Semtech Debuts Industry's First Integrated RF, Acquisition and Processing Platform

CAMARILLO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 3, 2008— Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the SX1282, the first device in a new product platform of high-performance ISM-band system-on-chips (SoC) that integrates RF, acquisition and processing capabilities.

The part was developed in collaboration with the Hager Group SAS France, a Semtech customer and one of the worlds leading manufacturers of energy and building control systems.

The SX128x platform combines dual UHF-band ISM transceivers, a CoolRISC® MCU, and a variable 10 to 16-bit ZoomingADC (analog-to-digital converter), to deliver a single-chip solution that can operate from a single 1-volt battery cell. This high level of integration reduces BoM costs and saves board space by replacing up to three other devices. The SX128x platform enables a new breed of multi-function wireless control and automation systems. The devices are ideally suited for low-voltage applications such as active-RFID, home automation and energy harvesting.

The SX1282 offers up to 300% longer battery life than competitive solutions, and has the ability to communicate on both the 400 MHz and 800 MHz ISM bands simultaneously. The device can deliver up to 6 MIPS of processing power, while drawing less than 1.3 mA of supply current.

The SX128x product family is the latest addition to Semtechs SX1200 line of ultra-low power wireless transceivers. The SX1282, first product of the family, was co-developed with the Hager Group SAS, a leading European manufacturer of home automation products, which has designed the device into a new line of all-in-one automation systems.

This revolutionary technology opens a brave new world of applications because it has the intelligence and features to direct multiple home systems from a single control point something that would have taken up to four chips previously, stated Luc Palmier, General Manager, Hager Security. There is nothing else like it on the market.

The low-voltage technology and functional integration of the SX1282 is quite an advance over previous solutions, and delivers quantum improvements to target application end-systems, such as home automation and advanced wireless consumer products, said Ronen Joury, ISM Group Manager at Semtech. This part is also a demonstration of Semtechs industry-leading technology development capabilities, as few other companies have the technology required to build this type of device.

Key Features of the SX1282 product family

  • 1-32 kB of low-power RAM
  • Analog sensor front-end interface
  • Ultra-low supply voltage range: 0.8V to 1.7V
  • 8-bit CoolRISC processor core w/DSP H/W acceleration; provides 6.4 MIPS at 1.3 mA
  • Dual-ISM transceiver operation, in UHF band
  • QFN package offering - 5x5mm 32-pin to 7x7mm 60-pin lead-free

Availability

The SX1282 (part number: SX1282I075TRT) is available today for pre-qualified customers. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available by contacting: Email Contact.

About Hager

Hager Security is a leading supplier of low power consumption, high quality products. The company is dedicated to providing customers with proprietary wireless intrusion alarms. Hager Security is one of the Business Areas (BA) of the Hager Group, a family-owned company specialized in electronic products. For more information, contact Hager Security at Rue Du Pre de lOrme 38926 Crolles Cedex France; Phone +33 (0) 4 76 45 32 76.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com.

Semtech, the Semtech logo, and CoolRISC are marks of Semtech Corporation.



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