12/20/2004 - In a drive to meet market demands for smaller electronic products, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) unveiled the industry's smallest BiCMOS logic device in the Depopulated very-thin Quad Flat-pack No-leads (DQFN) package. With DQFN packaging, Philips is able to offer the same performance characteristics of today's larger BiCMOS logic devices in a package that is 35 percent smaller, as well as a solid roadmap to continue cost reductions.
Ideal for space-constrained, performance-hungry applications such as networking and telecommunications equipment, set-top box solutions and many other computing appliances, Philips' BiCMOS logic devices in DQFN packaging will enable designers to further shrink circuit boards or free board space for additional components and functionality.
"This is the smallest packaging technology available in the market today for BiCMOS logic," said Bruce Potvin, director of marketing for Philips Semiconductors' Logic Products Group. "DQFN packaging offers customers a roadmap to greater cost savings and design flexibility without sacrificing performance."
Continuing the tradition of being first to the market with logic devices using advanced packaging technology, Philips' DQFN-packaged BiCMOS logic devices are designed for logic gates and octals. The devices incorporate an exposed die paddle, providing a 20 percent improvement in heat dissipation over a comparable TSSOP package. The DQFN package is lead-free and eliminates assembly problems related to co-planarity and bent-lead issues. Its package inductance is 60 percent less than in TSSOP, capacitance is 30 percent less, and package performance is up to 20 percent better due to the shorter wire length and internal traces. The DQFN package is designed for inline pin-outs, which makes new board design (or conversion from TSSOP) easier and less expensive.
Philips' 74LVT125 BQ and 74LVT126 BQ BiCMOS standard logic devices in DQFN packaging are available now. These devices come in a 2.4mm x 3mm footprint for a 14-pin configuration and are also available in 16-, 20- and 24-pin options.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 29 billion in 2003. With activities in the three interlocking domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and 165,600 employees in more than 60 countries, it has market leadership positions in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, color television sets, electric shavers, lighting and silicon system solutions. News from Philips is located at www.semiconductors.philips.com.
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