The PE42553 is an absorptive SPDT RF switch based on Peregrine's UltraCMOS technology that operates from 9 kHz to 8 GHz. This general purpose switch maintains excellent linearity, high RF performance and fast settling time making this device ideal for test and measurement (T&M), automated test equipment (ATE) and other high performance wireless applications. it can handle up to 36 dBm continuous wave (CW) and 38 dBm pulsed power in 50 ohms at 8 GHz. No blocking capacitors are required if DC voltage is not present on the RF ports. The switch is available in a 16-lead 3 x 3 mm QFN package.