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pSemi announces next-gen UltraCMOS

29 May 2019 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, announced the release of UltraCMOS 13.

The platform represents the next generation of the company’s proprietary RFSOI (RF silicon-on-insulator) technology, and builds on UltraCMOS 12 (introduced in January 2017), which exhibited a RONCOFF performance level of 80 fs. RONCOFF is a key performance metric of an RF switch, which is controlled to turn on (a resistor) or off (a capacitor). A low resistance (RON) reduces insertion loss and a low capacitance (COFF) increases isolation. In RF switching, performance is optimal when both metrics are as low as possible.

UltraCMOS 13 leverages enhanced RONCOFF and FMAX performance, enabling pSemi to deliver a differentiated RFIC portfolio. Initial product rollouts will target 5G-NR sub-6 GHz applications, including low-noise amplifiers (LNA), power amplifiers (PA) and switches.

The new 300 mm SOI platform features several additional advantages for superior RF performance, including ultra-low leakage FETs for PAs, lower NFMIN for LNAs, high-power handling for switches and optimised 1,2 V analog and digital support.

For more information contact Andrew Hannay, RFiber Solutions, +27 82 494 5466, sales@rfibersolutions.com, www.rfibersolutions.com



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