San Francisco, CA (06/12/2006) -
At the MTT Wireless Conference in San Francisco, June 13 – 16, booth 2209, Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing solutions, will highlight some of the technologies that enable wireless consumers to enjoy more features, faster delivery of data services, and fewer dropped calls. The continued demand for cellular handsets and the increasing popularity of new functions—such as text messaging, downloadable ring tones, cameras, music players and television—has led to a corresponding demand for base stations that can process multiple wireless standards, handle the complex modulation requirements of 3G systems, accommodate several input and output sources in smart antenna systems, and offer increased coverage per tower. ADI’s wireless infrastructure solutions help define the user experience by accurately and efficiently amplifying, converting, and processing the signals and by delivering, in real-time, enhanced sound, images and data to the end-user.
“High-performance ICs from ADI can be found almost everywhere in the wireless infrastructure signal chain—from the analog radio frequency (RF) front end to digital signal processing,” said Peter Real, product line director, RF and Networking Components, Analog Devices. “Cellular phones are evolving from voice-only communication devices to multimedia terminals with complex audio, imaging, and data processing functions that can be used anywhere in the world, and technologies such as WiMAX are creating new options for high-speed wireless connectivity. ADI is enabling these market shifts with continuous investment in a strong portfolio of proven solutions that address the cost, functionality, performance and reliability requirements of advanced wireless infrastructure technologies.”
In booth 2209 of the MTT wireless conference, ADI will display a variety of RF technologies, including wireless infrastructure solutions designed to handle the complex signal processing challenges of current and next-generation base stations for single or multicarrier, direct conversion or superheterodyne radio designs. For more information about ADI’s wireless solutions, please visit www.analog.com/solutions/wireless.
ADF4108, Industry’s First 8 GHz PLL
Introduced today, the ADF4108 is the industry’s first 8 GHz phase-locked loop (PLL) synthesizer. The device can be used to implement local oscillators in the up-conversion and down-conversion sections of wireless receivers and transmitters in high-frequency wireless systems. Because of its high-frequency operation, the ADF4108 can eliminate the need for frequency doublers, thereby simplifying the system architecture and reducing system cost. For more information, please visit www.analog.com/pll.
Quadrature Modulators Support all Wireless Standards
ADI will highlight the newest members of its portfolio of quadrature modulators including:
Reducing the Complexity of Frequency Synthesis
Demonstrating its leadership in direct digital synthesis (DDS) technology, ADI is exhibiting a 500 mega-samples-per-second (MSPS) DDS device with an integrated 10-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The AD9911 is ideal for multi-tone modulation as it allows designers to internally mix DDS signals digitally prior to analog conversion and modulate frequency, phase and amplitude. The AD9911 can significantly ease the need for frequency planning, thus enabling designers to more easily achieve optimum dynamic performance in the high end of the frequency range. For more information, please visit www.analog.com/AD9911.
Low-Power, Single-Chip RF ICs Enable Short-Range Wireless Connectivity
In addition to highlighting wireless infrastructure solutions, ADI will demonstrate its flexible, highly-integrated ADF7012 single chip VHF/UHF transmitter IC, which addresses the need for low-rate wireless connectivity. The ADF7012 features 50 MHz to 1 GHz frequency operation, allowing multiple frequency plans to be implemented for transmit applications including RF remote controls, remote keyless entry and wireless sensor applications. For more information, please visit www.analog.com/rf.
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 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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