Peregrine Semiconductor Wins Two IMPACT Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announces that the UltraCMOS PE45450 RF power limiter and the UltraCMOS 10 technology platform have won ECN IMPACT Awards. The PE45450 power limiter was recognized in the passive components and discrete semiconductors category, while the UltraCMOS 10 technology platform won in the material technology innovation category. In addition, Peregrine was named a finalist in two other categories.

"For more than 25 years, Peregrine has disrupted the market with game-changing technology, and we will continue to innovate with award-winning products and technology, like the PE45450 power limiter and the UltraCMOS 10 technology platform," says Kinana Hussain.

The UltraCMOS PE45450 is a 50-watt power limiter that delivers turnkey protection against excessive RF power and electrostatic discharge (ESD) events in land mobile radios, test and measurement (T&M) devices and wireless-infrastructure equipment. Poised to replace discrete, GaAs-based PIN-diode systems, the PE45450 provides robust and reliable protection in mission-critical situations—preserving the signal when it is needed most. The power limiter features a wide frequency range from 9 kHz to 6 GHz and a fast response-and-recovery time of less than 1 nanosecond.

The UltraCMOS 10 technology platform is the foundation for Peregrine's next-generation RF switches, tuners and power amplifiers, including the industry's first reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE), UltraCMOS Global 1. When compared to GaAs alternatives, UltraCMOS 10 technology delivers an over 50-percent performance improvement in insertion loss and isolation and supports a linearity of over 75 dBm at 900 MHz. It offers the industry's best performance —113 fsec—as measured by RON COFF, a figure of merit RF engineers use to quantify the signal loss in an RF switch's ON state and the signal leakage in the capacitor's OFF state.

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