RealVideo and RealAudio on Blackfin shrink time to market for PMPs

Beijing, China(11/20/2007) - Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) today announced that it is working with RealNetworks®, Inc. to provide the latest generation of Personal Media featuring full D1 broadcast resolution playback of RealVideo® and RealAudio® media files, the same formats used in RealPlayer®. The combined efficiency of the RealVideo format and the performance of the Blackfin® processor deliver a high-quality level of video playback traditionally not found in personal media players. This fall Chinese market leader Aigo introduced two models, the Aigo E898 and F965R, that feature support of RealVideo, RealAudio and the RMVB formats running on a Blackfin processor. Aigo credits the Blackfin with shortening time to market and reducing the risk in product design, since the inherent programmability of Blackfin allows for rapid development cycles.

According to Kevin Wang, senior manager at iSuppli Corporation, “iSuppli expects that China’s domestic portable media players (PMPs) production will grow to 122 million units by 2011. Although at present the market is dominated by low-end MP4 players, in the newest players with RealVideo, RealAudio and RMVB support, Chinese manufacturers have the most favored media format today. The new products will also greatly enrich the source of content through downloading directly from the Internet. ADI’s Blackfin product can help Chinese PMP makers introduce new PMPs with shorter time to market, leveraging third-party design houses. Blackfin products from ADI are already widely adopted in mobile TVs and the DVR market in Asia.”

Martin Schwarz, assistant vice president of format for RealNetworks, commented, “RealPlayer is the leading media player in the Chinese market and the RealVideo format is the preferred digital media format. We are excited that the Blackfin embedded processor supports high quality and stable decoding of RealVideo and RMVB media at a full D1 broadcast resolution and 16M colors. We are pleased that Aigo has continued to extend its line of PMP devices to support RealVideo and RMVB files by leveraging the Blackfin processor from ADI.”

“The pairing of Blackfin and Real’s formats in the latest PMP products demonstrates that Blackfin is being adopted in demanding applications across the electronics industry and the world. Analog Devices is very pleased with the results of this effort with Aigo and RealNetworks to extend the display capabilities of personal media players to full broadcast resolution. With our worldwide partners, we are advancing technology innovation, not only in handheld video technology, but in industrial, digital home and automotive markets. The contributions of our partners such as IPED, in Hangzhou, in integrating the Aigo PMP solution are highly valued,” said Maury Wood, director of personal media player technologies at Analog Devices.

“Aigo has been depending on Blackfin processors for a number of media player applications because we can rapidly add and change features to respond to market opportunities. When we defined the latest products with RealVideo, RealAudio and RMVB playback, we were confident that Blackfin would provide the required processing power, time to market and battery life. We are very pleased with the outcome. Blackfin provides a strategic advantage to Aigo, by allowing us to quickly bring the highest quality products in the media player market to customers,” said Zhang Yongfeng, general manager of the Multimedia Group, Aigo.

A Convergent Future Demands Blackfin-Class Processing
Analog Devices’ Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor with the industry’s highest performance and power efficiency for applications where a convergence of capabilities -- multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; and real-time security and control processing -- are critical. It is this powerful combination of software flexibility and scalability that has gained Blackfin widespread adoption in convergent applications such as digital home entertainment, networked and streaming media, automotive telematics and infotainment, and digital radio and mobile TV.
 
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Consuming just 50 mW of power at a 250-MHz clock rate, ADI’s direct digital synthesis IC delivers price and performance to mobile industrial and communications devices.

Norwood, MA(12/10/2007) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, is expanding the applicability of its industry leading direct digital synthesis technology into battery-powered industrial, communications and defense electronics applications with the introduction of a complete low-power, low-cost Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) specifically designed for wireless, handheld equipment. Unlike competing approaches used to synthesize a digitally controlled frequency, the AD9913 is the first DDS device to deliver a 250-MHz clock rate while consuming as little as 50 mW of power. At less than $5 in volume quantities and available in a compact chip-scale package, the new IC is ideally suited for portable barcode scanners, radar detectors, remote radio controls and other products that require a cost-effective combination of performance and low-power operation.

Unlike phase-locked loop (PLL) devices, which suffer from settling times measured in microseconds and fine-tuning limitations, the AD9913 settles in nanoseconds with granularity well below 10 mHz. Other approaches, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with embedded DDS functions, have difficulty matching the AD9913’s greater than 80-dB spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) performance on a 100-MHz output signal while requiring higher operating power and the addition of a discrete digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to synthesize the sine wave. The AD9913 includes an on-chip 10-bit high-speed DAC with no price premium compared to a stand-alone DAC. The fine-tuning granularity and higher SFDR of the AD9913 allow it to more quickly and accurately generate a stable signal in the band of interest. In a remote radio-controlled application, for example, such as an unmanned aircraft, this means the operator is less likely to lose contact with the airplane due to frequency interference that can result in a dropped signal.

“Larger systems like wireless base stations and test and measurement equipment have been taking advantage of the higher operating-frequency ranges, faster linear frequency hopping and other performance benefits of DDS technology for the better part of a decade,” said Kevin Kattmann, product line director of High-Speed Signal Processing, Analog Devices. “With the launch of the AD9913, designers of battery-powered devices can now incorporate the same faster switching speeds, fine frequency resolutions and broader frequency spectrum into their products with no price or power penalty.”

Availability and Pricing
The AD9913 is available in full production quantities. The AD9913 costs $4.65 per unit in 100,000-unit quantities and is available in a 32-lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package). For more information, visit: http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0,2877,AD9913,00.html?ref=ASC-LH-214.
 
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TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL (12/12/2007) - EtherWaves, the industry leader for Digital Automobile Radio Intellectual Property (IP), announced today that it has developed a revolutionary Software Defined Radio solution based on a single low-power Blackfin BF522 processor from Analog Devices (ADI). The new EtherWaves Dual-Tuner, can simultaneously decode two digital signals from different (or identical) systems, such as DAB+ or DMB enabling the ability to provide DAB audio service and traffic information simultaneously.

“The EtherWaves ClearSignal Dual-Tuner is a major step forward in the efforts to integrate driver assistance into the infotainment centers of the next generation of automobiles,” said Mark Gill, Automotive Product Line Director, DSP Products, “We are pleased to be working with EtherWaves to extend the capabilities of Software Defined Radio with Blackfin processors.”

Combining the multi-standard capabilities of ClearSignal and the performance of Blackfin, the new dual-tuner solution addresses an exciting range of Digital Radio capabilities, such as listening to one DAB audio service, while decoding TPEG traffic information or another DAB data service. When the baseband decoding of two services is not necessary, the system can use the dual-tuner capability for Diversity Reception.

“The European automotive industry has been long seeking a cost-effective solution to the challenge of dual digital radio reception and for seamless reception when travelling between regions with different Digital Radio standards, as well as for the future standards proof flexibility which can be only achieved by software defined radio. The combination of the innovative ClearSignal Dual-Tuner with multi-standard support running on a single BlackFin processor is a natural fit,” said Marius Gafen, Vice President of Product Marketing at EtherWaves. “It reinforces the leadership of EtherWaves and Analog Devices in the automotive SDR market, where they already share a number of design wins with Tier 1 players,” he added.

Pricing and Availability
The ClearSignal Dual-Tuner solution design includes appropriate interfaces to all de-facto standard tuners in the automotive industry. An evaluation version, executing on a standard EtherWaves ClearSignal or Analog Devices evaluation board, is expected in Q1 2008. The attractive pricing of the Dual-Tuner option uses the customer-friendly EtherWaves license fee model, which includes customization and NRE options. Contact EtherWaves for further details on pricing and availability of the ClearSignal Dual-Tuner solution.

About EtherWaves
EtherWaves Ltd. develops and licenses Digital Radio Intellectual Property (IP), targeting the Automotive market, as well as System-On-Chip (SoC) and Consumer Electronics markets. EtherWaves uses its core competencies and expertise to develop Digital Broadcast Receiver solutions based on Software Defined Radio. The company’s ClearSignal technology enables high-quality, multi-standard Digital Broadcast reception. Products currently support DAB, DAB+, T-DMB and FM and will also comply with DRM, HD Radio, DMB-T (China) and ISDB-T. EtherWaves is a privately held company with headquarters in Israel. For more information, please visit us at http://www.etherwaves.com.
 
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Norwood, MA(2/13/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and market leader in amplifier ICs, today introduced the lowest power voltage-feedback amplifier in its class, making it ideal for densely populated, thermally sensitive instrumentation equipment that requires high-speed signal conditioning. Operating at 850 MHz, the ADA4857 high-speed op amp consumes 5 mA, less than half the power of competing voltage-feedback amps, while featuring the industry’s most well-balanced combination of performance specifications.

The ADA4857 reduces input noise to 4.4 nV/rtHz, which is 50 percent lower than competing amps. With –91-dBc distortion at 10 MHz, the new amplifier provides a 10-dB improvement over voltage-feedback amps that dissipate twice the power. For space-constrained medical imaging, ATE and other multichannel instruments, the 5 mA supply current minimizes the need for active thermal management devices and passive cooling elements, such as fans and heat sinks, thus allowing system designers to reduce development costs and design complexity.

Pricing and Availability
The ADA4857 is sampling now with full volume production scheduled for April 2008. The single-channel ADA4857-1 is available in 3-mm × 3-mm 8-lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package) and 8-lead SOIC (small-outline IC) packages. The dual ADA4857-2 is available in a 4-mm × 4-mm 16-lead LFCSP. The single-channel ADA4857-1 is priced at $0.85 per unit, and the dual ADA4857-2 is priced at $1.39 per unit, both in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0,2877,ADA4857-1,00.html?ref=ASC-LH-233.
 
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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Norwood, MA(11/8/2007) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its CPU voltage regulation and PC thermal monitoring product line to ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: ONNN). The product line to be sold consists of core voltage regulator products for the central processing unit (CPU) in computing and gaming applications and temperature sensors and fan-speed controllers for managing the temperature of the CPU.

The divestiture is consistent with ADI’s ongoing transition of its power management portfolio to high-performance products that complement the company’s market-leading portfolio of signal-processing solutions for industrial, medical and scientific instrumentation, as well as communications infrastructure and consumer electronics.

“This agreement allows us to further focus our power management team on areas such as portable medical devices, wireless infrastructure equipment, and digital TVs, where ADI has outstanding systems expertise and an unparalleled reputation for delivering high performance signal processing solutions,” said Peter Henry, ADI’s vice president for Power Management Products.

“Power considerations play an important role with customers as they look for ways to improve the sound, picture, and connectivity features, as well as the battery life of their products. With a complementary portfolio of power management products, ADI can help customers innovate and achieve new levels of differentiation from their signal processing subsystems,” Mr. Henry continued.

Pursuant to the agreement, Analog Devices will sell to ON certain assets and intellectual property related to the product line and will enter into a one-year manufacturing supply arrangement for a total consideration of approximately $185 million in cash. The product line represented approximately $80 million in revenue for ADI during fiscal year 2007, which ended November 3, 2007.

ADI management plans to discuss the transaction in more detail during its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter earnings conference call scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The boards of directors of both companies have approved the transaction, which is expected to close during ADI’s first quarter of fiscal 2008, following the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and other customary closing conditions.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected closing of the transaction between ADI and ON, the expected benefits of the transaction to ADI, ON, and customers, and ADI’s future power management strategy. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the closing of the transaction is subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals, and other material closing conditions, any failure of which to satisfy may delay or prevent the closing of the transaction; the transaction may involve unexpected costs, thereby reducing the net proceeds to ADI; the expected benefits of the transaction may not be achieved in a timely manner, or at all; and disruption from the transaction may adversely affect relationships with customers, suppliers, or employees. For detailed information about factors that could cause ADI’s actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to ADI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including ADI’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.
 
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- ADI’s AD8372 VGA features industry-best accuracy, gain control and noise figure, allowing cable providers to keep pace with commercial and residential demands for increased bandwidth.

Norwood, MA(2/12/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is introducing a general-purpose two-channel, digitally controlled VGA (Variable-gain amplifier) developed with specific features for today’s CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) upstream receiver applications. The two-channel AD8372 VGA enables designers to incorporate more CMTS channels while simultaneously improving modem performance and the quality of upstream cable signals. The new VGA’s space-saving design reduces component count and board area by allowing designers to fit more channels into a given space or pack the same number of channels into a smaller area.

For wide-dynamic-range applications, the AD8372 offers a broad 41-dB gain range, with 1-dB steps and 0.2-dB resolution. The gain is programmed through a bidirectional 4-pin, 8-bit serial port, which consists of clock, latch, data input and data output lines for each channel. The 41-dB control range enables designers to keep input signals above the noise floor, while using the full-scale range of a wider variety of ADCs (analog-to-digital converters). The 41-dB gain range makes the AD8372 an essential component for multiple cable applications, including CMTS.

The AD8372, which accepts differential inputs and provides differential outputs, requires no baluns. It provides better than 77-dBc second and third harmonic distortion (HD) and 55-dB common-mode rejection (CMR). Compared to competitive products, the AD8372 delivers 35 percent more gain control range and improved second harmonic distortion in roughly 20 percent of the board space.

Availability and Pricing
The AD8372 amplifier is now shipping in production quantities and is available in a compact, thermally enhanced 5-mm × 5-mm 32-lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip scale package). The device operates over a temperature range of –40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius. The AD8372 is priced at $6.50 per unit in 1,000-piece quantities. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/AD8372.
 
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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-ADI’s AD8363 TruPwrTM™ RMS power detector offers improved accuracy, single-ended drive and extended operating temperature in a compact 4 x 4 mm LFCSP package.

Norwood, MA(2/11/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced the AD8363 TruPwrTM™ root-mean-square (RMS) power detector that precisely measures signals with highly varying crest factors up to 6 GHz used in WiMAX/802.16, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE applications. The AD8363 supports the communications industry’s focus on increasing efficiency and improving ease-of-use to reduce the overall system size and cost. The AD8363 targets high performance RF applications including power amplifier (PA) linearization/control loops, transmitter power control, transmitter signal strength indication (TSSI) and RF instrumentation. Accurate control of PA output power significantly reduces cost and improves efficiency. TruPwrTM ICs are ADI’s award winning portfolio of patented RMS detectors. ADI offers one of the most extensive RMS portfolios in the market.

The AD8363 is ideally suited for next-generation radio frequency (RF) applications using complex signals with highly varying peak-to-average ratios. The signal is sent directly into the single-ended input eliminating the need for an external balun, unlike power detectors from previous generations. The AD8363 achieves + 0.5 dB accuracy over the entire 50 dB + 1 dB dynamic range. The output is linear-in-dB, and scaled to 50 mV/dB, but other slopes can be arranged. The AD8363 is fully specified and stable over the entire frequency range of 50 Hz to 6 GHz, operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to 125 degrees C and supply voltage range of 4.5 to 5.5 V. With these specifications the most stringent power measurement applications can be accurately realized. For more information, visit www.analog.com/pr/AD8363.

Availability and Pricing
The AD8363 is currently sampling and will be available in production quantities in April 2008. The device is packaged in a compact 16-lead 4x4 mm LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package) with a price of $5.25 per unit in 1000-piece quantities.
 
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- ADI’s AD8260 digital VGA and driver sets new output benchmark with greater than ±200-mA drive capability, while integrating three discrete functions for industrial and automotive cabling applications.

Norwood, MA(2/6/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and market leader in amplifier ICs, today introduced a digitally programmable VGA (variable gain amplifier) with transmit driver that sets a new standard of performance for driving signals over power lines, cables, and other applications with low impedance. The AD8260 operates on a single 3.3-V power supply and has a transmit driver that produces ±200-mA output up to 100 kHz, and greater than ±100-mA above that frequency. This is an improvement over competing solutions using a discrete VGA, output driver and pre-amp, which consume 90 percent more board space, and require multiple power supplies.

The AD8260 VGA operates at -3dB bandwidth of 200-MHz and includes a 30-dB gain range digitally adjustable in 3-dB gain steps providing the headroom needed for losses introduced in various cabling systems. The new VGA features 2.4nV/rtHz input voltage noise and driver with a built-in gain of 1.5, which is ideal for converting DAC (digital-to-analog converter) differential output signals to a voltage that can directly drive very low impedances. The AD8260 can fully drive a 10  load with 2 Vpp at 10 MHz. In addition, the chip dissipates just 93 mW of power, which is less than half that of competing devices.

More About the AD8260
The AD8260 includes a high-current driver, usable as a transmitter, and a low-noise digitally programmable VGA, which is useable as a receiver, combined in a 5 mm x 5 mm chip-scale package. The receiver section consists of a single-ended input preamplifier and linear-in-dB, differential-output VGA. The differential output facilitates the interface to modern low-voltage, high-speed ADCs (analog-to-digital converters). Versatile single- and dual-supply operation allow gain control of negative-going pulses, such as generated by photodiodes or photo-multiplier tubes, and allows for the processing of band-pass signals on a single supply. The AD8260 preamplifier is user-configurable with external resistors for gains greater than 6 dB.
The driver is set-up to be driven by modern current output DACs, like the high-speed AD9742 12 bit, 3.3 V supply DAC.

Pricing and Availability
The AD8260 is sampling now, with full volume production scheduled for March 2008. The AD8260 is available in a 32-Lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package) over the extended industrial temperature range -40C to 105C and is priced at $3.79 in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/AD8260.

 
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Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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- ADL5321 driver amplifier offers the industry’s best combination of performance and low power, while reducing design complexity and board area in the 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz frequency range.

Norwood, MA(2/5/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), manufacturer of amplifier ICs for the entire radio frequency (RF) signal chain, today introduced the ADL5321, a new high-performance, low power RF driver amplifier that brings together the industry’s best combination of power and performance in 2.3-GHz to 4.0-GHz wireless infrastructure designs for LTE, WiMAX and WiBro applications. The ADL5321 increases signal linearity, and consumes less power, relative to competing RF amplifiers. When implemented in a system, such as a base station, radio, or satellite equipment, the ADL5321 eliminates up to four external passive components, which eases design complexity and enables RF designers to more quickly bring cost-effective, highly-efficient wireless infrastructure equipment to market.

With an output OIP3 of 40 dBm and output compression point of 25 dBm at 2600 MHz, the ADL5321 driver provides the highest linear output drive level for a given transmitted output power. Consuming just 84 mA, which is a 30% to 50% power savings over competing devices, the ADL5321 also features on-chip active bias circuitry, which further reduces the external component count. The driver amplifier’s Class 3A, + 4 kV, ESD (electrostatic discharge) rating also provides an exemplary degree of robustness for high volume manufacturing.

For lower frequency applications the ADL5321 has a companion product, the ADL5320, which operates across a 400 MHz to 2700 MHz frequency range. The ADL5320 also offers the advantageous combination of high performance and low power consumption. Both driver amplifiers complement ADI’s growing RF amplifier portfolio, which also includes low noise amplifiers (LNA), intermediate frequency amplifiers (IFA), gain blocks, and power amplifiers (PA).

Combined with ADI’s industry-leading RF power detectors, modulators, demodulators, mixers and synthesizer products, the ADL5321 allows designers to implement complete signal chain solutions, simplifying the design process, streamlining supply chain logistics and shortening time to market. When coupled with ADI’s other RFICs, the ADL5321 enables the design and implementation of advanced RF radio architectures for a wide range of performance-driven applications.
Availability and Pricing
The ADL5321 is sampling now with production quantities available in May 2008. The device is priced at $2.55 per unit in 1,000-piece quantities and is available in a 3-pin SOT-89 (small-outline transistor) package. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADL5321.

ADI RF IC Portfolio Covers Entire RF Signal Chain
Using a unique combination of design skills; system understanding; and process technologies, such as RFCMOS, GaAs, and SiGe; Analog Devices offers a portfolio of radio frequency (RF) ICs covering the entire RF signal chain. The portfolio features a full range of industry-leading high-performance RF function blocks and highly integrated single-chip transceiver solutions. The RF function blocks include direct digital synthesizers (DDS); phase-locked loop synthesizers (PLLs); TruPwr™ RF power detectors and logarithmic amplifiers; X-AMP® variable gain amplifiers (VGAs); RF amplifiers including drivers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs), Intermediate frequency amplifiers (IFA), gain blocks, and power amplifiers (PA); mixers; and direct conversion modulator and demodulator products.
 
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Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
1 X-Amp and TruPwer are trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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- ADI’s video decoder combines 12-bit 3D comb filtering with 1080p-HD 150 MSPS digitizer in a single-chip system, reducing design overhead while improving fine picture detail.

Norwood, MA(1/21/2008) - Analog Devices has expanded its Advantiv™ advanced television portfolio with a new 12-bit resolution 3D comb video decoder with an integrated 150 MSPS digitizer for Full-HD 1080p input formats. The ADV7802 provides system designers with a complete single-chip solution for improving video image and color quality in advanced high-definition televisions (HDTVs), video-processors, audio/video receiver (AVR) systems and DVD recorders. The new 12-bit 3D comb video decoder offers superior processing resolution for motion detection and 3D comb filtering operations, versus existing video decoder solutions, enabling designers to reduce trade-offs between image sharpness and Y/C separation performance – something that has traditionally been reserved for professional and studio broadcast applications – without the added cost and design complexity of discrete chip solutions.

The ADV7802 is the industry’s only true 12-bit-resolution decoder with 4:4:4 sampling throughout the processing pipeline, including support for RGB SCART inputs, to provide designers with a higher level of system performance compared to existing 8-bit industry offerings using 4:2:2 sampling schemes. The addition of an on-chip interface with support for
SDR (single data-rate) DRAM reduces overall system cost while support for DDR (double data-rate) DRAM enables simultaneous 12-bit 3D comb (NTSC or PAL), digital noise reduction (DNR) and time base correction (TBC), providing designers with a complete solution for decoding standard-definition (SD) video for noisy off-air broadcast signals or poor-quality VCR tape recordings with unstable timing.

The ADV7802’s multi-format conversion capability allows designers to easily convert analog video signals to create the vivid images, deeper colors and enhanced digital imaging features that consumers have come to expect in their video-processing and digital-TV applications. For TV chassis designs targeted to multiple end markets, the ADV7802 automatically detects and performs 3D comb filtering for a wide range of video standards in all regions, including all variants of NTSC and PAL. Advanced SECAM decoding is also supported. In addition, support for detecting and decoding weak terrestrial TV broadcast signals has been improved to ensure the best possible picture, even under remote reception conditions.

Leveraging ADI’s superior analog-to-digital (ADC) converter technology and advanced adaptive Y/C separation algorithms, the highly integrated single-chip solution provides high-end video performance with its 3-tap, zero field latency 3D comb filter which operates on the full PAL field sequence. The ADV7802’s 3D adaptive comb filter produces sharper, more accurate color reproduction, while the decoder’s enhanced 12-bit YCbCr or RGB output capability (with interlaced or conversion to progressive scan timing) enhances a system’s HDMI™ (High Definition Multimedia Interface™) Deep Color processing capabilities - even for analog input sources.
Availability and Pricing
The ADV7802 12-bit 3D comb video decoder is now shipping in production quantities and is available in a 176-pin TQFP (thin quad flatpack) package. The ADV7802 is priced below $12.00 per unit in volume quantities. A 10-bit version, the ADV7800, is also available in a 176-pin TQFP and is priced below $10.00 per unit in volume quantities. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADV7800 and http://www.analog.com/pr/ADV7802.
Analog Devices in Advanced TV
Because the signal processing performance requirements for HD video, audio and interconnect functions are significantly higher than for standard-definition TVs, ADI offers the Advantiv™ advanced television portfolio, providing cost-effective analog, digital, and mixed-signal solutions to the most difficult multi-format ATV design challenges. Supported by ADI’s system-level experts, these customer-driven solutions enable the latest in HD home entertainment systems. Analog Devices offers a broad range of industry-certified solutions for advanced television (ATV) applications, with products that enable rewarding experiences for consumers enjoying the latest HD TVs, DVD players, digital video recorders, audio/video receivers, camcorders and cable and satellite set-top boxes. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/advantiv.
 
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

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