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Laurence Marchini

Laurence Marchini, Editor, writes:

We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "DNL", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news releases and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest. Let me be your guide.

Start with the news release DACs save power in industrial signal generation from Linear Technology Corp, which we summarised at the time by saying "Software-programmable pin-compatible 16, 14 and 12bit DACs typically draw only 0.7uA of supply current while generating an output swing up to +/-10V". A few weeks before, we featured the news release Compact core is speedy 6bit ADC for SoCs from Snowbush Microelectronics: "Silicon proven 6bit, 2.5Gsample/s ADC IP core has high-bandwidth sample-and-hold front end, maintaining excellent dynamic performance throughout the full range of input frequencies".

In June 2007, we covered the news from Cirrus Logic concerning its CS556x/7x/8x family - take a look at Convertors claim best of both worlds which says: "High-precision A/D convertors combine the higher-bandwidth low-distortion performance of a SAR convertor with high-resolution low-noise performance of delta-sigma ADCs".

Take a look also at the news release from Intersil, Video digitiser takes more onboard, as well as Programmable quad DAC takes on industrial control from Linear Technology Corp, and Convertors cope with high-speed inputs from Analog Devices.

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Multichannel DACs address design concerns (November 2005)
Analog Devices is introducing eight multichannel monolithic digital-to-analogue convertors (DACs)

Transmit-quality convertors use less power (July 2005)
Analog Devices has developed a low-power generation of its industry-leading TxDAC transmit digital-to-analogue convertors

Frugal DAC family offers choice of resolution (July 2005)
National Semiconductor has expanded its data conversion portfolio with the introduction of three pin- and function-compatible 8, 10 and 12bit digital-to-analogue convertors

ADCs offer speed and resolution upgrade path (April 2005)
A family of 12 low-power, 10 and 12bit ADCs offers guaranteed performance across three speed ranges between 50Ksample/s and 1Msample/s

Speedy settling for dual and octal DACs (November 2003)
A new family of dual and octal DACs with 8, 10 and 12bit resolutions use a fast output buffer that guarantees less than 3us full-scale settling time to 0.5LSB

Buffered 16bit DACs shrink to tiny packages (November 2002)
New from Maxim Integrated Products are the MAX5200-MAX5207, rail-to-rail buffered 16bit digital-to-analogue convertors (DACs)

Six independent ADCs in one cut channel costs (August 2002)
The first 16bit ADC to feature six independent ADCs in one package allows high signal throughput and simultaneous sampling in motor control, multi-axis positioning and power monitoring applications

Communications DACs drive down to 3V systems (June 2002)
Analog Devices has unveiled the third generation of its industry-leading TxDAC line of transmit-quality digital-to-analogue convertors (DACs)

Super-fast 12bit ADC handles European cable specs (June 2002)
According to Analog Devices, the AD9430 is the fastest 12bit A/D convertor on the market, capable of encoding at 210Msample/s

High-speed convertor features CMOS benefits (May 2002)
The latest 14bit, 62Msample/s CMOS analogue-to-digital convertor from Texas Instruments is destined for applications in wireless communications, imaging and instrumentation

40Msample/s convertor moves to CMOS to save power (January 2002)
Texas Instruments is claiming the industry's first 14bit, 40Msmple/s CMOS analogue-to-digital convertor with the ADS5421

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