Xilinx Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. announced that they have achieved JESD204B interoperability between Xilinx JESD204 LogiCORE™ IP in the Kintex®-7 FPGA and the ADI AD9250 analog-to-digital high-speed data converter. Achieving JESD204B interoperability between logic and data converter devices is a significant milestone in promoting the widespread adoption of this new technology.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced a series of enhancements to its popular MTR Series of 30 watt, high reliability dc-dc converters. According to Ed Fuhr, vice president of power solutions, “the MTR Series was enhanced to provide broader compliance to industry standards and in support of more application requirements of its global users.”
Analog Devices Inc. introduced an 18-bit PulSAR® A/D converter with 5-MSPS throughput that is twice the speed of any available SAR (successive-approximation register) converter. With its industry leading throughput, best-in-class noise floor and high linearity, the AD7960 PulSAR A/D converter was designed for low-power signal chains, multiplexed systems such as digital X-ray, and oversampling applications including spectroscopy, MRI gradient control and gas chromatography.
Mobile Experts has released updated base station and transceiver forecasts, which indicate a major disruption in the market for China Mobile TD-LTE production. RF semiconductor suppliers are ramping up production which corresponds with delivery of 207,000 TD-LTE base stations. However, despite widespread media reports that 200,000 base stations will be deployed during 2013, industry semiconductor suppliers indicate that production and deployment limitations will stretch deliveries over a period of roughly 18 months.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics announced the introduction of a new, down-leaded version of its Interpoint MFP Series Point of Load (POL) converters. This new version, available in both flanged and non-flanged packages, is a single output 16 watt dc-dc converter providing output voltages from 0.64 to 3.5 V from a source voltage of 3 to 6 V with up to 90 percent efficiency.
Analog Devices Inc. unveiled the newest addition to its line of FPGA development platform-compatible FPGA mezzanine cards (FMC) incorporating JEDEC JESD204B SerDes (serializer/de-serializer) technology today. Digital and analog designers can use the AD9250-FMC-250EBZ kit to simplify and rapidly prototype high-speed JESD204B A/D converter-to-FPGA platforms.
New bandwidths, mixed-signal analysis and options for testing USB interfaces, CAN LIN buses and audio signals: Rohde & Schwarz significantly expanded its oscilloscope portfolio in 2012. At the embedded world 2013 trade fair in Nuremberg (hall 4, booth 112), the company will present its latest applications, two new probes and other state-of-the-art products.