SOURCE: Intersil

January 05, 2010 14:12 ET

Intersil Showcases Latest Technologies for Audio and Video at International CES

Company to Highlight Its Newest D2Audio® Digital Audio Engine (DAE) and Latest Products for Still and Video Cameras at CES, South Hall 1, Booth 21422

MILPITAS, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2010) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that it will showcase its latest D2Audio products, a new IC for still and video cameras as well as its Q:Active® HD line of high-performance DisplayPort cables at the International CES. In addition, the company will demonstrate its latest products for light and proximity sensors, displays, SmartPhones and home theatre applications.

At CES, Intersil will introduce the following exciting products and technologies:

D2Audio DTV SoundSuite™

At CES, Intersil will be showing demos of its D2-41051, D2-41151, D2-45057 and D2-45157 products. These are System-on-Chip (SoC) Class-D digital audio amplifiers that provide a complete, cost-effective audio solutions for digital TV systems, PC multimedia speakers, portable device docking stations and other high-volume consumer products. All of the devices provide a complete audio system, combining the industry's most powerful, efficient audio processor and PWM controller with extensive integrated DSP processing and configurable audio processing algorithms. They provide the industry's broadest feature set, highest amplifier efficiency and lowest system material cost.

WIDESound x 4™ Multi-Channel Soundbar Simulator

Visitors to Intersil's booth will be able to experience WIDESound x 4™ technology, a multi-channel soundbar simulated "virtualization" effect that greatly enhances audio capabilities in flat panel TVs or other applications where full sized speakers are impractical. WIDESound x 4 utilizes the full power of a true digital signal processing (DSP) system with enhanced control of the simulated loudspeaker system. Variations of the WIDESound x 4 technology allow for soundbar implementations of two, four or six loudspeaker systems for a completely scalable architecture.

World's Fastest, Most Accurate Image Sensor Driving Solution

Intersil's new ISL55112 dual CCD driver uses a patented technique to deliver fast, matched rise and fall times into highly capacitive image sensor loads. This results in stable, predictable CCD driver waveforms that meet the needs of portable still or video camera designers. Small 4x5mm TQFN packaging allows a pair of devices to be used with sensors having dual video outputs, minimizing board space. With energy-saving features such as quick recovery standby and an ultra-efficient power-down mode, the ISL55112 offers substantial improvements in battery life for digital cameras.

Q:Active DisplayPort Cables

At CES, Intersil will also demonstrate its Q:Active® HD line of high-performance DisplayPort cables. Visitors will be able to experience deep color, full-bandwidth HD digital video running over the industry's longest and thinnest copper Mini DisplayPort (mDP) to DisplayPort hybrid cable. Intersil's CES demo shows 50Gbps of Deep Color video information running 20 meters to a 25 megapixel HyperWall in stunning clarity. These "active cables" support the full 8.64Gbps bandwidth of DisplayPort 1.1, enabling a resolution of 2560p x 1600p through up to 50 meters of copper cable -- far exceeding the capabilities of interconnects which are currently limited to lengths of 3 meters or less.

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as, flat panel displays, cell phones, other handheld systems, and notebooks. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at