Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16F1512/13 8-bit eXtreme low Power (XLP) Enhanced Midrange Core PIC microcontrollers. The PIC16F1512 and PIC16F1513 are available now for sampling and volume production in 28-pin SSOP, SOIC, SPDIP and 4 x 4 x 0.5 mm UQFN packages. Prices start at $0.58 each in high-volume quantities. The general-purpose MCUs are ideal for appliance, medical, consumer and automotive applications.
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.
Signatec introduced the PX1500-2, which is a PCIe-based wideband A/D board. The PX1500-2 captures two synchronized analog channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or one channel up to 3 GHz when interleaving the ADC data. The Signatec PX1500-2 features 1 GB on-board memory (configured as a large FIFO) and a PCIe x8 bus. It can continuously sustain long recordings at up to 1.4 GB/s through the PCIe x8 bus (both mechanical and electrical) to PC disk storage without any break in the analog record. Signatec’s PX1500-2 is currently shipping with a 10 week delivery forecast.
Microchip Technology introduced the 8-bit PIC18F87J72 microcontroller (MCU) family. The PIC18F87J72 microcontrollers feature a dual-channel 16-/24-bit Analog Front End (AFE), 64 or 128 KB Flash program memory, 4 KB RAM, LCD driver, hardware Real-Time Clock/Calendar (RTCC), and a Charge-Time Measurement Unit (CTMU). The new Microchip MCU devices are ideal for single-phase, multi-function smart-metering and energy-monitoring applications. The PIC18F87J72 is available now for $3.93 each in 10,000-unit quantities for 64 KB Flash program memory.
ZMDI announced 12 new members of their SARah converter family. The ZADC510x and ZADC512x A/D-converters have a dual-core and operate with sampling rates of up to 1MSample/s. The SARah family’s 10/12-bit dual-core ADCs for high-speed applications are sampling now and will be available in production volumes at the end of this quarter. They will be offered in an SSOP package and suitable for operation at temperatures of -25 to +85°C. Approximate unit prices range from Euro 2.00 to Euro 5.00 and US $2.80 to $7, depending on the model, based on unit quantities of 1,000.
imec and Holst Centre announced an ultra-low power 8 bit analog to digital convertor (ADC) that consumes only 30fJ energy per conversion step. The ADC is ideal for upcoming low energy radios in the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) radio bands such as low-energy Bluetooth or IEEE 802.15.6 for body-area networks.
Analog Devices (ADI) introduced the Blackfin BF50x series of processors for converged digital signal and control processing applications. BF50x processors enable designers to achieve gains in signal conversion and computational precision, and apply advanced power control techniques to yield greater energy efficiency for industrial applications. Blackfin BF50x processors are sampling to today.
Texas Instruments announced the ADS4149 high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The ADS4149 features ultra-low power consumption and excellent dynamic performance across wide signal bandwidths from DC up to 550 MHz. The ADS4149 and companion single configuration parts are available today in a 48-pin QFN package. The ADS4149 is priced at $89 in 1,000-unit quantities. Multi-channel options will be available in 1H2010.