Freescale Expands Focus and Product Portfolio for RF Land Mobile Market

  Freescale Expands Focus and Product Portfolio for RF Land Mobile Market

Airfast RF power solutions deliver exceptional performance and
industry-leading ruggedness with new LDMOS and GaN power transistor offerings

IMS2013 International Microwave Symposium

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- June 4, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power
technology, today introduced the latest additions to its flagship family of
Airfast RF power solutions: three LDMOS power transistors and one gallium
nitride (GaN) transistor, all designed to exceed stringent land mobile market
requirements for exceptional ruggedness.

Freescale's latest Airfast RF power offerings for land mobile applications
feature exceptional perfo ...

Freescale's latest Airfast RF power offerings for land mobile applications
feature exceptional performance and ruggedness. (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Airfast LDMOS power transistors deliver a compelling combination of
stability, gain and ruggedness. The new Airfast GaN device targets multiband
applications, where it eliminates the need for large and complex, or even
multiple radios. Together, the solutions offer an advanced array of design
choices for land mobile applications.

Freescale’s new AFT09MS007N, AFT09MP055N and AFT09MS015N LDMOS power
amplifiers are engineered to perform flawlessly in extreme operating
conditions, delivering exceptional performance, stability and gain for land
mobile radio applications. These devices are ideal for mobile VHF, UHF and
700-900 MHz transceivers used in public safety, professional mobile radio and
other harsh machine-to-machine communications environments.

The three new Airfast RF LDMOS power products are designed to survive >65:1
VSWR, even with simultaneous over voltage and overdrive stressing the
amplifier and its RF power transistors. They integrate much of the circuitry
required to maintain stability, thereby simplifying design and supporting
stability under a wide range of operation conditions. Accompanied by a
comprehensive range of reference designs and requiring only a few inductors
and capacitors to complete the design, Freescale’s newest LDMOS Airfast RF
power products for the land mobile market deliver better efficiency and
linearity, in a similar footprint, than module-based solutions. Additionally,
Airfast RF power devices typically have 65 percent or more efficiency,
significantly more than modules and competitive discrete devices.

“Until now, engineers have faced significant challenges in developing
multi-band systems that are large, complex and expensive to design,” said Ritu
Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s RF business.
“The latest additions to our Airfast RF power portfolio enable exceptional
broadband performance to land mobile designers, all within an ultra-compact

For radio operators and public safety personnel, the ability to communicate
with multiple agencies is critical to taking rapid, organized and efficient
action during emergency situations. The broadband performance of Freescale’s
new Airfast AFG30S010 GaN device allows a single power amplifier to support
many land mobile bands, eliminating the need to design large, expensive and
complex multi-band systems for multi-agency communication. Offering high
efficiency and advanced thermal performance, the AFG30S010 GaN device provides
the functionality to deliver a reduced amplifier footprint, critical to
meeting customer demands for smaller product form factors.

Product specifications

The new Airfast LDMOS devices operate from a nominal 7.5 Vdc supply for
handheld radio applications and a 12.5 Vdc supply for mobile radio
applications, while integrating ESD protection. The Airfast GaN device
operates from a 28 Vdc supply.

AFT09MS007N, AFT09MP055N, AFT09MS015N

  *Survives > 65:1 VSWR with simultaneous over voltage and overdrive
  *Optimized system reliability for lower maintenance costs
  *High power gain needs fewer stages and improves stability
  *High efficiency for simplified cooling and smaller radios


  *10 W across entire 136-941 MHz frequency band
  *Survives > 20:1 VSWR with simultaneous over voltage and overdrive
  *Improved system reliability with lower maintenance costs
  *Elimination of complex protection circuits, which reduces overall system
  *High efficiency across a wide frequency range

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The AFT09MS007N 7 W and AFT09MP055N 55 W devices are planned for production in
Q2 2013. Sample quantities of the AFT09MS015N 15 W and AFG30S010 devices are
planned for Q4 2013. Reference designs and  other support tools are available
to design engineers. For more information, visit, or
contact Freescale Sales or a local distributor.

About Freescale

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

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