Freescale Technology Enables the OmniPod® Insulin Pump for Hassle-Free Diabetes Care

  Freescale Technology Enables the OmniPod® Insulin Pump for Hassle-Free
  Diabetes Care

Smaller, tubeless insulin pump includes Freescale single-chip solution that
integrates 8-bit microcontroller and RF connectivity, along with i.MX
applications processor

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- February 13, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has designed a fully integrated
microcontroller (MCU) solution that powers the second generation of Insulet’s
OmniPod, the revolutionary tubeless, wireless insulin pump. Freescale’s
integrated technology has helped make the new OmniPod one-third smaller,
one-quarter lighter and much more power-efficient to help people with diabetes
lead a more active life.

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has designed a fully integrated
microcontroller (MCU) solution t ...

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has designed a fully integrated
microcontroller (MCU) solution that powers the second generation of Insulet's
OmniPod, the revolutionary tubeless, wireless insulin pump. Freescale's
integrated technology has helped make the new OmniPod one-third smaller,
one-quarter lighter and much more power-efficient to help people with diabetes
lead a more active life. (Photo: Business Wire)

The OmniPod System – comprised of a body-worn Pod and a handheld Personal
Diabetes Manager (PDM) – relies on Freescale technology to wirelessly control
insulin delivery and management. People with diabetes attach the waterproof
Pod to a discrete and convenient location on the body, where it delivers both
basal and bolus doses of insulin for up to three days. For connectivity, the
OmniPod relies on a Freescale custom 8-bit MCU (based on the ultra-low-power
S08 architecture) with integrated RF wireless technology. The PDM measures and
displays blood glucose levels, wirelessly programs insulin delivery and even
calculates suggested doses based on a food database. This handheld device is
powered by a Freescale i.MX applications processor, in addition to the
wireless 8-bit MCU.

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“This application-specific system-on-chip for Insulet’s OmniPod is the latest
example of an innovative Freescale medical solution aimed at helping people
live healthier lives,” said Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general
manager of Freescale’s Microcontroller business. “We combined our control and
connectivity expertise for an easy-to-use, tubeless, wireless insulin pump
that is helping change the lives of people with diabetes by giving them
new-found freedom and continuous control of their insulin intake.”

By using Freescale’s integrated solution, Insulet was able to reduce the size
and power consumption of the new OmniPod, further simplifying insulin pump
therapy and shrinking the Pod by 33 percent. Additionally, the battery
requirement dropped from four to three, while allowing the Pod to maintain its
three-day useable life. Freescale also helped Insulet increase the
communication range between the PDM and the Pod from two to five feet by
changing the wireless technology to a proprietary sub-1GHz solution. The end
result of Freescale’s added integration is a smaller and even easier to use
diabetes management solution.

“The OmniPod is a revolutionary, tubeless insulin pump, and Freescale has
helped make possible the second generation, which gives people an even easier
and more discreet way to deliver insulin and manage their diabetes,” said
Kevin Schmid, Insulet’s vice president of Business and Advanced Technology
Development. “We partnered with Freescale because of their strong product
portfolio, technical support and their commitment to the medical market. Their
thorough understanding of our business has helped to forge a solid
partnership.”

Diabetes is a life-threatening condition that affects an estimated 285 million
people worldwide, according to the world diabetes foundation. That number is
expected to grow to 438 million by the year 2030. Freescale is dedicated to
helping people live healthier lives by driving innovation and providing high
quality technical solutions that enable companies like Insulet to develop
breakthrough medical products.

For more information on the Freescale solution for OmniPod and the rest of
Freescale’s medical and health care solutions, visit
www.freescale.com/healthcare.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in
Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com

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property of their respective owners. © 2013 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

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