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Richardson RFPD Launches New Microsite for FreescaleTM Semiconductor's Rugged 50V LDMOS Transistors

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>Site Offers Extensive Support Materials for This Breakthrough Technology</b> </p>

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Richardson RFPD Launches New Microsite for FreescaleTM Semiconductor's Rugged 50V LDMOS Transistors10:21 EDT Thursday, March 17, 2011 LAFOX, Ill. (Business Wire) -- Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announced the launch of a new “microsite” to help design engineers incorporate Freescale's rugged 50V LDMOS technology into either new or existing designs. The microsite contains a broad array of technical support material, such as white papers, reference designs, and links to ADS/AWR models. Please visit the new microsite at www.rell.com/ruggedldmos. All three of Freescale's new high-power RF transistor products (300W, 600W, and 1.25kW) provide high-gain, high-efficiency, extreme ruggedness (VSWR 65:1), very low thermal resistance, and have been optimized for virtually any high-power ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) or Broadcast application, including both CW and pulse operation. Chris Marshall, vice president, RF & Wireless, for Richardson RFPD, said, “These power transistors represent a true leap forward in technology given the ability to handle a 65:1 VSWR mismatch with no damage. The new parts are currently being designed-in around the globe for MRI RF Amplifiers, CO2 Laser Exciters, RF Plasma Generators, Avionics Systems, and HF/VHF Broadcast Transmitters.” Richardson RFPD carries the new MRFE6VP6300 (300W), the MRFE6VP5600 (600W), and the MRFE6VP61K25 (1.25kW) parts in both “bolt-down” and “solder-down” package options. Richardson RFPD will also be releasing pallet amplifier products based on this enhanced technology. These will cover various applications operating at frequencies between 2 MHz and 600 MHz. To find out more information, or to purchase these products on the new Richardson RFPD website, please visit www.rell.com/ruggedldmos. About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics Company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry's top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it's designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD's worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers' go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com. FreescaleTM is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Richardson RFPD, Inc.Chris Marshall, (630) 208-2700Vice President, RF & Wirelesscmarshall@richardsonrfpd.com