SOURCE: NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors

May 03, 2011 07:00 ET

NXP Announces the World's Highest Performance RF Digital-to-Analog Converter

Significant Circuit Innovations Enable Linearity Performance Breakthroughs

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the DAC1627D -- a 16-bit dual-channel LVDS DDR interface Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) which supports output update rates of up to 1.25 Gsps. In terms of dynamic performance specifications, this new high-speed DAC offers best-in-class single tone SFDR performance and two-tone intermodulation distortion over a broad output bandwidth of 200 MHz. The first public demonstration of the DAC1627D will be made in the NXP booth (no. 420) at IMS2011, the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium held June 7-9, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Developed primarily for wireless infrastructure applications, the DAC1627D1G25 is fully compliant to the Multi-Carrier GSM spectral mask and the LTE and LTE-Advanced transmit specification, with comfortable margins. As a result, the DAC1627D is ideal for multi-standard radio base stations, allowing design engineers to employ a single DAC transmit architecture, which minimizes the system bill-of-material costs.

"The technology advances in cellular infrastructure demand ever higher performance in RF data converters. The introduction of NXP's DAC1627D, its high performance and high-speed digital to analog converter device, provides a compelling solution in this quickly evolving segment," said Flint Pulskamp, wireless and wired communications semiconductor analyst at IDC.

"The achievement announced today, the highest performance RF DAC, is a culmination of decades of experience and innovation in high performance data converters," said Maury Wood, general manager, High Speed Converters product line, NXP Semiconductors. "When combined with CGVxpress™ and CGV™, NXP's implementation of the industry-leading JESD204A high speed serial interface, NXP has a roadmap that meets the most demanding digital radio transmitter signal fidelity requirements. NXP continues to work closely with our customers to bring new levels of radio frequency digital-to-analog performance to next-generation radio base stations, and other digital communications and signal synthesis applications."

The DAC1627D incorporates elements of NXP's CGV technology feature set, including Multi-Device Synchronization (MDS), which solves tough system synchronization and latency challenges in many digital communications system applications, including MIMO and active antenna array LTE radio base stations.

At IMS2011, NXP will also showcase the DAC1627D1G25 plus the BGX7100 IQ Modulator on a dedicated evaluation/demonstration printed circuit board which, in combination, deliver optimum RF performance.

Product information on the DAC1627D is available at:
http://www.nxp.com/pip/DAC1627D1G25HN.html

About NXP High Speed Data Converters
NXP is a leader in high performance mixed-signal IC products and the recognized leader in SERDES-based serial interfaces for high speed converters. NXP offers a broad selection of high-speed data converters, with digital interfaces including JESD204A-compliant CGV, CMOS LVCMOS and LVDS DDR interfaces. These high speed converters are suitable for wireless infrastructure, industrial, scientific, medical, aerospace and defence applications.

Further information about NXP high speed data converters is available at:
http://www.nxp.com/products/data_converters

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 30 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.nxp.com.

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