News Release

P 630.262.6800

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two New UltraCMOS® 60 GHz RF SOI Switches from Peregrine

New devices feature fast switching speed of only 8 nanoseconds

April 18, 2017 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for two new UltraCMOS® RF silicon-on-insulator (SOI) switches from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation.

The PE42525 and PE426525 are HaRP™ technology-enhanced reflective SPDT RF switch die that support a wide frequency range, from 9 kHz to 60 GHz. They deliver low insertion loss, high isolation and a fast switching time of only 8 nanoseconds.

The PE42525 is ideal for T&M equipment, microwave-backhaul solutions and higher frequency switching in 5G systems. The PE426525 boasts an extended temperature range (-55 °C to +125 °C), making it desirable for harsh-environment applications in industrial markets.

According to Peregrine, additional key features of the PE42525 and PE426525 include:

  • Low insertion loss
    • 1.3 dB @ 26.5 GHz
    • 1.7 dB @ 45 GHz
    • 1.9 dB @ 50 GHz
    • 2.7 dB @ 60 GHz
  • High port to port isolation
    • 41 dB @ 26.5 GHz
    • 38 dB @ 45 GHz
    • 37 dB @ 50 GHz
    • 36 dB @ 60 GHz
  • High linearity: IIP3 of +48 dBm

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the PE42525 and PE426525 webpages. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Peregrine, please visit the Peregrine storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

More information is available online at

Follow Richardson RFPD on Twitter at

To subscribe to Richardson RFPD’s New Products e-newsletter, visit