SOURCE: Intersil


April 06, 2011 13:00 ET

Intersil's MegaQ™ Adaptive Equalizer Named Finalist in 2010 EDN Innovation Awards Competition

ISL59605's Ability to Deliver Composite Video Over One Mile Earns Nomination in Analog IC Category

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) -   Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) announced today that its new ISL59605 adaptive equalizer IC, also known as MegaQ™, has been named a finalist in EDN Magazine's 21st annual Innovation Awards in the Analog IC category (

MegaQ was selected as a finalist for its ability to provide composite video images over a mile, or 1.6 kilometers, of cable. It uses advanced analog and digital techniques to automatically equalize video over Cat-5 or coaxial cable. MegaQ delivers clear video images from various cable types and lengths. It automatically corrects if installers connect the twisted pair backwards, and can handle color or monochrome and NTSC or PAL signals. MegaQ requires no user interaction or adjustments to get the best performance and allows the use of existing infrastructure. Video quality does not depend on the installer. For more information on MegaQ visit

"Since its introduction to the market, we have had significant interest in MegaQ from designers of solutions for the security industry and developers of equipment that move analog video around large areas. The applications for this product are not just within the security market and we are excited to be pursuing unique opportunities, such as inspection in hazardous and remote environments, as well," said Huibert Verhoeven, Vice President and General Manager for Intersil's High Speed Infrastructure Products group. "We at Intersil are honored that EDN Magazine has selected MegaQ as a finalist in its 2010 Innovation Awards."

The Analog IC Category covers innovative products including physical interfaces and discrete devices. Over its lifetime of more than 50 years, EDN has witnessed many distinguished achievements. In 1990, EDN embarked on a special mission to honor the most innovative technological advancements and the designers who invent them. The EDN Innovation Awards program is now in its 21st year and proudly continues its tradition of recognizing rich talent in our industry in several categories.

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