Simply Designed. Simply Green. Only UltraCMOS®.
Are you an RF designer seeking to reduce dependence on Gallium-Arsenide-based devices and engineer with the green IC alternative? UltraCMOS® Silicon-on-Sapphire RFICs deliver high RF performance, excellent linearity, and lower power consumption. We’ve manufactured more than a billion — have we shipped one to you?
For years, IC and process designers have been interested in UltraCMOS® Silicon-on-Sapphire technology as high-performance alternative to high-voltage RF processes such as SiGe and GaAs. Today, engineers around the world benefit from not only the performance advantages, but also the fundamental properties of UltraCMOS which make it an environmentally friendly option.
Leave a Smaller Footprint… and Less eWaste
Adding to the potential environmental advantages, UltraCMOS technology enables high levels of monolithic integration, resulting in smaller die and fewer external components in the design.
Low Power Consumption
Low parasitic advantages of standard silicon-on-insulator (SOI) are strengthened with the UltraCMOS process, which delivers minimum parasitic capacitance and industry leading dispersion. When compared to the high-voltage RF processes, UltraCMOS devices consume less power.
Going Green Starts on the Inside
The UltraCMOS® process, a high-performance variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process, is not based on arsenic (as are all GaAs-based devices) but instead incorporates a sapphire substrate, which intrinsically offers both environmental as well as RF benefits. See Peregrine’s Green Package Information and Certificate of Conformance to learn more. Choose from a variety of RoHS Compliant commercial packaging options to design-in the device that suits your application.
Go Green…Not Toxic
As semiconductor processing materials and eWaste are scrutinized by governments and industries around the globe, growing concern over the toxicity and carcinogenic nature of GaAs, along with its associated arsenic slurries, continues to drive market leaders toward more eco friendly technology solutions.
- Learn more about The History of Silicon-on-Sapphire
- Learn how SOI offers a major advance in the power efficiency of electronics
- Learn about the U.S. EPA initiative on eWaste and eCycling