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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 8051 MCU 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 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) integral non-linearity (INL), 89 dB SINAD and consume only 20 mW per ADC. On-chip peripherals include two UARTs, SMBus(TM) and SPI(TM) bus serial ports as well as a two percent accuracy precision internal oscillator that eliminates the need for an external crystal or resonator.

"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 with 59 digital I/O or 64-pin TQFP with 24 digital I/O. Please visit our website to order online:

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

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

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