NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced CGVxpress™, an important extension to its high speed data converter technology portfolio and the next generation of the CGV™ high speed serial interface announced in 2009. The CGVxpress will be used in future NXP ADC and DAC product families.

CGVxpress (Convertisseur Grande Vitesse or High Speed Converter) interface technology is suitable for: wireless infrastructure (WIFR), industrial, scientific, medical (ISM), and aerospace and defense (A&D) applications, where high bandwidth, sample accurate lane synchronization and deterministic latency are critical technical requirements. The CGVxpress feature set also includes support for Multi-Device Synchronization (MDS), which solves tough system synchronization and latency challenges in many digital communications system applications, including LTE and LTE-Advanced MIMO radio base stations.

“NXP continues to strengthen its leadership position in high-speed serial interfaces with a major enhancement to CGV, and set the pace for data converter innovation,” said Maury Wood, Product Line General Manager, high speed converters, NXP Semiconductors. “CGVxpress delivers value that goes beyond traditional parallel interfaces, providing dramatic enhancements to ease-of-use, cost benefits and system architecture. The technology and performance enhancements enabled by CGVxpress will drive this serial interface into ubiquitous adoption by data acquisition system engineers worldwide.”