SOURCE: Intersil

January 08, 2010 10:00 ET

Precision CCD Driver Provides World's Highest Speed, Most Accurate Image Sensor Driving Solution

ISL55112 Operates at High Clock Speed With Low Skew, Enabling Faster Readout of Image Sensors in Digital Still and Video Cameras

MILPITAS, CA and LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 8, 2010) - CES International -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors, today introduced a new charge-coupled device (CCD) driver that provides the industry's fastest, most accurate image sensor driving solution for digital imaging products.

The 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 with minimum variation over temperature while operating at high clock rates. Rise and fall times are user programmable, allowing for the removal of normally required electromagnetic interference (EMI) damping components.

The ISL55112 dual CCD driver meets the needs of portable camera designers by using small 4x5mm TQFN packaging and by providing a largely mirrored pin-out that allows a pair of devices to be used with sensors having dual video outputs with minimal wasted board space. Integration of additional reset gate (RG) and last h (HL) drivers significantly simplifies signal routing and saves space on the sensor board.

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. It is also compatible with low power 3V logic devices.

The ISL55112 can operate from a supply voltage up to 8V which can be unipolar or bipolar, making it compatible with a wide range of CCD sensor devices, and allowing it to be used in a wide range of imaging platforms.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL55112 is now available in a 24 lead 4mm x 5mm TQFN package. Pricing starts at $1.59 in 1000-unit quantities.

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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