Meylan, France – January 25, 2010 -- The Helium architecture, already successfully implemented by Dolphin Integration in 130 nm G audio CODECs, is now adapted to the 180 nm and its shrunk versions at 160 nm and 152 nm. Specifically suited for portable applications requiring the longest playback capability, Helium components are cost-optimized both through silicon area and through lowest Bill-of-Material. It meanwhile provides the smallest power consumption, leaving far behind the competing embedded solutions currently available. Indeed, its complete DAC to headphone path achieves a power consumption as low as 7.5 mW in playback mode in 180 nm.
These figures encompass of course the power consumption of both the analog and logic parts with the PLL-less circuitry!
A complete range of cores and peripherals is offered thanks to the JAXAUDIO approach, namely a kit of pre-designed elements, ready-for-assembly for a fast and safe release of high resolution Delta-Sigma Audio Converters such as 95 dB DAC and 85 dB ADC cores, with headphone driver, microphone, speaker driver... – This method enables delivering specialized configurations perfectly matching application constraints.
shDAC95.MP02-Helium, a 95 dB Helium DAC and headphone driver is upgradable in 180 nm and its shrunk versions into a first Dolphin CODEC for smart phones with line-input and output, microphone, headphone and speaker driver.
For more information, feel free to download shDAC95.MP02-Helium presentation sheet or to contact Hélène Colin: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Dolphin Integration
Dolphin Integration is up to their charter as the most adaptive creator in the Microelectronics Design Industry to "enable mixed signal Systems-on-Chip". It stars a quality management stimulating reactivity for innovation and Foundry independence. Their current mission is to supply worldwide customers with fault-free, high-yield and reliable sets of CMOS Virtual Components, resilient to noise and drastic for low power-consumption, together with engineering assistance and product evolutions customized to their needs.
For more information about Dolphin, visit: www.dolphin-integration.com