Freescale Semiconductor has introduced system-on-chip for the two-way radio market. The MC13260 consists of an integrated 32-bit ARM-9 processor, a software defined modem, an RF transceiver and audio converters specifically designed for the two-way radio market.
The MC13260 contains a vector digital signal modem processor specifically optimized for communication systems, which provides a low power, high MIPS solution.
The RF transceiver in the MC13260 delivers 75dB adjacent channel selectivity in a 12.5kHz system. The RF synthesizer provides very low sideband noise while tuning over the 60-960MHz range. This allows the MC13260 to be used for radios in all the important two-way radio frequency bands.
The MC13260 is expected to be sampling in Q2 2011 to select customers with general availability expected in the first quarter of 2012. For more information, visit http://www.freescale.com/SoCRadio