Philips Semiconductors Launches Its First 1.8V High-speed, Low-voltage Logic Family, Ideal for Single-cell Battery Operated Portable Devices.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2001
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Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE NYSE
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n See health information, protected. ), today announced one of the world's fastest low-voltage logic families for portable consumer electronics, computing, networking and telecom applications. The Advanced Ultra-low Voltage CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes. (AUC) is a new family of logic products optimized for 1.8V operations, with an operating voltage range of 0.8V to 3.6V. This is the only logic family that can be operated by a single-cell battery at 1.5V, according to according to
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3. Insight-Onsight's logic family market analysis, making AUC an ideal choice for mobile phones, pagers, digital cameras, personal digital assistants and other portable devices.
Philips Semiconductors developed the specifications for the AUC logic family in collaboration with Texas Instruments See TI.
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A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. (TI). Philips Semiconductors and TI have alternate source agreements in place to support AUC. Philips Semiconductors will offer AUC products in single/dual/triple gates, octals and multiple-byte functions. The initial functions to be released are housed in the PicoGate (SC70-5) package. In addition, Philips Semiconductors will make available a wide array of other package options as the market demand arises.
"Portable and wireless equipment always demands lower power and higher speed," said Will Booth, an analyst at Insight Onsite -- a market research firm specializing in the logic market. "One way to reduce power is to reduce power supply voltages. The logic industry has been migrating from 5V to 3.3V to 2.5V, and is now ready to reduce to 1.8V systems. With the introduction of AUC, Philips Semiconductors has reaffirmed its position at the forefront of innovation in logic."
"Philips Semiconductors is committed to developing next-generation logic technologies, such as AUC, and supporting the continued growth of the logic market," said Bruce Potvin, director of marketing, business line Logic, Philips Semiconductors. "With our strong manufacturing, test and assembly capabilities around the world, we are dedicated to supplying products to customers under any market condition."
The AUC logic family is designed to offer a faster, ultra-low-noise logic solution for applications with low-voltage requirements. Developed with the smaller geometry technology used for Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (hardware) Application-Specific Integrated Circuit - (ASIC) An integrated circuit designed to perform a particular function by defining the interconnection of a set of basic circuit building blocks drawn from a library provided by the circuit manufacturer. (ASICs), high-speed digital signal processors A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time computing. Characteristics of typical Digital Signal Processors
All AUC products will include a power-off feature, Ioff, which disables output from the device to support live or hot insertion See hot swap. of boards into system backplanes. This is a critical feature for telecom, networking and computing applications that must remain running while boards are inserted or removed.
In 2002, both Philips Semiconductors and TI intend to introduce 16-bit and 32-bit-wide devices to support telecom, networking and computing applications that require high-speed data throughput and enhanced signal integrity.
"For many years, Philips Semiconductors and TI have jointly developed consistent product specifications, roadmaps and strategies that address the needs of our customers," said David Hoover, worldwide product marketing manager for TI's standard linear and logic products. "This collaboration has been highly successful in creating new and advanced logic products and providing customers with reliable alternate sources for their logic needs."
Pricing and Availability
AUC samples in the PicoGate package are available now. Volume production will start in the first quarter of 2002. In volume quantities of 1,000 pieces or more, the estimated price will be $0.18. Data sheets and additional information can be found at www.philipslogic.com.
About Philips Semiconductors
Philips Semiconductors, with revenues of $6.3 billion in 2000, is a world leader in silicon systems and standard products for wireless communications wireless communications
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