IDT Launches New RF Switches

By CIOReview | Monday, May 23, 2016
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SAN JOSE, CA: C.P Snow, a famous English physical chemist and novelist, once said, “Technology is a doubled-edge sword. It brings you great gifts on one hand, and stabs you in the back with the other.” Interestingly, this notion holds true for the evolving computing space. Nearly one in four CIOs in this sector claims that technology is getting in their way and slowing them down, by generating unimaginable volumes of data. Being an industry veteran, Sean Fan, Vice President and General Manager, Interface and Connectivity Division at Integrated Device  Technology (IDT) [NASDAQ: IDTI], understands this dual nature of technology and strives to provide the right kind of expertise to help companies tackle this issues. IDT specializes in the development of low-power, high-performance mixed signal semiconductor solutions that optimize the customers’ applications in key markets. In addition to their market-leading timing products, the company offers semiconductors targeting communications infrastructure- both wires and wireless- High Performance Computing and power management.

The firm has announced the launch of its two new Radio Frequency (RF) Switches, the F2932 and F2933. Both operate at 50 to 8000MHz, are silicon-based, low distortion 50 ohm single pole, double- throw (SPDT) switches. The switches also have 4x4mm 16 pin Quad Flat No- Lead Package (QFN) and are drop in pin- compatible. The switches have a perfect combination which makes it ideal for communications and public safety devices, radar and general purpose switching. At 4GHz, both the switches deliver high isolation of 66db, low distortion of  64dBm IIP3 @ 15dBm tones, 1MHz channel spacing, in insertion loss of 0.93 dB and P1dB of >35dBm. The enhanced products will facilitate better RF performance, easier integration, greater reliability at a lower cost and enable engineers to meet the demands of the present RF designs.

Old title: IDT’s Latest Broadband RF Switches Deliver Industry-Leading Isolation and Power Handling While Maintaining Low Insertion Loss.