Synopsys DesignWare Data Converter IP Solutions for 40nm Process

Synopsys introduced DesignWare data converter IP solutions for 40-nanometer (nm) process technologies. The IP is targeted at broadband wireless communications, wired communications, and video designs requiring high-performance, ultra-low power consumption and very compact area. The DesignWare Sigma-Delta ADCs, Current Steering DACs, Video DACs, and General Purpose ADCs and DACs in the 40-nm process are expected to be available in Q1 2010. The DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions are currently available in leading foundries and advanced technology processes from 180-nm to 65-nm.

DesignWare Data Converter IP Solutions Applications

  • For broadband wireless communications, wired communications and video applications requiring high dynamic range and low power, the DesignWare Dual Pipeline ADCs and DACs support 12-bit resolution and offer up to 200 MSPS sampling rate
  • For cellular communication applications requiring support for multiple generation protocols from 2G up to LTE, the DesignWare Dual Sigma-Delta ADCs support 12-bit resolution with the ability to process narrow and broadband channels in a power-efficient method
  • For video applications processing common high-definition TV, standard-definition TV or graphics video formats, the DesignWare Video DACs support up to 12-bit resolution and offer up to 300 MSPS sampling rate
  • For general purpose measurement applications requiring low sampling rates, the DesignWare SAR ADCs and DACs support up to 12-bit resolution and Sigma-Delta ADCs support up to 14-bit high resolution

The full-featured data converters internally generate the required references and include additional features such as a highly flexible analog interface which simplifies the connection with RF and other transceivers, eliminating the need for external components. These elements help designers reduce silicon costs and significantly simplify the integration of the IP into an SoC.

Synopsys’ DesignWare Data Converter IP portfolio now offers over 100 data converter IP products and consists of Oversampling Sigma-Delta, Pipeline, and, SAR analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), Current Steering digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and General Purpose ADCs and DACs. Synopsys’ data converter IP solutions helps designers lower integration risk, speed time-to-market and achieve first pass silicon success for their system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

More info: Synopsys DesignWare Data Converters