Grenoble, France (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Allows System Designers to Simplify System Architectures, Reduce
Costs While Increasing Performance
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today the release of
a new 10-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) featuring an extremely
high clock frequency of 1.2 Gsps. This device has demonstrated unique
capabilities of generating wideband patterns and high frequency
signals, with guaranteed performances at an output frequency of up to
1650 MHz. An embedded 4:1 multiplexer facilitates interfacing with
standard FPGAs, significantly reducing system design constraints.
This is the ideal solution for using Direct Digital Synthesis
techniques in high bandwidth applications such as wideband
transceivers, high-speed modems, Automatic Test Equipment, arbitrary
waveform generators and radar equipment.
"The TS86101G2B combines unprecedented dynamic performance over
the first and third Nyquist zones with user friendly features," said
Andrew Benn, Marketing Manager for Atmel's Broadband Data Conversion
product line. "It is another step in Atmel's leadership in fast data
converters, allowing designers to simplify their system architecture
while reaching new levels of performance."
The TS86101G2B, a 10-bit resolution DAC, provides a higher
linearity and dynamic range than all other 12 or 14-bit DACs on the
market in the 1 Gsps range. The Integral Non Linearity (INL) is only
+/-0.25 LSB, the Noise Power Ratio (NPR) over a 550 MHz broadband
pattern is 49 dB at 1.2 Gsps (9.5 equivalent bits), and the Spurious
Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) is greater than 69 dBFS in the first
Nyquist zone and greater than 63 dBFS in the third Nyquist zone. The
embedded multiplexer does not impact this outstanding performance in
any way, all clock-related spurs remaining at a non-significant low
Besides the multiplexer, several other user-friendly features
facilitate implementation of the TS86101G2B into electronic systems.
The delay programmable clock enables synchronization of the MUXDAC
with the circuit sending the digital data, and the DAC is
automatically reset when powered-up, which is a major help when
synchronizing several DACs in applications such as I/Q synthesis or
phased array antennas.
The TS86101G2B is delivered in a CBGA255 package. It is now
sampling and will be available for full production by the end of
2004, at a unit price of $495 per 1K-piece quantity.
Founded in 1984, Atmel Corporation is headquartered in San Jose,
California with manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe.
Atmel designs, manufactures and markets worldwide, advanced logic,
mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and RF semiconductors. Atmel is also
a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor
solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe and high-voltage BCDMOS process
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Further information on the TS86101G2B can be found at:
For more information on Atmel's Broadband Data Conversion products go
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