Freescale Expands RF Mobile Radio Portfolio with New Device for Handheld Applications

  Freescale Expands RF Mobile Radio Portfolio with New Device for Handheld
  Applications

Advanced 6W product based on Airfast RF technology delivers exceptional
performance and output power; establishes Freescale as only supplier to
support power levels spanning from 5W to 75W

International Wireless Symposium

Business Wire

XI’AN, China -- March 23, 2014

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power
technology, today introduced a new 6W device for handheld mobile radio
applications called the AFT05MS006N. With this latest addition to its flagship
Airfast RF power solutions  portfolio, Freescale is the only supplier capable
of supporting all power levels of relevance to the mobile radio space, from 5W
handheld units to 75W digital mobile radios and base stations.

Though targeted for handheld mobile radio applications, the exceptional
flexibility and wide power range of the 6W AFT05MS006N make it broadly
applicable as a driver in higher powered mobile radio solutions, as well. The
6W AFT05MS006N integrates circuitry to increase stability, thereby simplifying
design and supporting a wide range of operating conditions. In addition, the
new device is extremely rugged, enabling optimal performance even in harsh
operating conditions such as public safety, professional mobile radio and
machine-to-machine communications environments.

“Freescale’s new 6W device provides the high performance, small size, and
improved output power designers need to meet increasingly stringent
requirements for next-generation mobile radio products,” said Ritu Favre,
senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s RF Division. “With a
product family that spans the handheld, mobile and base station segments of
the land mobile market, the breadth of the Airfast RF power solutions
portfolio enables the reuse of designs across a range of mobile radio
offerings, speeding time to market and increasing both efficiency and
productivity.”

The newest addition to the Airfast RF power solution portfolio is designed to
survive > 65:1 VSWR, even with simultaneous overvoltage and overdrive
stressing the amplifier and its RF power transistors. Additionally, the
efficiency of the Airfast devices is on average 65 percent, an improvement
when compared to module-based solutions, which typically range from 25 to 40
percent in efficiency.

Freescale also recently released to production the previously announced
AFT09MS015N, which is an ideal solution for the new class of 10W mobile radio
designs. The device features the high gain, extreme ruggedness and wide
bandwidth capability typical of the Airfast portfolio for mobile radio
applications. For more information go to freescale.com/RFpower.

Product specifications for AFT05MS006N

The new Airfast RF power LDMOS device is housed in the PLD-1.5W package. Other
features include:

  *Survives > 65:1 VSWR with simultaneous overvoltage and overdrive
  *High power gain of greater than 16 dB for fewer stages and improved
    stability
  *High efficiency of greater than 60 percent simplifies cooling and enables
    smaller radio form factors
  *Reference circuits available for VHF, UHF and 800 MHz bands

Availability

The AFT05MS006N and AFT09MS015N are available in production quantities now.
Reference designs and  other support tools are available to design engineers.
For more information, visit www.freescale.com/RFpower, 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 world.www.freescale.com

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

Contact:

Freescale Semiconductor
Americas
Jack Taylor,512-996-5161
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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