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Exar and Freescale Collaborate on Low Standby Power Embedded Processing Solution

January 31, 2012


FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) and Freescale have collaborated in the development of a sub-1 watt solution offering lower standby power for enterprise and industrial applications. Energy efficiency has been a worldwide initiative for several years and has recently been accelerated by government regulation. Exar and Freescale have met this challenge with a solution that attains sub-1 watt standby power for Ethernet enabled advanced media processing applications. Coupling Freescale’s QorIQ communications platform utilizing the P1022 embedded processor, with Exar’s XRP7714 digital power controller on a plug-and-play board, gives system architects immediate access to many design options.

The QorIQ P1022 Energy Star board will be showcased at Exar’s booth (1013) at the APEC show in Orlando, Florida, February 6-8, 2012, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort.

“We are excited to have participated with Freescale in delivering their latest low power solution,” said Pete Johnson, senior product manager, Power Management products. “Increasingly, countries are adopting green initiatives and requiring manufacturers to achieve reduced power levels to offer far more energy efficient products. Energy Star requirements are driving a new level of energy efficient systems and our Power(XR) family enables Freescale’s P1022 family of processors to meet these stringent requirements by taking advantage of a symbiotic power controller and processing relationship.”

“Exar’s Power(XR) technology allows our customers to dynamically control the system’s power rails enabling superior energy management to meet sub-1 watt regulatory standby requirements,” said Bill Mercer, product manager at Freescale. “The ease of use and integrated functionality enables our customers to add valuable differentiators to their products.”

Power(XR) Product Features

Exar’s Power(XR) products fuse digital power-supply control and monitoring technology with high-performance analog circuitry in a new generation of digital power-management products that enable system architects to create products with advanced, integrated, switching power supplies that significantly reduce wasted energy and improve overall time to market compared to more commonly used linear power-supply regulators.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for data communication, storage, consumer and industrial applications. For over 40 years, Exar’s comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar’s product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit http://www.exar.com.

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