IDT Expands its RF Product Portfolio, Introduces Two Switches with New Kz Technology

By CIOReview | Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA: Integrated Device Technology, developer of system-level solutions, has expanded its RF product portfolio by introducing two switches with Kz- New Constant Impedence Technology. 

Available in NBG24 4mm X 4mm 24 pin QFN package, the newly-added switches, named F2914 and F2915, deliver low loss and isolation with a constant impedance technology, called Kz. Both are 50-ohm SP4T and SP5T RF switches that showcase insertion loss of only 1.1 dB with corresponding IIP2 of 124 dBm and IIP3 of 61 dBm at 4 GHz.

By using IDT’s newly-launched Kz, both the switches sustain a near-constant impedance when switching between RF ports and help in enhancing hot switching reliability and system response time. They also protect downstream components from transients and are also ideal for base stations (2G, 3G and 4G), repeaters, Test and ATE equipment, digital pre-distortion and point-to-point, public safety and cable infrastructures.  

Commenting on the newly-introduced switches, Chris Stephens, GM, IDT’s RF Division, says, “By offering new RF switches with the Kz innovative design technology we provide our customers with a way to reliably ‘hot switch’ components with minimum voltage and impedance excursions.”

Prominent features of F2914 switch are high continuous RF CW Power Handling, high linearity, single 3.0 V to 5.25 V supply voltage, external negative supply option and operating temperature -40 “C to +105 “C. While main highlights of the F2915 are five symmetric broad band, high continuous RF CW power handling, single 3.0 V to 5.25 V supply voltage, 3.3 V and 1.8 V compatible control logic.