ON Semiconductor Introduces a Low Data Rate Wireless Reference Design Featuring a Single-Chip Transceiver Certified for the European Market

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ETSI-compliant design offers hardware and software to simplify implementation of low data rate wireless in industrial and security applications

PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 21, 2008 - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a global leader of efficient power solutions, has announced a European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) compliant reference design to help engineers speed and simplify implementation of low-to-moderate data rate wireless communications in industrial and security applications for the European market.

ON Semiconductor’s new reference design passes all test cases for conducted and radiated measurements according to EN 300 220-2 and features hardware based around the company’s AMIS-53050 single-chip wireless transceiver operating at 868MHz. Using the reference board, engineers can configure the AMIS-53050 for operation in a variety of low power end applications and test modes, and can choose between Frequency Shift Key (FSK) and On/Off Key (OOK) modulation. Potential applications for the reference design include building security, access control, building automation, utility metering and fire detection.

In addition to the reference design, an accompanying CD-ROM provides the necessary configuration software and documentation to facilitate rapid evaluation and prototyping, including a Reference Design Package which consists of PCB build files and a bill of material.

Designed to operate at frequencies between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 960 MHz, the AMIS-53050 IC can deliver data rates up to 128 kilobits per second (kbps). The device can be easily interfaced to a baseband processor via integrated I2C or SPI bus interfaces. As with other members of the ON Semiconductor wireless transceiver family, the IC incorporates a number of proprietary features to reduce power consumption and to extend the useful operating life of battery-powered products. These include the patented Quick Start oscillator with extremely fast (50 microsecond (µs)) turn-on time, and Sniff Mode™ operation. Together, these features allow for very fast wake-up of the receiver from a low-power stand-by mode.

The AMIS-53050 has an integrated 8-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) which minimizes the need for external components in wireless sensing applications. In addition, packetization and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) techniques ensure robust transmissions, while data shaping narrows the occupied bandwidth to maximize efficiency.

These features combine to give the AMIS-53050 a unique capability to function as a low power, remote sensor status transmitter. The device can periodically burst a transmission of two channels of sensor data, battery voltage, and temperature, along with a status alarm, all without the need for a microprocessor further reducing time-to-market and saving on development costs.

Commenting on the launch of the ETSI-compliant reference design, Paul Pulley, product manager for industrial wireless ASSPs at ON Semiconductor, said: “A growing number of engineers are looking to implement low data rate wireless functionality into their industrial and security applications. By basing their developments on an ETSI-compliant reference design, these engineers can significantly reduce both their bill of materials and their time-to-market, while benefiting from all of the functionality and low power capabilities of the proven AMIS-53050 single-chip transceiver. Our specialist design-in distributor CompoTEK and design consultancy RF Consult are available for system-level resources needed to optimize and speed wireless deployment of the AMIS-53050.”

Pricing and Availability
The AMIS-53050 reference design is available now without charge on the ON Semiconductor website (https://www.amis.com/products/wireless/amis_53050.html), and is also included on the AMIS-53050 evaluation kit (EVK-53050) CD-ROM. The cost of the EVK-53050 is 450€.

About CompoTEK
CompoTEK GmbH is the fastest growing rep and distributor of communication components in Germany and a leader in providing RF and Microwave solutions. CompoTEK has become the trusted source to a majority of clients in Germany and Austria with its innovative, intelligent and cost-effective products and solutions. CompoTEK was founded in 1994. The Company’s tradition of innovation continues today with CompoTEK finding and promoting leading products and key technologies in the area of RF/Microwave communications. The objective of CompoTEK is to be in the forefront of the Communication revolution through providing innovative/cost-effective solutions to our customer's business.

About RF Consult
RF Consult was founded in 1999. Since then, the company established a firm position in the field of short-range wireless data transmission for industrial and medical applications, home automation and communication. RF Consult offers the complete service: from finding the proper system approach through schematics, PCB and antenna design to testing under field conditions and conformance testing. In order to develop the market and to foster the use of wireless technology, RF Consult offers training courses for beginners and advanced engineers in the field of wireless communication. Particular attention is paid on the tuition of immediately applicable knowledge and the support of the customer’s design projects.

About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong product portfolio, ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ONNN) is a preferred supplier of efficient power solutions to customers in the power supply, automotive, communication, computer, consumer, medical, industrial, mobile phone, and military/aerospace markets. The company’s broad portfolio includes power, analog, DSP, mixed-signal, advance logic, clock management and standard component devices. Global corporate headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company operates a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit https://www.onsemi.com.

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