Mixed Signal / Analog
Industry’s Smallest 18-Bit SAR ADC Saves 70% Board Space
Maxim is now shipping the MAX11156, the industry's smallest 12-pin, 18-bit successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter. Available in a tiny 3mm x 3mm TDFN package, the MAX11156 integrates an internal reference and reference buffer, saving cost and at least 70% board space over competing solutions. With 18-bit resolution, this high-performance ADC features Beyond-the-Rails technology, which supports a ±5V input from a single positive 5V input rail.
Software Supported Optimisation Of D/A Converters
Nowadays many microcontrollers have an internal D/A converter with a resolution of 8-12 bits. This is enough to meet most application requirements but sometimes a higher resolution is needed. A lower resolution may also be good enough if the D/A converter has ideal characteristics, but often non-linearity means the D/A converter can't be used.
CMX7011 Digital Voice Processor Now Offers Late-Entry/Re-Entry Functionality
CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce the release of a major update to the CMX7011 Digital Voice Processor which includes the addition of late-entry/re-entry functionality and output fine gain adjustment. The CMX7011 is a flexible, half-duplex, digital voice encryption processor that provides the digital advantage to conventional analogue two-way radios.
Maxim Integrated’s 12/16-Channel Analog Front-Ends Double Accuracy While Reducing Battery-Management Systems Cost by up to 35%
Maxim Integrated Products announced it is sampling the MAX14920/MAX14921, high-accuracy, 12/16-channel cell-measurement analog front-ends that lower battery-management electronics costs by up to 35%.
Pericom Expands USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family
Pericom Semiconductor today announced the expansion of its USB 3.0 5Gb ReDriver Signal Conditioning product family. The new additions offer the industry's smallest footprint at 2mmx2mm, and lowest power in both operating and all important slumber mode (3.63mW), making them ideal for battery powered mobile devices, such as tablets, smart phones, and notebooks.
Mindspeed Introduces Industry's First Reclocker with Integrated Cable Driver for the Broadcast Video Market
Mindspeed Technologies today announced its M31285, new low-power, multi-rate, serial digital interface reclocker with integrated fully featured dual cable drivers in a compact 4x4 mm² package providing up to 50 percent power savings compared to competitive solutions.
DC To 300MHz Dual Output Buffer/Driver/Logic Translator From Linear
Linear Technology has today announced the introduction of a DC to 300MHz dual output buffer/driver/logic translator, ideal for converting sine waves into low phase noise logic level signals. Prior solutions were unable to perform this conversion without introducing a significant amount of jitter. The LTC6957 converts any DC to 300MHz reference frequency into dual LVPECL, LVDS or CMOS outputs with exceptionally low additive jitter of 45fsRMS (LVPECL) over the 12kHz to 20MHz integration bandwidth and less than 200fsRMS total jitter.
Touchstone Semiconductor Introduces Four New, 1.55V to 5V, 1.9µA One-Resistor-Tunable Timer ICs
Touchstone Semiconductor today announced it has added four new, high-accuracy, micropower timer ICs to its rapidly expanding family of "NanoWatt Analog" timer integrated circuits. In addition to all other Touchstone Semiconductor ICs, these new analog timers are all in stock and ready to ship from Digi-Key, Touchstone's authorized distributor.
Touchstone Semiconductor Introduces the TS7001 ADC
Touchstone Semiconductor today announced the immediate availability of the TS7001, its newest 12-bit 187.5-ksps analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that can be used as a 1.5x faster/50% lower INL drop-in upgrade to the Analog Devices AD7887A. The TS7001 is a 50% smaller footprint and is also 1.5x faster versus the high-grade AD7887B in an SOIC-8.
Sine wave filter FN5040HV for 600VAC and 690 VAC drives
The FN5040HV sine wave filters from the market leader Schaffner are now available for 690VAC and 600VAC applications. In combination with variable speed drives extra losses in AC motors are reduced and help to prolongate the motor life time.
Fujitsu Demonstrates First ADC Device In 28nm CMOS Converter Solution Family
Fujitsu has enabled the large-scale deployment of single-wavelength 100Gbps optical transport systems worldwide. Fujitsu's expertise in mixed-signal, thermal, power-optimisation and high-performance package design are key ingredients for providing SoC ASIC solutions to system vendors, paving the way for the necessary upgrade to global networking infrastructure brought on by ever-increasing bandwidth demand and traffic flow.
Smallest 14-Bit, 4.5Msps SAR ADC Integrates Precision Reference in 8mm² TSOT-23 Package
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2314-14, a 14-bit 4.5Msps successive approximation register (SAR) ADC in a tiny 8-lead TSOT-23 package, offering up to 90% reduction in size over competing solutions for space-conscious applications.
Simple Conversion Of AC Motor Control Designs With Fairchild's BLDC/PMSM Motor Controller
Motor control application designers are now moving away from the traditional universal or AC motor design to a more sophisticated brushless DC motor or permanent magnet synchronous motor design. However, choosing either of these methods can be challenging if the designer has limited access to advanced, complex motor control algorithms. This can lead to significant spending of research and development resources and longer design times.
CML Adds Voice Store/Retrieve And Packet Data Functionality To CMX7011 Digital Voice Processor
CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce the release of a new Function Image and Datasheet for the CMX7011 Digital Voice Processor. With the new Function Image the CMX7011 is capable of Voice Store/Retrieve and Packet Data functionality. The CMX7011 is a flexible, half-duplex, digital voice processor that provides the digital advantage to conventional analogue two-way radios.
Pericom Launches HiFlex Clock Generator Family
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation has introduced a new family of HiFlex Clock Generators offering multiple frequency outputs with very low jitter, high integration, and high flexibility - perfect for use in networking, cloud computing, and other high performance platforms that require multiple frequencies and outputs.
Multi-Output, 1.65-GHz Clock Buffer And Divider IC For Ultra-High-Speed Data Converters
Analog Devices have today unveiled a clock buffer and divider integrated circuit that combines high-speed, extremely low jitter (41 fs across the 12-kHz to 20-MHz band) and selectable division capability. The 1.65-GHz AD9508 clock buffer is designed for communications, instrumentation, defence and aerospace equipment that require ultra-high-speed data conversion with optimum SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) performance.
TI Announces Lowest Power Octal 100-MSPS ADC
Texas Instruments today introduced an octal, 12-bit, 100-MSPS analog-to-digital converter that provides the lowest power consumption in its class. The ADS5295 uses less than 80 mW per channel, which diminishes board heat and power dissipation in higher-channel-density applications. It incorporates TI's unique digital processing block, which combines commonly used digital functions to help improve signal-to-noise ratio and filter harmonics while reducing output data rate for narrow-band applications.
Intersil Announce New 24-bit ADCs Featuring Industry’s Highest Measurement Accuracy
Intersil have today announced the introduction of a new integrated, ultra low noise 24-bit ADCs with programmable gain amplifiers that provide optimal measurement accuracy over a wide range of conversion rates with a minimum of external components. The ISL26102 and ISL26104 are 24-bit ADCs that offer an on-chip ultra-low noise programmable gain amplifier.
Analog Devices Exhibit Signal Processing Solutions At Embedded World 2013
Analog Devices has today announced that it will showcase its range of signal processing solutions for embedded applications in industrial, automotive, healthcare and other markets at Embedded World 2013. ADI's booth is located at Hall 4, Stand 234. The demonstrations at the ADI booth will include:
Touchstone Semiconductor Introduces Two New Low-Power, Low-Voltage Comparators for Power-Sensitive Applications
Touchstone Semiconductor announced today the TS9002 dual and the TS9004 quad low power analog comparators plus 1.182-V reference integrated circuits. As an improved, pin-for-pin functional equivalent to the MAX923, the TS9002's 3.2-µA supply current is 16% lower and its ±0.75% initial accuracy voltage reference is 25% lower in both specifications compared to the MAX923.
TI Introduce Integrated AFEs For Heart Rate Monitors And Pulse Oximeters At CES 2013
TI today unveiled the industry's first family of fully integrated analog front ends for photometry. The new analog integrated circuits support TI HealthTech's vision for helping engineers design innovative electronics for transforming healthcare worldwide. The AFE44xx family integrates all the front end components and associated timing control circuitry of a typical photometry solution.
ST Ultra Low-Power Devices Enhance Portable Technology
STMicroelectronics announces a new generation of accurate low-power components enabling greatly improved energy efficiency and faster operation of equipment such as gas sensors, medical devices, safety systems and industrial controls. The TS881 is the first in ST's new generation of comparators compatible with supply voltages as low as 1.1V over a wide temperature range, enabling longer operating times with smaller batteries.
Maxim Introduce Industry’s Smallest Bipolar, Beyond-the-Rails ADCs
Maxim have revealed that it is now shipping the MAX11166 and MAX11167, the industry's smallest bipolar ±5V, 16-bit analog-to-digital converters. Available in a tiny 9mm2 package, the MAX11166 and MAX11167 are the only 12-pin 16-bit bipolar ADCs to integrate an internal reference with buffer, saving cost and at least 88% board space over competing solutions.
ADI 180-MSPS DACs Integrate Complex Waveform Generation Function
Analog Devices introduce the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory and direct digital synthesis for complex waveform generation. ADI's new D/A converters generate the high-speed, high-dynamic-range, multichannel complex waveforms required in applications such as ultrasound transducer excitation, medical instrumentation, portable instrumentation, signal generators and arbitrary waveform generators.
New Texas Instruments AFEs Reduce Board Space By up To 80%
Texas Instruments today introduced two analog front ends that provide low power, high performance and space savings for test and measurement, wireless communications and optical networking equipment. The AFE7071 is a complete radio transmitter that reduces board space by up to 80 percent compared to discrete implementations. It integrates a dual digital-to-analog converter, tunable baseband filters, IQ modulator and digital quadrature modulation correction circuit. The AFE7070 adds a direct digital synthesizer with 32-bit numerically controlled oscillator and LVDS output buffer.
ADI's AD7176-2 ADC Achieves Twice the Speed of Competing Converters
Analog Devices has today announced the introduction of a new multiplexed 24-bit sigma-delta A/D converter that doubles the throughput rate of alternative sigma-delta converters while dissipating less power. Designed for process automation and instrumentation systems where data channel density is increasing and channels must be monitored faster, ADI's new AD7176-2 A/D converter achieves a 50-kSPS (thousand samples per second) multi-channel scan rate.
TI's new 24-bit AFE Extends Battery Life of Portable ECG Equipment
Texas Instruments expanded its award-winning ADS1298 analog-front-end family today with the industry's most power-efficient 24-bit, 3-channel AFE for biopotential measurement applications, such as portable, battery-powered electrocardiogram solutions, Holter monitors and wireless patient monitoring equipment.
256-Channel, 16-Bit Digital X-Ray Analog Front End from ADI
Analog Devices today introduced a highly integrated digital X-ray analog front end with the industry's lowest noise performance in multiple power-mode options, and the highest image quality. The 256-channel ADAS1256 digital X-ray AFE is the industry's first single-chip solution to integrate the complete charge-to-digital conversion signal chain by incorporating low-noise programmable-charge amplifiers, correlated double-sampling circuitry and 16-bit A/D converters.
Maxim's 18-Bit DAC for Industrial Test and Measurement
Maxim have today unveiled a highly integrated data converter that integrates all the external circuitry to make a high-precision voltage source for industrial test and measurement, factory automation, and process control. The new MAX5318 is a high-accuracy 18-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter and is available now.
TI delivers first ultrasonic analog front end with digital demodulator in full production
Texas Instruments have today introduced the AFE5809, its first AFE that integrates digital I/Q demodulation and decimation to reduce FPGA processing requirements in ultrasound systems as well as ultrasonic applications, such as sonar and non-destructive testing.
ON Semi's pre-configured DSP System for Invisible-in-Canal hearing aids
ON Semiconductor has today announced the launch of Rhythm R3710, a new pre-configured Digital Signal Processing system designed specifically for Invisible-in-Canal hearing aid devices. The Rhythm R3710 hybrid incorporates advanced speech and audio signal processing algorithms and features ON Semiconductor's advanced miniaturised packaging techniques, which enable hearing aid manufacturers to develop highly discrete products intended to be placed deep in the ear canal.
Lowest Noise 16-Bit 20Msps Analogue-to-Digital Converters from Linear
Linear Technology has today announced the release of three new low power 16-bit, 20Msps A/D converters, the LTC2269, LTC2270 and LTC2271, offering the lowest input-referred noise and tight integral nonlinearity error for very high precision DC measurements.
TI introduces industry's first SDI reclocker with integrated eye monitor for broadcast video systems
TI have unveiled the industry's first serial digital interface reclocker with an integrated eye monitor for examining the shape and health of incoming signal waveforms. The on-chip eye monitor provides real-time monitoring and diagnostics at the reclocker's input, allowing engineers to easily optimize their broadcast video system and speed time-to-market.
ADI Simplifies High-Speed Data Converter-to-FPGA Interconnect Design Environment
Communications infrastructure, imaging equipment, industrial instrumentation, defence electronics and other multi-channel, data-hungry systems are demanding wider resolutions and higher sampling rates from the data conversion stage. Physical layout constraints of the parallel interface and bit-rate limitations of the serial low-voltage differential signalling approach are beginning to present technical barriers for designers.
ADE7913 A/D converter ensures energy meter magnetic immunity
Analog Devices has today launched the industry's first fully isolated A/D converter designed for polyphase energy metering applications. The ADE7913 3-channel, sigma-delta A/D converter incorporates Analog Devices' patented iCoupler and isoPower technologies to implement isolated signal transfer and dc-to-dc power conversion across a 5kV-rated insulation barrier.
Pentek’s Quad 1.25 GHz DAC Extends Signal Bandwidth Range for Beamforming and Software Radio
Pentek today released its highest-performing Digital-to-Analogue converter module for RF and IF waveform playback, the Cobalt Model 71671. The module delivers four independent analogue outputs each through its own digital upconverter and 16-bit D/A with sampling rates to 1.25 GHz.
3 High-Speed Transmit DAC's for Aerospace and Defence Applications
ADI has today extended its aerospace and defence portfolio the launch of three high-performance 16- and 14-bit transmit Digital-to-Analogue converters with extended operating temperature ranges and high-reliability packaging for radar, secure communications, avionics, and other defence electronics applications.
ETLG Inertial Aerosystems announce HTADC 12 Analogue-to-Digital Converter
ETLG Inertial Aerosystems have announced a 14 pin version of the popular 28 pin, high temperature 12 bit analogue to digital converter manufactured by U.S. based Honeywell. Designated the HTADC 12, the component is available in packaged or die form. It is designed to enable reliable measurement and control in high temperature environments such as those experienced in deep drilling operations and inside jet engines.
EEG AFE from TI for non-invasive brain wave monitoring
TI has today announced an expansion of its award-winning ADS1298 analog front end family today with the industry's lowest-noise electroencephalography AFE, enabling non-invasive monitoring of brain waves. The 24-bit, 8-channel ADS1299 is the first simultaneously sampling EEG AFE with input-referred-noise as low as 1 uVpp, more than 75-percent lower than the alternative EEG AFEs.
ADC for Medical and Industrial Applications
ADI has today revealed the introduction of the first product in a series of ultra-low-power, 12-bit, 1-MSPS SAR analogue-to-digital converters with internal 2.5-V reference. The new A/D converter is designed for USB or battery powered data acquisition modules, handheld meters, field instruments, energy harvesting applications and medical devices such as portable electrocardiograms and heart rate monitors.