SOURCE: Teridian Semiconductor

Teridian Semiconductor

November 03, 2009 10:00 ET

Panasonic Selects Teridian Semiconductor Modem Analog Front End Device for Multi-Function Printer and Facsimile Product Line

Single Chip Solution Offers Robust Performance and Reduced Bill of Materials for Embedded Soft Modem and Voice Applications

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - Teridian Semiconductor today announced that Panasonic Communications Co., LTD (NYSE: PC) has selected the 73M1903, a modem analog front end (AFE) device, for their 2009/2010 family of multi-function printers and facsimile products. The 73M1903 is designed for embedded soft modem and voice applications including multi-function printers (MFP), facsimile terminals, satellite set-top-boxes, POS terminals, and IP phones.

A single chip solution, the 73M1903 offers many features designed to reduce the external component count while delivering robust performance with a low cost transformer DAA. In addition, the 73M1903 is optimized for the region of operation without the need for additional component costs, a unique differentiation for Teridian's solution as compared to other silicon DAA solutions.

Panasonic selected the 73M1903 device to take advantage of the outstanding bill of materials cost savings and best-in-class performance that the device offers. In addition, Teridian's 35-year track record of successfully deploying its modem DAA products was a key factor in the decision to design the 73M1903 device into their MFP and facsimile products.

"Panasonic is a world leading supplier of business and consumer printer and facsimile solutions and we are delighted that the 73M1903 has been selected for their new product line," said Jay Cormier, vice president and general manager, Energy Measurement & Communications Business Unit, Teridian Semiconductor. "Through our single chip modem front end solutions, we're committed to simplifying designs and reducing system costs while achieving the highest levels of performance. The 73M1903 is one example of this achievement."

The Teridian family of single chip modem AFE devices, including the 73M1903 and 73M1903C, is available for volume production. Data sheets and development kits for these devices are available now and include a ready-to-use evaluation boards. For additional information, contact any Teridian sales representative, authorized worldwide distributor or visit Teridian's website at

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.77 trillion yen (US$78.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at

About Teridian Semiconductor

Teridian Semiconductor designs, manufactures and provides engineering support for its system-on-chip integrated circuits used in the energy measurement, control and communication markets, networking and secure access systems.

Teridian's products are used in smart utility meters, as well as enterprise based solutions such as servers, power distribution units, and outlet monitoring devices to measure power dissipation with high accuracy, and enable communication processing of recorded energy data. Teridian has created five generations of products enabling the global trend of increasing energy efficiency through the introduction of smart energy grid networks.

Teridan integrated circuits are also widely used in global applications such as set-top-boxes, voice over IP, electronic identity and payment systems, and industrial automation equipment. The Teridian family of modems provides one of the broadest selections of semiconductor products for these markets as well as fax and MFP applications, and the company's extensive firmware libraries and reference designs significantly shorten development and certification time.

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