PMC-Sierra introduced the PM6373 POLO 40G System-on-Chip for coherent optical networking. The SoC is a single chip CMOS coherent DP-(D)QPSK transmission transceiver. The PMC-Sierra PM6373 POLO 40G features chromatic dispersion (CD), polarization mode dispersion (PMD), second order PMD (SOP), and high-rate polarization tracking. The device will sample later this year. The POLO 40G is implemented in 40nm CMOS technology and packaged in a 480-pin 23mm x 23mm FCBGA package.
Texas Instruments announced the ADS5263 quad-channel, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter. The ADS5263 ADC features a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 84.6 dBFS with 10-MHz input and a sampling frequency of up to 100 MSPS. The TI ADS5263 is available now in two 9-mm x 9-mm QFN package options. The regular package for applications without a magnetic field is priced at $236.50 (quantities of 1,000). The non-magnetic package option for applications with a magnetic field is priced at $385.50 (quantities of 1,000). The ADC is ideal for medical imaging applications.
Texas Instruments announced the stackable bq76PL536 battery management integrated circuit. The TI bq76PL536 increases the life of rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs and maximizes available energy. The IC features analog-to-digital converters for independent cell voltage and temperature protection, cell balancing and isolated chip-to-chip communication. The bq76PL536 and AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified bq76PL536-Q1 battery monitors are available now in a 64-pin HTQFP package. Pricing starts at $4.30 (quantities of 1,000). The battery monitor, balancer and protector is ideal for hybrid and electric vehicles, power tools and uninterruptible power source (UPS) applications.
Texas Instruments introduced the TMP103 digital temperature sensor. The TI TMP103 features a two-wire interface that is compatible with both I2C and SMBus interfaces. Up to eight TMP103′s can be tied together in parallel and easily read by the host. The TMP103 sensor consumes 97% less power and is 75% smaller than the next closest competitor. The TMP103 is available now in a 0.76-mm x 0.76-mm four-ball wafer chip-scale package (WCSP). It is priced at $0.39 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Ocular introduced their 15-inch Crystal Touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel. The new larger size projected capacitive touch panel is ideal for environmentally challenging embedded systems and applications made for multiple users to use simultaneously. The 15.6″ Crystal Touch PCAP true multi-touch panel is now available in sample quantities and will be available for volume shipments in June. Minimum volume pricing starts at $109 USD per unit. Integrated solutions that combine an optically bonded TFT display with a Crystal Touch panel are also available.
Analog Devices announced their ADV7619 3-GHz HDMI receiver. The ADV7619 is a highly-integrated, single-chip, dual-port 3-GHz receiver solution. The ADI chip supports High-Definition Multimedia Interface specification version 1.4a, 3D display resolutions and extended colorimetry. The ADI ADV7619 is sampling now, with full availability in June 2011. The 14 mm x 14 mm (TQFP_EP) IC is priced at $7.09 (in 1,000 quantities). The ADV7619 is ideal for next-generation home entertainment AV (audio/video) systems.
Texas Instruments launched the TAS5727 25-watt digital audio power amplifier for stereo bridge-tied speakers. The TI TAS5727 features two-band dynamic range compression, audio processing in two different frequency bands, 32% lower RDS(on) and 20% lower total case temperature. The TAS5727 IC is available now in a surface mount 48-pin HTQFP package. The chip is priced at $2.50 each (quantities of 1,000).
VLSI Solution introduced the VS1063 audio codec chip. The VS1063 can encode many audio formats: MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The MP3 and Ogg Vorbis encoders are optimized for the highest possible audio fidelity for high-quality audio streaming or recording. The VS1063 audio codec chip can play back MP2, MP3, WMA, OGG, LC-AAC, HC-AAC, FLAC, IMA, G.711 u-law, G.711 a-law, G.722 and WAV PCM formats. Samples of the VS1063 IC will available in June 2011. Mass production of the devices are expected to begin in September 2011.
Ambarella introduced the A7 IP Camera SoC for video surveillance applications. The Ambarella A7 features an ARM CPU, multi-streaming 1080p60 H.264 encoder, up to 500 MHz pixel capture rate (equivalent to 8 Megapixels at 60 frames per second), and power consumption of less than 1.5 Watts. The chip’s 3D motion compensated noise reduction eliminates the motion smearing and ghosting artifacts that are commonly associated with motion adaptive 3D filtering. The Ambarella A7 IP Camera SoC is sampling now.
Microchip Technology introduced the MCP4706/16/26 (MCP47X6) Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) devices. The non-volatile MCP47X6 DACs feature buffered 8-,10- and 12-bit voltage output options and integrated EEPROM. The MCP4706, MCP4716 and MCP4726 DAC chips are available in 6-pin SOT-23 and 2 mm x 2 mm DFN packages. Prices ranging from $0.51 to $0.69 each (in 10,000-unit quantities). They are ideal for wireless microphones, mp3-player accessories, motor control, flow measurement, temperature control and light control applications.