Maximize Range in Mobile Handsets with CMOS-on- Sapphire RF Switches

Kelly, Dylan J.
October 2008
Portable Design;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p38
The article offers information on the development of mobile handsets with CMOS-on-Sapphire RF Switches. It states that switch manufacturers are challenged to have a technology roadmap that will allow the accommodation of new bands and functionalities for next-generation phones. It notes that the CMOS-on-sapphire RF switches meet the challenge and is already available in single-pole, nine-throw (SP9T) configuration. It adds that it offers the benefits of high linearity and ease of design in the face of shrinking footprints.


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