The ADS5400 is the industry's first 12-bit, 1-GSPS
analog-to-digital-converter (ADC) with buffered input to help simplify analog
front-end design in wide-bandwidth applications such as wireless
communications, defense, and test and measurement equipment. The ADC's 12 bits
of resolution combined with a 1-GSPS sampling rate effectively doubles the
amount of signal bandwidth that can be captured in a single 12-bit ADC. The
ADS5400 offers the highest SNR (59.1 dBFS), SFDR (75 dBc) and SINAD (58 dBFS)
available for systems digitizing greater than 200MHz of instantaneous
bandwidth, while the user-selectable single- or dual-bus DDR LVDS outputs
provide designers flexibility to choose between I/O speed and pin-count.
Customer's can use the ADS5400's ground-breaking combination of resolution,
sample rate and bandwidth to significantly enhance applications in defense by
improving radar and signal intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities, and can double
the capture bandwidth of signals with 12-bit resolution in test and
measurement. In effect, customers can use the ADS5400 to create higher
performance solutions for critical applications that were unachievable with
previous A/D technology.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.