Freescale is sampling the first PSC913x family of “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative 45nm SOI-based QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. As described in ASN (February 2011) when it launched in Barcelona this winter at the Mobile World Congress, these chips simultaneously support multiple air interfaces, providing operators and OEMs “future-proof”, highly integrated heterogeneous solutions […]
In the latest ASN posting by Dr. Eric Mounier of Yole Developpement, “SOI for MEMS: A Promising Material”, he notes that SOI MEMS is growing at a CAGR (2011-2015) of 15.6%, compared to 8.1% for bulk silicon-based solutions. MEMS designers are doing amazing things on SOI – which would explain that impressive growth rate. The […]
Freescale and CEA-Leti recently celebrated 10 years of MEMS collaboration, which includes producing a million SOI-based accelerometers a year for airbag and ESC apps in the automotive market. (Image courtesy: Leti and Freescale)
45nm SOI is a big part of the big news from the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona last week. That’s because Freescale’s newly announced QorIQ Qonverge is the “base-station on a chip” in the Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio™ technology, which was the talk of the show. (See the video.) The Bell Labs guys came up with […]
Freescale has launched a new QorIQ Qonverge portfolio, integrating DSP and communications processor technologies on 45nm SOI for a true “base station-on-chip”. Infonetics projects the radio access network base station market will reach $197 billion worldwide by 2015.
Freescale‘s 45nm SOI products continue making news: • The DSP lineup grows with the new MSC8157 and MSC8158, based on Freescale’s SC3850 core running at 1.2 Ghz — which recently earned the highest BDTIsimMark2000™ fixed-point performance score of any DSP architecture tested to date by independent signal-processing firm Berkley Design Technology, Inc (BDTI). • Yet […]
Freescale, which now builds all its 45nm chips on SOI, announced seven new QorIQ communications processors in H2, including: • the P1023/1017 and P2040, spanning single- to eight-cores and frequencies from 400MHz to 2.2 GHz; • the P3041 processor in the new quad-core P3 platform for low power apps; • a new 64-bit platform with […]
New SOI-based products from Freescale: • the MSC825x family of programmable DSPs delivers the optimal blend of low cost and the industry’s highest performing core for a broad range of medical, aerospace/defense and test/measurement applications. • the QorIQ P1012/P1021 for communications equipment applications – the first processors based on its QorIQ communications platform that also […]
Freescale’s highly successful QorIQ™ line of communications processors leverages 45nm SOI for power & performance at the right price. Last year, Freescale launched a new line of communications platforms on 45nm SOI under the QorIQ™ (pronounced “Core IQ”) brand name. As the industry leader, Freescale has shipped 250 million communications processors over the years. With […]
Freescale’s new SOI-based MPC8535E is a full-featured, high-performance, low-power processor designed to support fanless operation for power-sensitive networking, industrial and media processing applications. It is a Freescale Energy Efficiency product.