Oslo, Norway - June 30th, 2005
- Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announced that Autonams has selected Nordic's 2.4 GHz transceiver nRF2401A for its new line of car immobilizer systems "SKYBRAKE DD".
The automotive industry has been a part of Nordic's target marked from the beginning and international customers within this marked have been working with the nRF technology since 1999. The automotive industry is an extremely demanding industry when it comes to quality of the technology used and the nRF technology platform is built to cope with these demands.
"SKYBRAKE DD is a great system and shows that our 2.4GHz solution can handle the rough and noisy environment of a car," said Thomas Søderholm, regional sales manager at Nordic Semiconductor. "Autonams decision to use the nRF2401A comes from working with Nordic's radio technology for several years. We have always been confident that our nRF technology has been suitable for the automotive industry and with Autonams we have further strengthened our position in this marked".
"We are always looking for the best solutions for our automotive equipment designs. We have now started production of our first 2.4 GHz range immobiliser systems SkyBrake DD2, SkyBrake DD3 and SkyBrake DD Ekstra. These products have excellent caharacteristics due to the usage of the nRF2401A as general communication interface between different system parts," said Gunars Solovjovs, Head engineer of Autonams and SkyBrake systems. "Due to the simple, time saving interface with microcontroller, our system can work quickly and save energy. Usage of DuoCeiver and ShockBurst technology is a good choice in an interferent and noisy equipment such as car. Using sleep mode allow us to save energy in small pocket size equipment. Our equipment works with an average of 22 uA power consumption, transmiting and receiving two packets of strongly coded data for 2 mS every 8 second. Using a CR2430 small coin cell battery the equipment will work for 8 months in all temperature ranges (-40 + 85). This is all due to using nRF2401A".About Autonams LLC
Autonams LLC is the most experienced and the biggest company in car protection system market in Latvia. The company started its work in 1994 and at present, it is the first company in Latvia, having achieved a quality management system, agreeable to the international ISO 9001 standard, in the abovementioned field of activity. Autonams, in cooperation with the Criminal Police of Latvia, Traffic Police, Border Guard of Latvia, leasing companies, insurance companies and car sellers deals with advancement and improvement of car security systems on a national level. The biggest foreign partners of Autonams are Selca (Italy), Securmark (Switzerland), Liteks (Russia) and Hale Electronic (Austria).
Autonams holds exclusive rights to carry out car anti-stealing marking in the Baltic States (licence No. 10701). An information exchange system has been established between Autonams, CSDD (Traffic Safety Administration) and the Information Centre of Ministry of Internal Affaires in order to raise the efficiency of searching and detaining stolen vehicles by using the special marking feature. More than 30200 cars have been equipped in Autonams, including the marked cars - more than 27000. SKYBRAKE, an original system for car engine blocking (licence No.11447) has been developed and patented by Autonams. SKYBRAKE is able to block the engine of a stolen car also when the car remote and keys have been stolen and the whereabouts of the car are not known. The company offers comprehensive diagnostics and repairs of car electrosystem by BOSCH diagnostic stand (FSA 560). For more information please visit us at http://www.autonams.lv/en/default.htm
or http://www.skybrake.com/proAbout Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Founded in 1983, Nordic Semiconductor (former Nordic VLSI) has evolved steadily from the traditional ASIC design house into a leading European fabless semiconductor supplier. With world-class IC design expertise focused on RF/mixed-mode and advanced back-end/physical design capabilities, Nordic is currently marketing and selling three product families: a ground-breaking portfolio of standard components for wireless communication, high performance dataconverter IPs and custom design and manufacturing services (ASIC). With the ultra-compact 2.4GHz transceiver and transmitter families, nRF24XX, the company has established itself as a market leader within the wireless personal interface segment comprising applications such as gamepads, keyboard/mouse and sports equipment. Nordic's products are manufactured on ultra modern technologies through strong relationships with world leading manufacturing facilities and are sold through a worldwide distribution network. The company has offices in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway, as well as Hong Kong, and is listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange (OSX: NOD). All operations are managed according to the ISO 9001:2000-approved quality assurance system.