Semtech Provides Ultra-High Speed ADC and DAC for Advanced Digital Microwave Systems
Utilizing IBM’s advanced 32nm SOI technology; Semtech has developed 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores at 6.3 ENOB, optimized for integration in high performance System on Chip (SoC) solutions.
Camarillo, California - September 15, 2014
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance Digital Microwave System on Chip (SoC) solutions.
Microwave radio systems are currently being revolutionized by advanced data converters with sampling rates at millimeter-wave frequencies and analog bandwidths extending through Ku-band. These compact and highly-efficient analog-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-analog converters (DACs), integrated into versatile chipsets with digitally programmable poly-phase filtering and interpolation techniques, allow extremely wide bandwidths to be digitally processed. Specific spectral regions extending as high as 34GHz may be selectively processed, for dramatic increase in system SNR and SFDR performance. Digital tuning with fine frequency resolution and channelization may then be performed in an extremely efficient manner, thus fully leveraging the performance and integration advantages of deep-submicron CMOS SOI technologies.
Semtech’s high performance ADCs and DACs allow the analog/digital boundary in advanced microwave systems to be moved to the RF frequency, thereby enhancing flexibility, reducing analog distortion, and enabling more stable and higher-performance systems to be realized. This ‘Digital Microwave’ architecture revolution fully leverages commercially-available CMOS IC technology, disrupts more traditional analog-based microwave architectures, and is predicted to become the new implementation standard for most microwave radio applications over the coming years.
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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
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