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Atmel Eases High Speed Digitization With New 10-bit 1.5Gsps Analog-to-Digital Converter Including 1:4 Demultiplexed Outputs

    Grenoble, France (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Reduces Design Cycles While Providing Improved Performance

    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced a new 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a clock frequency of 1.5Gsps, the first breaking the 8.0 effective number of bits (ENOB) barrier at sampling rates over 1Gsps, and offering an embedded 1:4 LVDS demultiplexer allowing direct interfacing with standard FPGAs. The performance of the AT84AS003TP, combined with its ease of use, make it a desirable option for upgrading existing systems or designing new digitizers for digital receivers, test instrumentation or radar equipment applications.

    "Accurate digitization at sampling rates over 1Gsps is now easier," said Andrew Benn, Marketing Manager for Atmel's Broadband Data Conversion product line. "System designers cannot afford complex and time-consuming routing and timing scenarios for the interface between the ADC and the FPGA or DSP. The AT84AS003TP combines dynamic performance, compactness and ease of use allowing improved system development speed."

    The AT84AS003TP cracks the 8.0 ENOB barrier at sampling rates over 1Gsps. At 1.5Gsps, performance such as 8.0 ENOB, 58dB SFDR at 1.5Gsps has been demonstrated in Nyquist conditions. Furthermore, the 3GHz analog input bandwidth allows operation in second Nyquist zone with remarkable performance at up to 1.5GHz input frequency.

    Beyond its performance, another key product feature is its ease of implementation. The embedded, selectable 1:2 or 1:4 demultiplexer allows direct interfacing with standard LVDS compatible FPGAs, without any of the costly and space-consuming external circuitry typically required. Additionally, timing or voltage tuning is not necessary, even when sweeping the sampling frequency from 100Msps to 1.5Gsps. This versatility and robustness also saves design time. Selectable simultaneous or staggered output, gain adjust, sampling delay adjust, embedded Built-in Self Test (BIST) provide additional flexibility.

    The AT84AS003TP is delivered in an EBGA317 package. Samples are available now with production quantities by mid-year. It is the first of a new family of high speed ADCs with embedded demultiplexer. A pin-compatible version at 2Gsps is planned for release in the coming months.

    About Atmel

    Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions. Focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You Are(SM).

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    Information

    Further information on the AT84AS003TP can be found at: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/datasheets.asp?family_id=611

    For more information on Atmel's Broadband Data Conversion products go to: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/devices.asp?family_id=611

      Press Contacts
      Sylvie Mattei, Communications Manager - Atmel Grenoble
      Tel: +33-4-76-58-30-25, Email: sylvie.mattei@gfo.atmel.com
      Veronique Sablereau, Corporate Communications Manager - Europe
      Tel: +33-1-30-60-70-68, Fax: +49-71-31-67-24-23
      Email: veronique.sablereau@atmel.com
      Clive Over, Director of Public Relations - USA and Asia
      Tel: +1-408-451-2855, Email: cliveover@atmel.com

    Web site: http://www.atmel.com

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