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Date: 29-08-13

SPST antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced smartphones

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. The switch is made using Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process using the HaRP and DuNE enhancements.

PE613010 antenna features low resistance-on (Ron) of 1.2 Ohms from 700-2700MHz. The new PE613010 antenna tuning switch is supplied in a miniature 2 x 2 x 0.55 mm package that requires zero external components.

“The emergence of LTE-A networks places significant RF design challenges on handset manufacturers to deliver an optimal user experience despite supporting the ever increasing number of frequency bands and higher data throughput,” said Dylan Kelly, vice president of the mobile wireless
solutions business unit at Peregrine Semiconductor. “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.”

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.

Peregrine Semiconductor has also announced that its new PE613010 antenna tuning switch is used in Pantech's Vega LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone.

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