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Round Rock, Texas and San Diego - May 17, 2016 - X-Microwave, LLC, the innovative leader in modular system design, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announce their collaboration and the addition of Peregrine's RF products to X-Microwave's online simulation tool and hardware prototyping system. X-Microwave's building-block system simplifies the modular design process and enables RF engineers to easily simulate and prototype RF and microwave circuits. To kick off this relationship, 16 Peregrine products are being added to the X-Microwave system as drop-in X-MWblock™ components.
At the heart of X-Microwave's system is an X-MWblock portfolio of hundreds of physically compatible, drop-in or drop-on components. These components are highly characterized and modeled with X-Parameters and S-Parameters at the system block level. To create a modular design, X-Microwave provides a free, non-linear online simulation tool that leverages Keysight's Genesys Spectrasys engine. After simulation, X-MWblock drop-in components are used to prototype systems through X-Microwave's innovative prototype station for testing, aligning and configuring integrated microwave assemblies up to 50 GHz. Finally, the same X-MWblock components can be moved from the prototype station directly to machined housings for production hardware, eliminating the need for custom layouts.
"From a concept to final production hardware, X-Microwave streamlines the complete design process," says John Richardson, president and CEO at X-Microwave. "Peregrine's impressive RF product portfolio is an important addition to the X-Microwave building-block system. Peregrine is recognized as a leading RF manufacturer, and our users will benefit from the ability to drop in Peregrine's products into their X-Microwave-based modular designs."
The Peregrine products now available in the X-Microwave system include RF switches, digital step attenuators, tuning control switches, power limiters and monolithic phase and amplitude controllers. These products have a prominent link on their Peregrine webpage that directs users to the product's X-MWblock webpage.
"X-Microwave offers a solution for RF engineers who need a sophisticated evaluation platform for system design simulations and quick prototyping," says Kinana Hussain, director of marketing at Peregrine Semiconductor. "X-Microwave's innovative system provides another avenue for our customers to evaluate our industry-leading RF products, especially in higher frequencies."
X-Microwave, LLC, is the founder of the innovative modular building block system called X-MWsystem. X-Microwave's modular drop-in components and online tools address every phase of the RF and microwave development process from concept to prototype to production hardware. To "Get on the Grid" and realize the full potential of X-Microwave's modular system, visit http://www.xmicrowave.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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Posted May 18, 2016