San Diego, CA -- July 6, 2006 -- Utilizing its core 12bit / 50 Msps Analog Digital Converter design (known as “Dino”), IQ Analog now delivers a complete analog front end solution for 12-bit, 10 MHz analog interfaces. This analog front end IP is suitable for both digitizing 12 bit resolution and generation of 12 MHz bandwidth signals. The Rx performance at 10 MHz delivers Signal to Noise Distortion ratio (SNDR) > 65 dB and Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) > 68 dB. With a die area of 1.6 mm2, the combination of throughput performance, low power consumption, and size provide real differentiation for Systems-on-Chip solutions for WiMax and 802.11x transceiver applications.
The AFE currently is supported on TSMC, UMC, Silterra, and SMIC foundries, However as Mike Kappes, IQ Analog President and Founder notes; “our versatile process development kit was developed with process portability in mind, across both foundries and process technologies. We can use one database for UMC, Silterra, or anyone else, and furthermore the same database will port quickly from 0.18u down to 90nm.”
IQ Analog is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, CA, with partners in China and Israel. The company offers analog interface components including a range of Analog Digital Converters (10 bit / 40 Msps, 12 bit / 50 Msps, 12 bit / 100 Msps) as well as a High Fidelity Audio Codec. IQ Analog provides world class design and customization services to support its IP portfolio.