SOURCE: Intersil

November 11, 2008 16:00 ET

Intersil to Demonstrate Performance Leadership in High-Speed Data Converters at Electronica 2008

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - ELECTRONICA -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate the capabilities of several products in its growing line of high speed, extremely low power data converters during Electronica 2008, November 11-14, in Hall A4, Booth 207 at the New Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.

Intersil's innovative FemtoCharge® CMOS process, protected by over 32 patents, produces ADCs that use less power, achieve higher data speeds, take up less silicon area and are more immune to substrate noise. Because these devices scale with process geometries, they are also easier to integrate with digital systems.

Intersil's high-speed ADC portfolio features more than 50 production devices, including pin-compatible families of 8-bit singles up to 350 MSPS, 10-bit singles and duals up to greater than 500 MSPS and 12-bit singles and duals up to greater than 500 MSPS. These devices use anywhere from one-half to one-fifth the power of comparative data-rate devices and have won numerous industry awards such as EETimes "Ultimate Products," EDN's "Hot 100 Products" and Electronic Design's "Best Electronic Design."

Electronica 2008 marks the first opportunity to see these devices as part of Intersil's high-speed ADC portfolio. The demonstration will include evaluation platform software that shows how to configure the converters for any application, with adjustable skew, gain and offset; multiple power-down modes; and configurable outputs through an easy-to-use SPI port.

More detailed information about Intersil's ADC products can be found by visiting the company's converters webpage at

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, including automotive ICs, 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-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators 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