SOURCE: Teledyne Scientific Company

November 13, 2006 06:00 ET

Teledyne Scientific Introduces 12 Bit 2GHz Low Power Digital to Analog Converter

THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Teledyne Scientific Company (TSC), part of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, a premier developer of high-speed mixed signal circuits for commercial and defense applications, announced today the expansion of its digital to analog product family with the release of its 12 Bit 2GS/s converter with extremely low power consumption -- RDA112M4MSLPD.

The RDA112M4MSLPD has been optimized for applications demanding high-performance without sacrificing power. Dissipating only 1.1W the RDA112M4MSLPD is the lowest power DAC in its class. The DAC includes an embedded 4:1 multiplexer to allow direct connection to standard FPGAs or ASICs with no extra components, significantly easing system design constraints. It provides 53dBc of spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) when clocked at a frequency of 2GHz with an output frequency of 500MHz.

The DAC utilizes a segmented current source to reduce glitch energy and achieve high linearity performance. This is the ideal solution for transmitters that require wide bandwidth and high dynamic range at the same time such as satellite communications modems, arbitrary waveform generation for automatic test equipment and exciters for radar equipment.

The RDA112M4MSLPD is packaged in a 224 Ball Grid Array (BGA). Teledyne Scientific is now sampling the DAC and will make it available for full production by the end of 2006, at a unit price of $295 per 1K piece pricing. For more information about this product and other high-speed data conversion products, including ADCs, DACs, and DDFSs, contact or visit our website at

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC (formerly Rockwell Scientific Company LLC) was recently acquired by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Teledyne Scientific Company, based in Thousand Oaks, CA, is a high-technology enterprise with world-class R&D capabilities in materials technology, electronics, and information science. TSC performs research services for the U.S. Government and private sector companies, as well as manufacturing and selling high-value products related to its R&D efforts.

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