Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2323-16, a dual 16-bit 5 Msps simultaneous sampling, successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with flexible differential inputs. The LTC2323-16 supports a wide input common mode range and simplifies system-level design by relaxing the signal conditioning requirements to drive the ADC with a wide range of analog signals up to Nyquist frequencies.
The Molex SpeedStack™ mezzanine connector system provides a low profile solution for PCB space savings and a narrow body width for optimized airflow in high-speed and very dense applications. Compact SpeedStack connectors feature a stack height of 4.00mm and support data rates up to 40 Gbps per differential pair. SpeedStack connectors will be displayed at Molex booth 117, DesignCon 2014.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1 Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide ±10.24 V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial applications. The device operates from a single 5V supply, achieves 100 dB SNR and -110 dB THD and features an internal 2.048 V (20 ppm/°C max) reference and reference buffer. An input divider network scales and level shifts the input signal, eliminating complicated circuitry required to directly interface true bipolar signals.
SenarioTek, a leading designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave products, announced the differential product extension of the FlexMatrix reconfigurable RF switch matrix series targeting the automation and characterization of high-speed devices.
Isola Group S.a.r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), announced its new low loss, low skew, high-speed material, GigaSync™. This product has been engineered to eliminate skew issues in high-speed designs that use differential pairs to create a balanced transmission system able to carry differential (equal and opposite) signals across a printed circuit board.
In addition to various new options for its oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz has continued to expand its range of probes as well: Available for the first time on the market, there is now a broadband, ground-referenced model with a range up to 6 GHz. A differential high-voltage probe is also available.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and RF ICs, introduced a dual-channel differential amplifier for driving high speed 12- to 18-bit A/D converters. Featuring a 3dB bandwidth of 4.5 GHz, the ADL5566 differential amplifier is optimized for wideband, high IF (intermediate frequency), low distortion, and noise performance out to 500 MHz.
Linear Technology announces the LTC6417, a fully differential buffer amplifier with only 1.5nV/√Hz output-referred noise. The LTC6417 is capable of driving a differential 50 Ohm 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 600 MHz. At 140 MHz, OIP3 is 46 dBm, and HD3 is -69 dBc with 2.4 VP-P output swing into a 50Ohm load.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced economical semipermanent solder-in probing solutions for its InfiniiMax III oscilloscope probing system. Engineers can use these accessories forhigh-speed digital system design, component design/characterization and differential serial bus measurements.
LeCroy Corp. announced a new WaveLink differential probe product line – the Dxx30 Series – with models available at 8, 10 and 13 GHz. These probes offer high input dynamic range – 3.5Vpk-pk – and large offset range - ±4V. With their combination of high bandwidth and voltage range, they are ideal for measuring high-speed DDR signals, such as DDR3, DDR4, and LPDDR3. The probes are available as modular components, or as complete probe systems (-PS part numbers) for ordering convenience.