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Malaysia company outs low-power ADC

07 Mar 2013

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ICmic ICM8010

Malaysia-based fabless design company IC Microsystems Sdn. Bhd. (ICmic) has recently unveiled a low-power 1.2V, 10 Bit, 250 kSPS, miniature analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) with serial interface.

Called the ICM8010, the company states that the device the industry's latest 1.2V- 250kSPS ultra low power 10bit SAR ADC with a uni-polar, single-ended input. It can operate with a single supply voltage of 1.2V and maintain a 250-kSPS throughput rate with an external 4MHz clock. The analogue input range for this device is 0V to 1.2V. The high-performance ICM8010 has 10 bits no missing codes resolution and a low power dissipation of 0.7mW at 4MHz clock.

 Abdul Rashid Munir

Abdul Rashid Munir, ICmic President and CEO

The sampling, conversion and activation of digital output are initiated on the falling edge of CSB. The serial clock (SCLK) is used for controlling the conversion rate and shifting data out of the converter. SCLK provides a mechanism to allow digital host processors to synchronise with the converter. This converter interfaces with microprocessors or DSPs through a high-speed SPI-compatible serial interface. There are no pipeline delays associated with the device.

"The device is an excellent choice for battery powered systems, portable data acquisition systems, portable

communication, medical Instruments, automated test equipment [ATEs] and handheld or non-handheld applications which might be sensitive to power dissipation and board space" said Mr. Abdul Rashid Munir, President and CEO of ICmic.

The ICM8010 comes with a tiny 8-lead TSSOP package.

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