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Software stack is among the first slated for Thread certification

Coinciding with Thread Group’s introduction of its product certification programme, Freescale Semiconductor announces the availability of a Thread pre-certified software stack optimised for Freescale products. The stack is currently moving through Thread’s certification programme, and will be among the first to receive official Thread certification later this month.
17th November 2015

Thread & Bluetooth Smart from a single wireless MCU

Thread & Bluetooth Smart from a single wireless MCU
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the Kinetis KW41Z – the industry’s first multi-mode radio MCU to support concurrent operation of IEEE 802.15.4 Thread and Bluetooth Smart/BLE connectivity while hosting associated applications. The Kinetis KW41Z MCU is a unique platform providing a comprehensive solution for applications and connectivity in a single package.
20th October 2015

Freescale drives the first 10Gb/s WiFi enabled home gateway solution

Freescale Semiconductor is driving next-gen, multi-gigabit broadband access toward mainstream adoption with the industry’s first 10Gb/s Internet plus 10Gb/s WiFi enabled home gateway solution.
11th September 2015

IoT development expands the ARM mbed OS ecosystem

Freescale Semiconductor has announced that its advanced FNET software will serve as the TCP/IP stack in version 3 of the ARM mbed OS, playing a key role in the platform’s connectivity capabilities.
11th September 2015

Achieve control & reliability for 2.45GHz RF systems

Achieve control & reliability for 2.45GHz RF systems
Engineered to replace magnetrons and other vacuum tube-era technologies, an RF power transistor has been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. The MRF7S24250N delivers exceptional precision, control and reliability for manufacturers of products targeting industrial applications such as heating/drying, material welding and plasma lighting systems; as well as medical applications used for skin treatment, bloodless surgery and cancer treatment.
8th September 2015

RF power amplifiers target industrial radios

Two RF power amplifiers that can be operated at 3.6 or 7.5V and are targeted for applications where power for radio range and efficiency for battery life are key design requirements have been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. 
20th July 2015

Pre-certified Thread stack provides one stop shopping for smart home connectivity

Freescale Semiconductor is announcing a pre-certified Thread networking stack, compliant to the R1.0 specification recently released to Thread Group members, which will usher in a new level of compelling solutions for the connected home. Freescale’s pre-certified Thread stack carries IP from the cloud to end devices, providing a simpler and more efficient way of connecting devices in the home.
16th July 2015

Single chip module provides IoT-ready compactness

Single chip module provides IoT-ready compactness
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the world’s smallest Single Chip Module (SCM) for the IoT. As the IoT requires more processing horsepower to be packed into ever smaller spaces, Freescale’s SCM line of products can integrate hundreds of components including processors, memory, power management and RF parts, which would otherwise be deployed on a 6" board, into a tiny 17x14x1.7mm package.
24th June 2015

Solid state RF cooker enables quick, easy chef-quality meals

Solid state RF cooker enables quick, easy chef-quality meals
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its vision for a radically innovative appliance concept that leverages solid state RF technology to revolutionise cooking. Developed in partnership with global product strategy and design firm frog, Freescale says its proof of concept will help enable fresh, chef-quality meals available at home with virtually no effort or prep time.
23rd June 2015

MCUs feature support for BLE & IEEE 802.15.4 applications

MCUs feature support for BLE & IEEE 802.15.4 applications
A wireless MCU family with support for Bluetooth Smart/BLE and IEEE 802.15.4 applications has been released by Freescale Semiconductor. The KW40Z MCUs integrate a 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio that provides the ability to access one BLE network and one 802.15.4 network from a single device while achieving strong RF performance and low current consumption. 
22nd June 2015

Industry's first DFE SoC for cellular base station radios

The industry’s first fully software-programmable DFE (Digital Front End) SoC for cellular base station radios has been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. The AFD4400 virtually eliminates hardware logic design, allowing integrators to concentrate on software development and product integration.
20th May 2015

Transceiver adds connectivity to Kinetis 32-bit MCUs

Extending wireless capabilities to many of its popular Kinetis MCUs, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver for home automation and industrial control applications. Featuring support for multiple wireless mesh networks, the MCR20AVHM can be paired with Kinetis MCUs based on ARM Cortex-M0+ and Cortex-M4 technology to implement low-power wireless protocols and applications including Thread, ZigBee and multiple proprietary solutions.
15th April 2015

Baseband SoC enables LTE-Advanced macro base stations

ZTE has selected Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge B4860 baseband SoC for its next-gen LTE-Advanced macro base stations. The SoC enables top wireless OEMs and mobile operators to address the demand for increased user bandwidth at lower cost as the industry moves to 4G mobile broadband systems.
2nd March 2015

Partnership aims for 5G-ready universal wired/wireless device

Freescale and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent's industrial research arm, have announced the expansion of a long-term partnership in both commercial and research endeavours. As part of the expansion, the companies are collaborating on a range of initiatives intended to drive further innovation for the world’s increasingly virtualised networks.
19th February 2015

Development programme supports thread mesh networking protocol

As a founding member of Thread Group, Freescale has launched its Thread beta development programme, making its Thread software and evaluation platform available to select developers. Encouraging adoption of the Thread IP-based mesh networking protocol, Freescale aims to create a better way to connect devices in the home.
14th January 2015

Silicon intelligence enables IoT's versatility

Silicon intelligence enables IoT's versatility
“The Internet of Tomorrow is here today.” What does this mean? It means replacing the old ways with technology, not just at work, but in your car, your home, and in your community. It can mean having a toaster that turns bread your favorite shade of brown, a car dashboard that brims with computer apps, home appliances that you turn on and off from afar, or a watch that tells you how many yards you hit that golf ball.
14th January 2015

Solid-state RF power transistors modernise microwave ovens

Solid-state RF power transistors modernise microwave ovens
The 250W MHT1003N and 350W MHT1002N RF power transistors, designed for consumer and commercial microwave oven appliance OEMs, have been released by Freescale Semiconductor. While the MHT1003N provides 58% power added efficiency for 2.45GHz microwave oven applications, the MHT1002N provides 63% for 915MHz microwave applications.
7th October 2014

System simplifies the development of RF power applications

An integrated RF power application development system, designed to simplify the development of RF power applications, has been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. The RF Power Tool system integrates multiple RF bench tool capabilities into a single box, reducing the need for a full bench of RF evaluation equipment.
27th August 2014

'Industry's first' plastic-housed amplifiers with VSWR >65:1

The MRFE6VP5150 and MRFE6VP5300, plastic packaged power amplifiers designed for harsh environments, has been introduced by Freescale Semiconductor. These amplifiers are claimed to be the industry’s first devices to be housed in over molded plastic packaging with a VSWR rating of more than 65:1.
18th August 2014

RF power solutions target advanced wireless infrastructure

Freescale Semiconductor has announced 2nd gen Airfast RF power solutions. The company has claimed that this generation of devices deliver a new level of performance for advanced wireless infrastructure equipment, including GSM/UMTS, CDMA/W-CDMA, LTE, and TD-LTE applications.
14th August 2014

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