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Lansdale Wheels Out Wireless Subsystem

Oct. 3, 2012
Lansdale Semiconductor now owns single-source rights to the model MC13150 wireless subsystem for use in cellular and other analog wireless applications. The integrated circuit (IC), which was originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor, is a single-conversion frequency-modulated (FM) receiver with split intermediate frequency (IF).

Lansdale Semiconductor now owns single-source rights to the model MC13150 wireless subsystem for use in cellular and other analog wireless applications. The integrated circuit (IC), which was originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor, is a single-conversion frequency-modulated (FM) receiver with split intermediate frequency (IF). It is suitable for use as a single-conversion receiver or as the back end in narrowband FM systems, such as 900-MHz cordless telephones and narrowband data links.

The IC, which is designed for battery-powered and portable applications, contains a frequency mixer, Colpitts oscillator, received-signal-strength-indication (RSSI) buffer, IF amplifier, limiter, and coiless quadrature detector. Lansdale has single-source rights to globally market and manufacture the IC. Lansdale manufactures the device using Freescale’s original parameters and with the MOSAIC 1.5 RF bipolar process from Motorola.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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