Overview

Description

The F2914 is a high reliability, low insertion loss, 50 Ω SP4T absorptive RF switch designed for a multitude of wireless and other RF applications.  This device covers a broad frequency range from 50 MHz to 8000 MHz.  In addition to providing low insertion loss, the F2914 also delivers excellent linearity and isolation performance while providing a 50 Ω termination to the unused RF ports.  The F2914 also includes a patent pending constant impedance (Kz) feature. Kz improves hot switching ruggedness, minimizes LO pulling in VCOs, and reduces phase and amplitude variations in distribution networks. It is also ideal for dynamic switching/selection between two or more amplifiers while avoiding damage to upstream/downstream sensitive devices such as PAs and ADCs.

The F2914 uses a single positive supply voltage supporting three logic control pins using either 3.3 V or 1.8 V control logic. Connecting a negative voltage to pin 20 disables the internal negative voltage generator and becomes the negative supply.

Features

  • Four symmetric broad band, absorptive RF ports
  • Constant Impedance, Kz, feature
  • High performance RF
    • Isolation of 54 dB @ 2700 MHz
    • Insertion Loss of 1.15 dB @ 2700 MHz
  • High continuous RF CW Power Handling
    • Selected RF path: 33dBm
    • Terminated RF path: 27dBm
  • High linearity:
    • IIP2 of 114 dBm
    • IIP3 of 59.5 dBm
  • Single 2.7 V to 5.50 V supply voltage
  • External Negative Supply Option
  • 3.3 V and 1.8 V compatible control logic
  • Operating temperature -40 °C to +105 °C
  • 4 mm x 4 mm 24 pin QFN package

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Guide
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Product Brief
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IDT RF Product Benefits Overview

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Glitch-free technology essentially eliminates the transient overshoot that can occur during mSv attenuation state transitions of standard digital step attenuators. Flat-noise technology maintains near constant noise performance [inaudible 00:00:48] reduced in our variable gain amplifiers, thus optimizing system level signal-to-noise performance. Zero-distortion technology practically eliminates intermodulation distortion in our RF mixers and amplifiers, enhancing the system's quality of service. Kz refers to constant impedance technology, which has implemented a new line of RF switches that allows 'hot switching' in TDD systems.

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