This table illustrates how Peregrine’s new UltraCMOS power limiters compare to GaAs-based PIN diode solutions:
|Attributes||UltraCMOS Power Limiter||GaAS PIN Diode Power Limiters|
|Small form factor||Yes||No|
|Requires no external components||Yes||No|
|Superior ESD rating||Yes||No|
|Adjustable limiting threshold||Yes||No|
|Power reflection mode||Yes||No|
|Protection in unpowered conditions||Yes||Yes|
|Sub-nanosecond response time||Yes||No|
|Wide bandwidth support||Yes||No|
|High power handling||Yes||Yes|
|Low insertion loss||Yes||Yes|
- RF ports in test-and-measurement equipment
- RF front ends and low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) in LMRs
- RF receivers in wireless-infrastructure equipment
- Tactical radio receivers from intentional jammers in military warfare
- Transceiver (TRX) modules in radar systems
AvailabilityOn display at EDI CON Booth #512, Peregrine plans to release the first two of its UltraCMOS power limiters in May 2014:
- The PE45140 is a 20 MHz - 2GHz, 50 W power limiter designed for professional portable and mobile radios, such as tactical radios and LMRs, as well as HF, VHF, UHF, L-band radar transceivers.
- The PE45450 is a 9KHz - 6GHz, 50 W power limiter designed for test-and-measurement systems, L/S/C-band radar transceivers, counter-measure receivers and wireless receivers.
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