Company Plans to Offer Data Conversion Core for Integration in System-on-Chip Designs for Ethernet and Wireless Communication Applications
Milpitas, CA, – February 3, 2004 (NASDAQ: XICO) -- Xicor, Inc., a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits today announced that the company will license a high performance analog-to-digital converter design for use by system-on-chip manufacturers in the communications market.
The analog-to-digital converter design has been implemented in a standard 1 volt 0.13 micron logic flow. The data converter provides 8-bit resolution with up to a 250 MHz sample rate. The device is ideal for use in low-power high frequency signal processing applications in copper gigabit Ethernet physical layer designs and analog transceiver applications for wireless communications systems.
“The need for integration of analog and digital circuits in sub-micron communication applications is a critical but daunting task,” commented John Sramek, Xicor's vice president of business development. “The availability of proven data converter technology in 0.13 micron logic process is very limited. We have been successful working with companies to utilize our analog-to-digital converter intellectual property in very demanding applications. This technology allows companies in the high speed Ethernet or wireless transceiver markets to integrate a high performance analog-to-digital converter without the limitations imposed by larger geometries or mixed-signal process flows.”
Mr. Sramek continued, “While the volumes in copper gigabit Ethernet and wireless transceiver applications are significant, time-to-market is critical. Xicor has developed an expertise that will help manufacturers meet the technical, economic and market needs. Our product development strategy benefits from the revenue generated in the intellectual property area with this hybrid business model and we gain intimate customer relationships with leaders in the communications industry.”
The technology has been successfully demonstrated in silicon and is now available on a licensed basis. Customers interested in device specifications should contact John Sramek at (408) 546-3531.
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