Mixed Signal / Analog
300 meter UTP Cable Equalizer for Analog Video Distribution
ADI has today announced the release of an integrated triple differential receiver and adjustable cable equalizer with the industry's highest equalized bandwidth at 300 meters and the lowest power consumption. Designed for use in high-resolution analog video distribution systems, the AD8122 provides 60 MHz of equalized bandwidth, with a low 16-mV rms noise and a short settling time of only 70 ns to 1% at the maximum cable length of 300 meters.
Best-in-Class 100Gbps Multiplexer from Semtech for Ultra-Long Haul Applications
Semtech has today announced the release of the SMI10022, its multiplexer device supporting 100 Gbps ultra-long-haul network applications. The SMI10022 is specifically designed to support soft-decision forward error correction, which enables a significant improvement in optical transmission reach for ultra-long-haul and submarine optical links.
Low Noise Fully Differential 1.6GHz Buffer from Linear
Linear has unveiled the LTC6417, a fully differential buffer amplifier with only 1.5nV/√Hz output-referred noise. The LTC6417 is capable of driving a differential 50Ohm load and is optimized for driving 14- and 16-bit pipeline ADCs. It can be DC- or AC-coupled at its inputs, and achieves excellent distortion performance for signals up to and beyond 600MHz. At 140MHz, OIP3 is 46dBm, and HD3 is -69dBc with 2.4 VP-P output swing into a 50Ohm load.
ADI's Multiplexers for Industrial, Instrumentation and Process Control Applications
ADI have today announced the introduction of two new multiplexers that are able to guarantee latch-up prevention in high-voltage industrial applications operating up to ±22 V. Latch-up, an undesirable high-current state that persists until the power supply is turned off, can lead to device failure.
Small, Low Power, Single-Lead Analog Front End for Vital Sign Monitoring Applications
ADI have unveiled a new low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analog front end for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications. The AD8232 AFE is 50 percent smaller and uses up to 20 percent less power than competing solutions. The resulting power, size and level of integration enable designers to develop heart rate and cardiac monitor devices for use outside of critical-care settings in areas such as personal health management and remote health monitoring.
Analogue Front End from TI for Body Composition and Weight Measurement
TI has today announced the release of the industry's first fully integrated analogue front end for both weight and body composition measurement. The AFE4300 is an easy-to-use, precision, low-power front end solution, which allows engineers designing weigh scales that incorporate body composition meters, body impedance analysers, and impedance measurement equipment to get their products to market faster than by implementing existing, more complex multi-chip solutions.
AD5686/96 quad 16-bit nanoDAC+ and AD5316R/7R quad 10-bit nanoDAC D/A converters from ADI
ADI have today announced the release of the second series of quad 16- and 12-bit 3V/5V D/A converters in space-saving 16-lead LFCSP and TSSOP packages, AD5686 & AD5696. ADI have also today introduced the AD5316R and AD5317R quad 10-bit nanoDACs.
14-bit A/D Converter from ADI Reduces Power and Size in Comms, Instrumentation & T&M Applications
ADI has launched a two-channel, high-performance 14-bit, 125-MSPS A/D converter that reduces total power consumption by 22 percent over competing solutions. The cost-effective and functionally flexible AD9645 A/D converter is available in a 5-mm × 5-mm package, which represents a 30 percent space savings over the nearest competitor.
Dual, 16-Bit, 1.25-GSPS, Digital-to-Analog Converter IC Incorporates a JESD204 Serial Input to Simplify the FPGA Interface
Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced the AD9128, a performance-leading 16-bit, 1.25-GSPS transmit D/A converter with integrated complex digital modulation functionality, and featuring a JESD204A-compatible serial input.
Industry's first isolated Analog-to-Digital Converters for AC mains introduced by Silion Labs
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced the industry's first isolated 10-bit analog-to-digital converter products designed specifically for the demands of mains line monitoring. The new Si890x family combines Silicon Labs' patented CMOS-based digital isolation technology and its proven ADC technology to create a robust line voltage monitoring and protection solution for power management applications.
TI introduces industry’s first SAR ADC with SPICE model
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter with a downloadable TINA-TI SPICE model, enabling system designers to simulate and characterize the full analog signal chain in software for the first time.
Four-channel, 16-bit, 125-MSPS A/D Converter Delivers Superior Dynamic Performance and Industry’s Lowest Power and Package Size for its Class
Analog Devices Inc. today the addition of a 4-channel high-speed A/D converter to its market-leading data converter product portfolio. The AD9653 A/D converter is designed for medical imaging and communications applications where the combination of high channel density, low power and small size provide systems engineers with greater design flexibility and lower per-channel cost for data conversion.
Fully Differential Amplifier Drives 18-bit ADCs & Consumes only 5mW
Linear Technology announces the LTC6362, a low power fully differential amplifier that can drive high precision 16- and 18-bit SAR ADCs at only 1mA supply current. With 200µV max input offset voltage and 3.9nV/√Hz input-referred noise, it is well suited for precision industrial and data acquisition applications.
Analog Devices’ nanoDAC+ Converters Offer Industry’s Best D/A Converter Performance and Smallest Packages
Analog Devices, Inc today introduced a series of quad 16-, 14- and 12-bit D/A converters in space-saving 16-lead surface-mount LFCSP or leaded TSSOP packages. ADI's new AD568xR nanoDAC+ series of quad D/A converters has the industry's best DC performance (INL, offset error and gain error) and smallest package size, with a choice of on-chip or external reference and SPI or I˛C control interface.
Quad µModule Analog-to-Digital Converters with Integrated Signal Conditioning Reduce Size, Power & Time-to-Market for Imaging & Base Station Designs
Linear Technology introduces the LTM9012, a quad 14-bit, 125Msps µModule analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with integrated fixed gain drivers, passive filtering and bypass capacitance. The integrated µModule converters offer dramatic reduction in board space for high channel-count applications as diverse as medical imaging systems and MIMO (multiple input multiple output) 4G base stations.
Microchip's energy-measurement analog front end has two 24-bit ADCs with industry's best accuracy; low power and high-speed modes
Microchip Technology Inc. today launched its next-generation energy-measurement analog front end (AFE), the MCP3911, which features two 24-bit, delta-sigma ADCs that operate at 3V with industry-leading accuracy of 94.5 dB SINAD and 106.5 dB THD. This provides better energy-meter and power-monitoring performance by accurately measuring from start-up to maximum current, and enables faster calibration during production.
18-Bit, 2.5Msps No Latency SAR ADC Achieves 99.8dB SNR with Flexible Analog Input Ranges
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2389-18, the industry's fastest 18-bit no cycle latency SAR ADC (analog-to-digital converter). The LTC2389-18 achieves unrivaled 99.8dB SNR and -116dB THD at sample rates up to 2.5Msps. Operating from a single 5V supply, the LTC2389-18 supports three pin-configurable analog input ranges, easily interfacing to multiple signal chains with a single device.
TI ADC driver provides industry’s highest performance-to-power ratio by 8x
Texas Instruments Incorporated has redefined the low-power amplifier market with today's introduction of a fully differential analog-to-digital converter (ADC) driver that provides more than eight times the performance-to-power ratio of similar devices. The THS4531 fully differential amplifier uses only 250 uA of quiescent current while providing 36 MHz of bandwidth to support the high-performance, ultra-low power needs of portable and high-density systems, such as flow meters and portable medical devices.
TI pushes speed threshold with industry’s fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter at 1.5 GSPS
Continuing to push the limits of data converter performance, Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the industry's fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The quad DAC34SH84 is 50-percent faster and uses 50-percent less power than the closest 16-bit DAC alternative, clocking in at 1.5 GSPS and consuming just 362 mW per channel.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Introduces World's Fastest CMOS 14-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe today announces its first 3rd generation high performance Digital to Analog Converter Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP). The MB86066 'Anakin' DAC combines 14-bit resolution with a market-defining conversion rate of up to 12GS/s. The new product will deliver benefits to, amongst other applications, broadband communications systems, multi-band radio communications systems and test and measurement equipment.
Texas Instruments advanced signal conditioners deliver industry’s highest performance at lowest power
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced 10 signal conditioners designed to drive high-speed interface standards such as 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, 10G-KR (802.3ap), InfiniBand, Fibre Channel and CPRI. The new integrated circuits (ICs) join a comprehensive family of repeaters and retimers that combat signal impairments caused by insertion loss, jitter, reflections and crosstalk in high-speed enterprise servers, routers and switches.
CMX7861 'FirmCODEC' - Full Featured Analogue Front End For DSP/FPGA/Microcontroller Based Systems
The CMX7861 'FirmCODEC' is a full featured analogue front end for DSP/FPGA/Microcontroller based systems. The device is a combination of codec, embedded signal processing and auxiliary system support functions, allowing simple interfacing between analog and digital systems that together improve overall system performance, reduce development time and overall system cost.
Intersil’s Single and Dual Channel 14-Bit ADCs Are Industry’s Fastest with JESD204B Serial Outputs
Intersil Corporation today introduced the industry's fastest, lowest power single and dual channel 14-bit analog-to-digital converters with JESD204B serial outputs. These serial output ADCs provide single channel sampling rates up to 500 Megasamples/second and dual channel rates up to 250 Megasamples/second.
Dual 18-Bit Current Output SPI DAC Achieves ±1LSB INL & DNL
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2758, the industry's first high performance dual, 18-bit, current output digital-to-anaolg converter (DAC). The LTC2758 offers accurate 18-bit DC specifications, including ±1LSB (max) INL and DNL over temperature. In addition to excellent DC specifications, the LTC2758 offers fast settling of 2.1µs and low 0.4nV•s (3V), 2nV•s (5V) glitch impulse, making it possible to produce higher frequency, lower noise output waveforms.
TI offers best noise performance and lowest power in 14-bit, 8-channel ADC at 80 MSPS for medical imaging applications
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced the industry's best noise performance and lowest power octal-channel, 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) at 80 MSPS. The ADS5294 meets designers' needs for power-efficient, cost-effective designs by delivering a best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 75.5 dBFS at 5 MHz and a sampling frequency of up to 80 MSPS. Along with high performance and lowest power consumption of 77 mW per channel at 80 MSPS, ADS5294 also integrates a digital processing block, a low-frequency noise suppression mode and programmable input-to-output mapping. All these features allow system designers to integrate more functions in a smaller footprint, resulting in more compact medical imaging systems.
Texas Instruments ADC drivers set new standard in power and performance to increase accuracy and battery life
Texas Instruments Incorporated has expanded its portfolio of general-purpose, low-power, rail-to-rail output operational amplifiers (op amps) with the introduction of new single and dual analog-to-digital converter drivers that provide the industry's highest performance-to-power ratio. The OPAx836 op amps use 33 percent less power than similar solutions while providing more than twice the bandwidth, 15 times faster slew rate, 40 times better total harmonic distortion (THD) and 75-percent higher precision.
18-Bit, 1.6Msps, Pseudo-Differential Serial SAR ADC Achieves 96.5dB SNR Performance & Low 18mW Power
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2369-18, a serial 18-bit, 1.6Msps pseudo-differential SAR analog-to-digital converter (ADC), which achieves impressive 96.5dB SNR and -120dB THD while supporting a 0V to 5V unipolar input range. The pseudo-differential input simplifies the ADC driver requirement, enabling single-ended drive while benefiting from the reduction of unwanted signals common to both inputs. This reduces complexity and lowers the power requirements in the signal chain.
TI offers industry’s smallest, lowest power dual, 500-MSPS DACs, reduces the cost of wideband transmit systems
Texas Instruments Incorporated reducing the bill of materials for wideband transmit systems with new dual, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converters (DACs) starting at less than $10 in 1,000 unit quantities. The 12-bit DAC3162 and 10-bit DAC3152 are the smallest, least-expensive and lowest-power devices in their class and were designed for wideband transmit systems, such as wireless base stations, software defined radio, point-to-point microwave, e-band radio and portable test equipment.
Kilopass Non Volatile Memory XPM Intellectual Property Core Holds Configuration Data in Haier Digital TV Decoder
Kilopass Technology announced that its XPM IP is integrated into a Haier Set Top Box (STB) decoder SoC targeting the global high-growth STB market. Configuration data for mixed signal components are programmed in Kilopass XPM IP for each Haier SoC during final test and can be reprogrammed once installed to accommodate wear in the mixed signal components over time.
Renesas Electronics Announces New SiGe:C Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor with the Industry’s Best Low-Noise Performance for Wireless LANs and Similar Applications
Renesas Electronics, announced the availability of a new SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor, the NESG7030M04, for use as a low-noise amplifier transistor for wireless LAN systems, satellite radios, and similar applications. This device uses a process that adopts newly-developed silicon-germanium: carbon materials and achieves industry-leading low-noise performance.
Intersil Expands Family of High-Speed ADCs with Superior Signal-to-Noise Ratios and Very Low Power Consumption
Intersil Corporation expanded its growing family of high speed analog-to-digital converters with a new series of devices that provide industry leading signal-to-noise ratios while consuming little power. The new devices offer excellent high input frequency performance, enabling simplified system architectures that improve manufacturability while reducing cost over traditional baseband architectures.
Analog Devices’ Radio Frequency ICs Reduce Component Count, Board Space in Broadband Communications Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. announced the introduction of two VGA (variable gain amplifier) products that feature new levels of integration and performance for designers of broadband communications systems. With unprecedented levels of integration, the ADRF6516 VGA incorporates dual-channel, programmable, 6-pole low-pass filters and VGAs in a single chip. Analog Devices introduced the ADL5336 VGA, which for the first time integrates two IFVGAs and a pair of programmable rms detectors.
Fujitsu Launches World’s Fastest CMOS DAC for Next-Generation Optical Transport Systems
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announces its first- generation 8-bit, 4-channel DAC in 40nm CMOS technology. With a sampling rate range of 55 – 65 GSa/s per channel, small footprint and low power (0.75W/channel), this technology supports long-haul optical transport systems providing data links of 100Gbps and higher over a single lambda. Complimenting the 40nm 55 – 65 GSa/s Fujitsu CHAIS ADC for 100Gbps coherent receivers, the new DAC also offers unparalleled ultra-fast sampling rates, high resolution, low noise and wide bandwidth signal generation for OTU4 signals.
Microchip’s first six-channel analogue front-end for three-phase energy metering
Microchip announces its first high-accuracy, stand-alone six-channel analogue front-end (AFE) for three-phase energy metering. The MCP3903 AFE includes six 16-/24-bit Delta-Sigma analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) and offers industry-leading accuracy, with a typical signal-to-noise and distortion (SINAD) of 89 dB and typical total harmonic distortion (THD) of -99 dB. Additional integrated features include programmable gain amplifiers (PGAs), a low-drift voltage reference and phase-delay compensation resulting in a reduced external component count which increases design flexibility and lowers costs. The MCP3903 AFE is ideal for the utility and industrial markets, such as in utility meters, power-monitoring equipment and instrumentation.
Vishay Siliconix Low-Voltage Analog Switches Feature Low On-Resistance Down to 0.6 Ω Maximum at 2.7 V in Space-Saving miniQFN Packages
Vishay released three new dual single pole double throw (SPDT) and dual double pole double throw (DPDT) CMOS low-voltage analog switches. The devices combine low-voltage operation and low on-resistance in small miniQFN packages for audio, SIM card, and multi-purpose signal switching in space-constrained portable end products.
ZMDI - IO-Link high-voltage line driver targets harsh factory automation environments
ZMD AG (ZMDI), a global supplier of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, and medical applications, today announced the fourth member of its cost-effective IO-Link line driver and level shifter IC family. The new ZIOL2411 offers two independent I/O channels that meet the physical layer requirements of master, sensor and actuator systems used in factory automation applications. The ZIOL2411 is pin- and function-compatible with the ZIOL2401. Designed for master applications ZMDI provides with the ZIOL2411 a cost-efficient IC without an integrated DC/DC converter.
Texas Instruments 1.25-GSPS, 16-bit DAC slashes power consumption 65 percent, increases speed 25 percent
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the industry's most power-efficient 4-channel, 16-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter). At 1.25 GSPS, the DAC3484 is 25 percent faster than the next fastest quad DAC while consuming as little as 250 mW per channel – 65 percent less than the closest competitor. The DAC3484 is also 40 percent smaller than alternative quad DAC solutions while enabling wideband power amplifier linearization of up to 250 MHz. The wider input bus DAC34H84 or the 2-channel DAC3482 are available to support a linearization bandwidth up to 500 MHz.
12-/10-/8-Bit Dual SPI/ I2C DACs Integrate 10ppm/°C Reference in Tiny Packages
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2632 and LTC2633 families of dual 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit rail-to-rail, voltage output digital-to-analog converters (DACs), with serial SPI (LTC2632) and I2C (LTC2633) interfaces.
Single/Dual, 14-Bit 250Msps ADC Family Provides High SFDR Undersampling Performance
Linear Technology Corporation introduces a family of dual and single high IF sampling 14-bit, 170Msps, 210Msps and 250Msps analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that maintain good SFDR performance at input frequencies up to 900MHz. The LTC2152-14 and LTC2157-14 are single and dual channel simultaneous sampling ADCs, respectively, offering double data rate (DDR) LVDS digital outputs. These ADCs are specifically designed to meet the needs of today's communications systems, where high undersampling capability reduces costs by eliminating downconversion stages.
TI simplifies design with the first 2-channel, simultaneous-sampling ADCs featuring two independently controlled internal references
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the industry's first two-channel, simultaneous-sampling successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with two independently controlled internal references for simplified system-level design. The 16-bit ADS8363, 14-bit ADS7263 and 12-bit ADS7223 are pin-for-pin compatible and provide twice the per-channel throughput of similar ADCs, supporting speeds up to 1 MSPS for industrial and energy applications such as motor control, power quality measurement, protection relays, power automation, solar inverters and wind generators.