Avago Expands Family of High-Performance IrDA Components

BARCELONA, Spain /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Avago Technologies announced it has added three new highly integrated, high-speed infrared components to its product line. The company is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, in industrial and commercial applications. A next-generation, large-scale integration FIR (fast infrared)/VFIR (very fast infrared) controller in a TFBGA package, the ASDL-7021 complements Avago's broad portfolio of infrared IrDA transceivers and IrSimple protocol software to provide design engineers with a comprehensive solution for high-speed wireless connectivity. Avago's ASDL-7021 supports high-speed infrared (IrDA) transfer speeds, including SIR (115.2 Kbps), MIR (1.152 Mbps), FIR (4 Mbps), and VFIR (16 Mbps).

As a single-chip solution that integrates all necessary hardware to implement IrDA, the ASDL-7021 also includes an on-chip buffer memory and direct memory access (DMA) that enables it to access peripheral IO and memory from its system bus. Encoding and decoding IR signals, the ASDL-7021 serves as an interface to a host microcontroller using an 8-bit memory mapped interface. The ASDL-7021 measures 1.2 mm by 4 mm by 4 mm and is available in a 48-pin, TFBGA package.

Avago also announced two miniaturized infrared transceivers, the ASDL-3212 and ASDL-3023. Supporting speeds of up to 4 Mbps, the ultra-slim ASDL-3023 is a high-performance FIR transceiver capable of transmitting remote control signals over 8 m and has an exclusive power-saving feature that allows design engineers to achieve superior power consumption with no compromise in performance. The ASDL-3212 is a small-form-factor MIR transceiver, transferring data at 1.152 Mbps, which offers smart IOVCC input for a flexible, low-voltage-range logic interface and extended link distance capability. It is developed in a 1.64 mm by 2.73 mm by 7 mm, ChipLED, lead-free surface mount package.

The market for infrared technologies continues to grow, as more handheld devices, such as mobile handsets, PDAs, and industrial handheld terminals, require a variety of wireless connectivity options. Higher-speed IrDA transceivers and IrSimple protocols provide mobile devices with the fastest data transfer time, lower power consumption, and higher security features at a much lower design cost.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the ASDL-7021 begins at $2.50 in moderate volumes. The ASDL 3212 is priced at $1.00, and the ASDL-3023 is priced at $1.50 in moderate volumes. All three products are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

Avago's Infrared and Sensor Products
Avago Technologies offers the industry's broadest portfolio of IrDA transceivers, Interface ICs and discrete emitters and detectors. It is the only company to provide state-of-the-art transceivers and sensor solutions with fully integrated and complete IrDA hardware and software solutions, which help ensure customers achieve maximum application performance and realize the benefits of faster time to market and a reduction in system cost.

With its advanced infrared and sensing technology, the company continues to lead the industry to provide faster connectivity and integrated remote control while decreasing the overall system power. Catering to both current and emerging applications, Avago's diverse range of infrared solution and precision sensors (proximity and ambient light sensors) are able to significantly improve the user interface in office, industrial, home, financial, and entertainment-based systems.

Reputed to provide the best on-time delivery in the industry, Avago Technologies is the world's largest supplier of infrared transceivers, shipping more than 500 million units since releasing its first IrDA-compliant transceiver in 1994.

More information is available on the company Web site's infrared pages or optical sensor pages.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for advanced communications, in industrial and commercial applications. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal, and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products, along with strong customer service and the industry's best on-time delivery. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the company's Web site.

Avago, Avago Technologies, and the A logo are trademarks of Avago Technologies Limited in the U.S. and other countries.

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