Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
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Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.

August 30, 2011 09:30 ET

Zarlink Presenting Technical Paper on IEEE 1588 Timing Solutions at Freescale Technology Forum-China

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX:ZL) today announced that system architect Peter Meyer will be presenting a technical paper on IEEE 1588 solutions for wireless backhaul applications at the Freescale Technology Forum – China (Wednesday, August 31 at 4:15 p.m. in the Yuan Room).

The presentation will discuss the evolution of packet network synchronization, industry standards, and the benefits of using Zarlink's recently released IEEE 1588 enabled Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) devices with Freescale's processors that have embedded time stamp capabilities. Zarlink's scalable single-chip IEEE 1588 enabled SyncE phase locked loop (PLL) devices integrate low bandwidth PLLs with very low jitter synthesizers, enabling the seamless use of SyncE and IEEE 1588 while at the same time supporting external time stamping functionality. For production information visit

"We are seeing tremendous growth in deployments of wireless infrastructure in China, continuing now with new technologies such as LTE," said Jeremy Lewis, Product Line Manager with Zarlink's Timing and Synchronization product group. "Synchronization is a key technology for packet infrastructures now being deployed to handle the ever increasing Radio Access Network traffic load. Zarlink's IEEE 1588 Synchronization solution, coupled with Freescale's Time Stamp engines, provides a complete, cost-effective platform for customer designs."

Zarlink will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of timing and voice solutions for packet networks at the Freescale Technology Forum – China Technology Lab, including:

  • IEEE 1588 and SyncE solutions supporting multimedia services over packet networks;
  • Line circuit telephony solutions enabling high-quality reliable voice services in residential gateway and enterprise equipment.

About Zarlink Semiconductor

Zarlink Semiconductor delivers world-leading, mixed-signal chip technologies for a broad range of communication and medical applications. The Company's core capabilities include timing solutions that manage time-sensitive communication applications over wireless and wired networks, line circuits supporting high-quality voice services over cable and broadband connections, and ultra low-power radios enabling new wireless medical devices and therapies. Serving the world's largest original equipment manufacturers, Zarlink's highly integrated chip solutions help customers simplify design, lower costs and reach market quickly. For more information, visit

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