Board-Level Hardware from Teledyne e2v Enables Preemptive Experimentation with Latest Ka-Band DACs


GRENOBLE, FRANCE – Media OutReach – 25 May 2020 – Teledyne e2v is set to
further expand its portfolio of digital-to-analog converter (DAC) ICs and
through availability of an accompanying evaluation platform, engineers will be
able to begin applying it to their design projects soon. The company is about to
start initial sampling of the EV12DD700 dual-channel DACs, which are capable of
operating up into Ka-band frequencies. Predominantly targeting mission-critical
microwave systems, these devices support beamforming applications. They have a
25GHz output bandwidth with only 3dB attenuation being witnessed, and can go
way beyond this with just a little over 3dB attenuation. Built into each DAC is
an array of sophisticated signal processing functionality. This encompasses a
programmable anti-sinc filter and direct digital synthesis (DDS) capabilities,
as well as a programmable complex mixer. Also included is a digital
up-converter (with four interpolation stages, plus sinc compensation).

Via the EV12DD700 evaluation kit, engineers will have the
opportunity to investigate the key operational parameters of the 12.5GSamples/s
EV12DD700, ahead of the full production release later this year. This means
they can assess its validity in respect to their particular design criteria
early on. Having registered, users will also get access to valuable lab measurement
data over the course of the coming months.

“There is a growing need to migrate RF systems from being
heavily hardware dependent to following a more software-centric structure,
thereby making them much easier and quicker to configure. It’s now becoming
clear that the Ka-band is going to be where much of this activity occurs,”
states Nicolas Chantier, Marketing Director at Teledyne e2V Semiconductors.
“Through the EV12DD700, and its support for higher frequency levels, it will be
possible for engineers to replace a much larger proportion of RF hardware with
digital code, and our evaluation kit will give them a useful head-start.”

About Teledyne e2v

Teledyne e2v’s innovations lead developments in healthcare, life
sciences, space, transportation, defence and security and industrial markets.
Teledyne e2v’s unique approach involves listening to the market and application
challenges of customers and partnering with them to provide innovative
standard, semi-custom or fully-custom solutions, bringing increased value to
their systems.

Website: www.teledyne-e2v.com/products/semiconductors

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