Freescale Releases Its First 11 RF Power Products Suitable for U.S.-Based Defense Market Applications

  Freescale Releases Its First 11 RF Power Products Suitable for U.S.-Based
  Defense Market Applications

All 11 devices are included in Freescale’s Product Longevity Program, assuring
availability for a decade or more

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- March 3, 2014

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), a global leader in radio frequency (RF)
power transistors, today announced the availability of 11 new commercial RF
power LDMOS products that can meet the requirements of U.S. defense
electronics applications. This is the first set of products released as part
of the company’s strategic defense initiatives for its RF power business,
announced in June 2013.

Freescale now offers the level of support provided in other markets to U.S.
defense systems customers, enabling them to optimize the performance of these
RF devices for radar, military communications and electronic warfare
applications. The products are included in Freescale’s Product Longevity
Program to assure their availability for a minimum of 10 or 15 years,
depending on the product. In addition, Freescale's dedicated team of RF
defense market specialists have ITAR-compliant systems and processes to enable
them to work with defense customers on projects that are subject to the ITAR
requirements.

“These new RF power products utilize Freescale’s latest LDMOS and Airfast
technologies to bring best-in-class performance to defense electronics
customers,” said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager of
Freescale’s RF business. “In addition, Freescale maintains the RF power
market’s only U.S.-based LDMOS device fabrication facility, and all assembly
and testing is performed in Freescale-owned facilities.”

Among the notable devices now available are:

  *The MMRF1305HS – a ruggedized 100 watt RF power LDMOS transistor capable
    of coverage spanning 30 MHz to 1000 MHz with only two bands. Capable of
    performing into 65:1 VSWRs, this device is suitable for high load mismatch
    applications.
  *The MMRF1306H – a highly rugged 1.25 kW RF power LDMOS transistor designed
    for use in high VSWR CW and pulse applications such as HF, VHF and
    low-band UHF radar and radio communications. Multiple applications
    circuits are available to demonstrate device performance at different
    frequencies and signal types.

A complete list and related details for the devices released today are
available at www.freescale.com/RFmilitary.

About RF Power LDMOS Products

Freescale’s LDMOS devices deliver high linearity, broad instantaneous
bandwidth and advanced plastic packaging that replaces vacuum tubes with solid
state technology. The company’s ruggedized RF power LDMOS products for
commercial applications are ideally suited to defense requirements, with the
ability to handle extreme load mismatches (VSWR) greater than 65:1 and
enhanced protection from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Freescale’s LDMOS
devices for defense electronics span frequency ranges to more than 3 GHz, with
RF power outputs up to 1.25 kW, which reduces part counts and glass tubes, and
enables the move to solid state.

Products purchased for use in defense applications are planned for inclusion
in Freescale’s Product Longevity Program, with assured supply for a minimum of
10 or 15 years, depending on the product. For terms and conditions, and to
obtain a list of available products, please see:
www.Freescale.com/productlongevity.

For more information about Freescale’s defense-capable products, please visit
www.freescale.com/RFmilitary.

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
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world.www.freescale.com

Freescale, the Freescale logo and Airfast are trademarks of Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service
names are the property of their respective owners. © 2014 Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc.

Contact:

Freescale Semiconductor
Americas
Jack Taylor, 512-560-7143
jack.taylor@freescale.com
or
Asia Pacific
Gloria Shiu, (85-22) 666-8237
gloria.shiu@freescale.com
or
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Laurent Massicot, (33-16) 935-7712
Laurent.massicot@freescale.com
or
India
Anjali Srivastava, (91-120) 395-0000
anjali.srivastava@freescale.com
or
Japan
Kiyomi Masuda, (81-3) 5437-9128
kiyomi.masuda@freescale.com
 
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