analog devices inc (ADI) Key Developments
Analog Devices, Inc. Announces Board Changes
Apr 30 15
On April 30, 2015, Mr. Robert Marshall, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Manufacturing of Analog Devices, Inc. informed the company of his decision to retire from the company during the first half of the company's 2016 fiscal year. Mr. Marshall will step down from his current position and be succeeded by Mr. Joseph (John) Hassett, effective May 3, 2015. Mr. Marshall will continue his employment with the company as a Senior Advisor to the CEO until his retirement.
Elster Selects ADI's Smart Metering Solution
Apr 9 15
Elster announced that the company has selected ADI's ADF7241 smart metering solution for use in electricity meters that Elster is designing as part of a nationwide energy efficiency initiative sponsored by the British government. Under the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, more than 50 million smart gas and electric meters will be installed in all homes and small businesses across the U.K. by 2020. ADI's ZigBee-based ADF7241 smart metering solution, which includes the ADF7241 transceiver and a ZigBee network protocol stack provided by Exegin Technologies Ltd., will provide the wireless connectivity for Elster's meters. A smart meter accurately measures how much energy is consumed or generated, and communicates with the local utility company for power monitoring, billing, and other purposes. ADI's ADF7241 solution enables smart gas, electric and water meters to provide improved customer billing accuracy and advanced power quality monitoring, which reduce operating costs for the utility company.
Analog Devices, Inc. Introduces a Quad-Channel, 2.4-GSPS, 16-Bit D/A Converter, Supports All Wireless and Mobile Device Frequency Standards
Mar 24 15
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced a quad-channel, 2.4-GSPS, 16-bit D/A converter with dynamic range performance in the 100- to 300-MHz band for complex IF transmitters. The highly integrated AD9154 quad, 16-bit D/A converter is the only device of its kind to include an on-chip PLL (phase-locked loop) and eight-lane JESD204B interface. The combination of features allows designers to use a single device to meet all of their requirements in multicarrier GSM and LTE transmitters designed for wireless macro base stations, point-to-point microwave radio, military radios and radio test equipment. The new converter includes a range of features optimized for complex IF (intermediate frequency) transmit applications, including complex digital modulation, input-signal power detection, and gain, phase and offset compensation. The AD9154 quad, 2.4-GSPS, 16-bit D/A converter is designed to up-convert a pair of I/Q digital input signals, creating a complex IF signal at the input to a pair of on-chip D/A converter cores. The new device features several interpolation modes, increasing the sampling rate of the digital signal to the Nyquist frequency to enable simpler, less costly transmitter filters following the D/A converter analog output. The AD9154 additionally includes digital-signal correction for quadrature modulator up-converters to cancel RF (radio frequency) local oscillator feed-through and unwanted side-bands. The AD9154 converter was designed with an eight-lane JESD204B interface that simplifies board layout by providing deterministic latency and multi-device synchronization for radio transmitters that use multiple antennas—an increasingly common feature in wireless base stations, radar and military radio communications. The AD9154 quad, 16-bit D/A converters extends ADI’s transmit capabilities to the 100- to 300-MHz range, and joins the AD9144 quad, 16-bit D/A converter, which operates in the DC to 100-MHz range, and will be joined later in 2015 by a 16-bit dual-channel D/A converter. AD9154 Key Features: Single-carrier LTE 20-MHz bandwidth ACLR = 76.7 dBC at 180-MHz IF; Six-carrier GSM IMD = 78-dBC, 600-kHz carrier spacing at 180-MHz IF; SFDR = 72-dBC at 180-MHz IF, -6 dBFS; 8-lane JESD204B interface; Support for quad-DAC or dual-DAC mode; Low power: 2.1-W at 1.5 GSPS.
Analog Devices, Inc. - Shareholder/Analyst Call
Mar 4 15
Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Analog Devices' Eight-Channel Data Converter Combination Unlocks New Levels of Design Freedom in Tiny Package
Mar 2 15
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced a 12-bit, 8-channel ADC/DAC/GPIO combination chip which is user-configurable in any functional combination. The AD5592R ADC/DAC/GPIO combination device includes a 400-Ksps ADC (analog-to-digital converter), 6- sec settling time DAC (digital-to-analog converter), digital inputs/outputs, and a reference on a single chip. The new device can be user-configured in any combination of up to eight devices, allowing designers to use a single IC to complete multiple system monitoring and control functions. The combination of on-chip features allows system designers to reduce bill of materials costs and increase design portability and reuse with only minor software changes. The single-chip AD5592R saves up to 85% of the space required by discrete implementations by using a small 2-mm × 2-mm WLCSP package. The small package suits the device for high-density and space-constrained applications such as wired and wireless communications, building control or any general monitoring or control application where size and design flexibility are key requirements. The new device not only simplifies system architectures but enables greater system functionality because of the ability to add extra control and monitoring capabilities within a single part.