearity. With products that deliver best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine is the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. A Murata company since December 2014, Peregrine holds more than 180 filed and pending patents and has shipped over 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit


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