News | February 27, 2013

Richardson RFPD Launches New Silicon-On-Insulator Website Resource

Features technology leader Peregrine's UltraCMOS products

Richardson RFPD, Inc. recently announced the launch of a new website resource focused exclusively on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI).

SOI wafer processes use a silicon/insulator/silicon substrate instead of an ordinary silicon substrate. This creates a number of advantages, including better isolation, higher linearity, and lower insertion loss—with the overall result being improved RF performance.

Richardson RFPD supplier Peregrine Semiconductor (Peregrine) is the RF leader in SOI. Their UltraCMOS process is proven and reliable, with over one billion ICs shipped to date for cellular infrastructure, CATV, and aerospace and defense applications. The new Richardson RFPD SOI microsite features a range of Peregrine products, operating from DC to 13.5 GHz, and including digitally tunable capacitors, switches, digital step attenuators, prescalers, mixers, and phase lock loops (PLLs).

In addition to products, the new SOI resource offers links to an extensive list of technical resources, from applications notes to presentations, selector guides, and technical articles.

To learn more, click here, or from any page on the website, select SOI - Silicon-On-Insulator from the Technologies menu.

About Richardson RFPD, Inc.
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. For more information, visit

Source: Richardson RFPD, Inc.