ADC operates at 350 MSPS

Woburn, Mass. — Kenet Inc., a developer of low-power analog mixed-signal products, has released a higher speed and lower power 8-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The KAD2708-350 operates at 350 million samples per second (MSPS). The
company has also announced the addition of CMOS outputs for lower speed versions.

The 8-bit, 350-MSPS KAD2708 is part of Kenet's family of low-power, pin-compatible ADCs. This includes three other 8-bit members, and three 10-bit parts, each operating at sample rates of 275, 210 and 170 MSPS.

The KAD2708-350 is said to consume over 30% less power than competitive parts while delivering a 75 MSPS increase in sampling rates compared with the previous version.

In addition, the KAD2708 maintains SNR greater than 48.5 dB with input signals up to 175 MHz and SFDR better than 68 dBc with an 80-MHz input. It features LVDS outputs for easy connections to FPGAs and is available in a 68-pin QFN package with exposed
paddle. It is specified over the industrial temperature range of -40° to +85°C. Total power consumption is 320 mW at 350 MSPS.

Kenet is also offering its lower-sample-rate ADCs in the KAD2700 family with
CMOS outputs for both 8- and 10-bit versions. These products operate at
sampling rates of 100 and 150 MSPS. The CMOS products address the need for the
lowest possible power consumption at lower sampling rates, said Kenet.

Applications for the ADCs include data-acquisition systems, wireless devices, medical imaging equipment and broadband communications systems.

Pricing: Unit list price is $19.99.
Availability: Samples and evaluation boards are currently available for the 350-MSPS KAD2708 with full production scheduled for third quarter 2007.
Product information: product datasheets

Kenet Inc. , 1-781-497-0060,

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