SOURCE: RFaxis, Inc.

RFaxis, Inc.

September 08, 2011 10:00 ET

RFaxis, Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor Join Forces to Deliver High-Performance ZigBee and ISM Solutions

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - RFaxis, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and mobility markets, and a Freescale Alliance Member, today announced its collaboration with Freescale Semiconductor to deliver high-performance, cost-effective ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 and ISM solutions for smart energy, Home Area Network (HAN), industrial, and consumer applications in the 2.4GHz frequency band. An immediate outcome of this collaboration is a new ZigBee range extension reference design that features the RFaxis single-die RFX2401 RF Front-End Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) chip paired with the Freescale MC1321x and MC1322x series of ZigBee compliant platform ICs.

"RFaxis and Freescale share a common vision for driving unparalleled value in the ZigBee market," said Raymond Biagan, RFaxis Director of Business Development. "Our customers have a rapidly growing need for robust radio frequency (RF) communications with proven reliability, simplified system design, affordability and scale. Given that our RFX2401 is engineered to meet RF Front-end requirements stemming from this need, it made perfect sense to combine forces with Freescale and jointly deliver complete, high quality, plug & play ZigBee solutions to enable rapid traction and success for these customers."

"We are excited to partner with RFaxis on reference designs for our MC13213 and MC13226 802.15.4 and ZigBee ICs," said Matt Maupin, Product Manager at Freescale Semiconductor. "With the growing list of ZigBee applications that require higher output power for extended range, the RFaxis RFX2401 together with Freescale's family of ZigBee ICs provide customers with a highly integrated, high performance and cost-effective ZigBee/ISM platform."

The RFX2401 RFeIC™ is a fully integrated, silicon-based, single-chip/single-die RF Front-end device that includes all the RF functionality needed for ZigBee/802.15.4 and ISM applications operating in the 2.4GHz band. The RFX2401 architecture integrates the power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA), transmit and receive switching circuitry, matching network and harmonic filters, all on a single silicon die, and is commercially available in a standard 3x3x0.5mm QFN package.

About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, California-based company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductor solutions for connectivity and mobility applications. With an expansive patent portfolio, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee/ISM, WiMAX, wireless video streaming, and cellular mobile handset markets. Leveraging pure CMOS and BiCMOS technology in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, RFaxis is home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC™). For more information, visit or call 949-336-1360, or email

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. Visit

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    RFaxis, Inc.
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