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Lansdale Semiconductor Introduces 77 RF/IF ICs


These key devices fill needs for new and existing wireless designs.

TEMPE, ARIZONA - Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. president, R. Dale Lillard, announced the company's acquisition of 77 Radio Frequency/Intermediate Frequency (RF/IF) Integrated Circuits (ICs) built with bipolar, CMOS, and BiCMOS technologies. Phase-locked loop functions, frequency synthesizers, prescalers, VCOs, and mixers account for 31 of the 77 parts, with the balance divided between 15 RF/IF amplifiers, receivers, transmitters, and front-end ICs; 19 telecommunications ICs; and 12 miscellaneous functions. Lillard stated, "After manufacturing mission-critical, hi-rel military and commercial semiconductors for over 41 years, Lansdale Semiconductor has now expanded its product offerings with some of the electronic component industry's most popular, and in demand, RF and wireless ICs." These devices were chosen because they are the most popular of the families being phased out of mass production by Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola SPS), due to their desire to optimize their semiconductor process and product portfolios.

These IC devices are ideal for a wide range of applications, including remote controls, communications receivers, garage door openers, wireless barcode readers, global positioning systems, instrumentation, wireless industrial controls, two-way radios, base stations, test equipment, remote meter reading, vehicle theft locators, personal beacons, irrigation controls, and even electronic dog leashes.

Each of these ICs is built using Freescale Semiconductor's tooling, specifications, and performance characteristics to meet the customers' requirements for existing or new designs. Every device is available in original product package configurations formerly produced by Freescale. By using the Lansdale device, the customer eliminates the need to go to the time or expense of designing in a replacement device, or of doing a complete redesign and qualification in existing end products.

Lansdale has been chosen to supply these in-demand products to ensure that Freescale's valued customers will continue to be supported for both existing and new wireless designs. Lansdale has a well-established image as the pioneer and a reliable manufacturer of mature semiconductor devices.

A complete selector guide and data sheets covering these 77 ICs are included in a new Wireless Technology Data Book from Lansdale. This data book also includes a cross reference from the legacy part numbers to the newer Lansdale part numbers; a list of 22 application notes by abstract number and six related and previously published articles; plus four wireless system block diagrams showing how these devices can be used in new wireless applications. This data book will be published and available in June 2005. Lansdale also has a dedicated RF/IF applications engineer with 26 years of experience supporting these same wireless ICs, who is available to help customers design these key devices into new product applications.

Availability of the 77 wireless devices varies, based on demand and existing silicon. More than 31% are available from stock; 29% have deliveries of 30 to 90 days; and 40% have a twelve-month lead time as there is no current demand or silicon in stock.

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. has given Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. exclusive rights to manufacture and market these RF/IF IC products worldwide. The financial terms of this agreement have not been disclosed by either company.

About Lansdale Semiconductor

Based in Tempe, Ariz., U.S.A., Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc., is the semiconductor aftermarket pioneer and continues to be a leading supplier of commercial, military, aerospace, and telecommunications integrated circuits. Lansdale manufactures over 2,500 critical applications, older technology ICs which were originally designed and manufactured by AMD, Fairchild, Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola SPS), Harris, Intel, National, Philips (formerly Signetics), and Raytheon. Lansdale is certified and approved by the Department of Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) as a Qualified Manufacturer (QM) under the MIL-PRF-38535 Qualified Manufacturing List (QML), as well as an ISO 9000/2000 qualified supplier to commercial, industrial, and military customers.

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