Infineon Releases the Industry Standard FALC56 T1/E1/J1 Framer and Line Interface Unit in a Small Footprint BGA package - Ideal for TE Carrier Linecards

Jan 7, 2002 | Technology Media

San Jose, USA / Munich, Germany, January 7, 2002 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of integrated circuits for advanced communications systems, today announced the availability of a new version of its single channel framer and line interface unit (LIU) component (FALC) for T1/E1/J1 telecommunications equipment. The FALC56 device provides an interface between processor based subsystems and T1 or E1 lines and comes with a “best in class” feature set, including very low power and a reduced footprint.

“Designers of TE Carrier line cards have four main criteria when selecting components: time to market, small size, low power and compliance with recognized standards,” said Christian Wolff, vice president of Infineon‘s Communications group and general manager of its access business unit. “The FALC56 meets all of these criteria, with high quality support, state-of-the-art packaging and process technology and an unrivalled pedigree in supplying TE carrier components.”

Smallest footprint and lowest power


Now available in a 10mm x 10mm LFBGA 81 package with a 1mm ball pitch, the FALC56 is clearly the optimum single channel solution. The device meets both the short-haul and long haul requirements of T1/J1 and E1, and features a typical power dissipation of less than 220mW. The ability of the FALC56 to operate from any available clock source in the range of 1 to 20MHz, and to be truly software switched between T1/J1 and E1 operation, means that the device can support applications that need to meet all three of the worldwide Primary Rate standards, with the minimum number of external components.

Infineon’s market leading T1/E1/J1 product family


This new version of the FALC56 retains all of the features that ensured the wide acceptance of the earlier PEB2256H device, which remains available in an 80-pin Quad Flat Pack. The integration of a fully featured LIU, framer and three HDLC controllers, ensures that the FALC56 is ideally suited for applications such as Wireless Base Stations, Switches / Routers and Internet Access Equipment. It is particularly suitable for applications that require compliance with the V5.1 and V5.2 interface standards and support of SS7 functionality. For multi-channel applications, the QuadFALC (PEB22554), a highly integrated 4 channel monolithic framer, LIU and signaling controller, offers outstanding performance and functionality. The complete T1/E1/J1 family of products also includes ATM internetworking devices as well as standalone multichannel LIU and HDLC/PPP controllers.

Pricing, Availability and Outstanding Support


The new FALC56 (PEB2256E) is sampling now and is priced at less than $12 in high volumes. A complete evaluation kit is provided. It includes a fully operational evaluation platform and a CD-ROM containing a PC based graphical user interface and device driver code, as well as a documentation package. For a complete set of data sheets and application notes please visit the Infineon web site www.infineon.com/falc

About Infineon


Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.

Information Number

INFCOM200201.012e

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