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Silicon Laboratories Introduces Industry's First 8-Bit MCU Family with High Speed 16-Bit ADC; C8051F064 Offers 16-Bit, 1Msps ADC for the Price of a Standalone ADC.



AUSTIN, Texas -- Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq:SLAB) today announced the new C8051F064 product family of precision mixed-signal microcontrollers (MCUs), which integrates a 25 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) The execution speed of a computer. For example, .5 MIPS is 500,000 instructions per second; 100 MIPS is a hundred million instructions per second.  8051 MCU (1) (MicroController Unit) A computer on a single chip. See microcontroller.

(2) (Multipoint Control Unit) A device that is used to moderate a videoconference of three or more end points (users at computers or groups of users
 with dual 16-bit, 1 Msps (mega sample per second) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The C8051F064 product family offers the industry's first MCU with a high-speed on-chip 16-bit ADC (1) See A/D converter.

(2) (Apple Display Connector) A peripheral connector from Apple that combines digital video display, USB and power in one cable.
 at a price point that is competitive with similar performing stand-alone ADCs that do not include MCU functionality.

Silicon Laboratories' new MCUs are ideal for applications that require high-speed data acquisition, high accuracy, low noise and low power consumption including applications such as imaging systems, industrial controls, medical and scientific instrumentation, wireless base stations and automatic test equipment. A $24.95 C8051F064 evaluation kit is available to customers that allows for immediate evaluation of the analog performance of on-chip ADCs and evaluation of the software development tools.

The C8051F064 product family combines high-performance analog, with a high-speed Flash-based MCU core into a single, powerful mixed-signal MCU. The C8051F064 product family includes the C8051F065, C8051F066 and C8051F067, which offer a high-speed 8051 core and a choice of 32 kB or 64 kB of Flash memory in a 64-pin or 100-pin package. The new MCUs also have low-power dual 16-bit ADCs accurate to +/- 0.75 least significant bit (LSB (Linux Standard Base) A standard interface (ABI) for Linux from the Linux Foundation (www.linux-foundation.org). Introduced in 2001 by the Free Standards Group, which later became the Linux Foundation, applications based on the LSB standard will run properly under ) integral non-linearity (INL INL Idaho National Laboratory
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), 89 dB SINAD SINAD Signal, Noise and Distortion (audio measurement)  and consume only 20 mW per ADC. On-chip peripherals include two UARTs, SMBus(TM) and SPI (1) (Stateful Packet Inspection) See stateful inspection.

(2) (Service Provider Interface) The programming interface for developing Windows drivers under WOSA.
(TM) bus serial ports as well as a two percent accuracy precision internal oscillator oscillator

Mechanical or electronic device that produces a back-and-forth periodic motion. A pendulum is a simple mechanical oscillator that swings with a constant amplitude, requiring the addition of energy at each swing only to compensate for the energy lost because of air
 that eliminates the need for an external crystal or resonator resonator /res·o·na·tor/ (rez´o-na?ter)
1. an instrument used to intensify sounds.

2. an electric circuit in which oscillations of a certain frequency are set up by oscillations of the same frequency in another
.

"With the C8051F064, Silicon Laboratories has enabled a new standard in price and performance by offering a single chip mixed-signal MCU for less than the price of a stand-alone high-speed ADC and separate MCU," said Derrell Coker, vice president of Silicon Laboratories. "Our solution provides designers of embedded applications an affordable programmable solution so they do not have to sacrifice performance for cost or board space."

As with all of Silicon Laboratories' MCU products, the C8051F064 product family features in-system debugging that eliminates the need for an emulator and includes features such as single stepping, breakpoints and modifying registers and memory. They are supported with a complete, low cost professional development kit that includes everything required to immediately begin the system design: IDE, target board, cables and power supply.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing begins at $9.98 in quantities of 5,000. The C8051F064 evaluation kit is available now for $24.95. The full development kit is available for $299 and provides features typical of in-circuit emulators. The devices are packaged in either a 100-pin TQFP See QFP.  with 59 digital I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.

I/O - Input/Output
 or 64-pin TQFP with 24 digital I/O. Please visit our website to order online: http://www.silabs.com/sales/buy/buyonline.asp

Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications. Silicon Laboratories' diverse portfolio of highly integrated, patented solutions is developed by a world-class engineering team with decades of cumulative expertise in cutting-edge mixed-signal design. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales and applications offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Silicon Laboratories please visit www.silabs.com.

Cautionary Language

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on Silicon Laboratories' current expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Silicon Laboratories believes that it is important to communicate the company's future expectations to investors. However, there may be events in the future that Silicon Laboratories is not able to accurately predict or control. For a discussion of these and other factors that could impact Silicon Laboratories' financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to Silicon Laboratories' recent filings with the SEC, particularly the Form 10-K Form 10-K

A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.


Form 10-K

See 10-K.
 filed January 26, 2004, and the 10-Q filed April 26, 2004.

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