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PENANG, MALAYSIA and SAN DIEGO – August 23, 2016 – Aemulus, a leader in automated test equipment (ATE) solutions, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announce their strategic partnership in the development of a new microwave frequency tester. Building on the success of Aemulus's Amoeba™ AMB7600 RF tester, this next-generation test solution will extend its support into microwave frequency bands and enable more complex testing.
"This Aemulus microwave tester is the latest project in a series of successful collaborations with Peregrine Semiconductor," says Sang Beng Ng, CEO of Aemulus Corporation. "Our two-year relationship has been an exciting journey as two agile industry leaders move the needle forward in microwave testing. This new tester will not only contribute to growth in test and measurement, but I foresee many opportunities flowing in from other markets with high frequency demands, such as automotive, radar and 5G wireless. With this strategic partnership, we look forward to duplicating the success of previous collaborative projects."
For this new tester, the Aemulus Amoeba AMB7600 will be upgraded with key peripheral modules to expand into microwave bands X, Ku and Ka. The AMB7600 is the world's first true multi-site, multi-instance RF tester, and it supports RF, digital and analog testing. While the AMB7600 addresses RF front-end devices, the new tester will enable more complex testing, such as the rigorous testing needs of radar products and mixers. Currently in design development, the new tester will be integrated into Peregrine's test infrastructure in fall 2016 and will have full implementation by spring 2017.
"As the market demand for high frequency products increases, Peregrine has responded with a robust high frequency product portfolio and has set new records for SOI at microwave frequencies," says Carl Tulberg, principal engineer, NPI operations at Peregrine Semiconductor. "But this innovation must be supported by a sophisticated test infrastructure and that boils down to the right test equipment. This Aemulus partnership aligns with our product roadmap and ensures we meet our microwave test equipment needs today and in the future. It also highlights Peregrine's focus and investment in high frequency product development."
Debunking the industry's perceived boundaries of RF SOI technology, Peregrine Semiconductor's high frequency portfolio includes RF switches, an image-reject mixer and monolithic phase and amplitude controllers (MPACs). It is Peregrine's UltraCMOS® technology platform that enables the company to reach these high frequencies without compromising performance or reliability.
Aemulus Corporation's core expertise is in the design, engineering and development of automated test equipment (ATE). ATE are used by semiconductor manufacturers and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) companies to test semiconductor wafer and packaged devices, before they are shipped for final assembly into various electronic devices and gadgets.
Our presence is a disruption within the industry; it is in our interest to constantly innovate designs with a wide range of functionality with remarkable speed and cost of test. With our groundbreaking designs, we contribute in widening and advancing wireless communication infrastructures; affordable gadgets for the mass users; and eventually the omnipresent Internet of Things (IoT).
More information about Aemulus Corporation is available at http://www.aemulus.com.
About Peregrine Semiconductor
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a Murata company, is the founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology—a patented, advanced form of SOI—to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market's biggest challenges, such as linearity. By delivering best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine products are the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. A Murata company since December 2014, Peregrine holds more than 240 filed and pending patents and has shipped over 3.5 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.
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