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Analog Devices Captures
ISSCC Awards During
Norwood, MA (March 17, 1999) - Analog Devices, Inc. today announced
the receipt of two awards from the International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC) in
San Francisco, CA for significant achievements in technical presentations.
The 1998 Lewis Winner award for the Outstanding Paper was given to Audio Engineering
Society Fellow Robert Adams, Khiem Nguyen and Karl Sweetland for their paper entitled,
"A 113 dB SNR Oversampling DAC with Segmented Noise-Shaped Scrambling". This
paper discusses the
AD1853 sigma-delta digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for compact disks and digital
versatile disk (DVD) application. This technological breakthrough has enabled
high-performance applications, including DVD players and car audio systems, by offering
professional performance at consumer prices.
The second award was for the "1997 Journal for Solid State Circuit" Best
Paper award, and was accepted by David Robertson and Todd Brooks for their paper on
"A Cascaded Sigma-Delta Pipeline A/D Converter with 1.25 MHz Signal Bandwidth and 89
dB SNR". This paper was published in the December, 1997 issue of the "Journal of
Solid State Circuits" and explains the circuit technology used in the AD9260
analog-to-digital converter (ADC); the AD9260 is used
in a variety of high-speed, high-resolution applications including broadband data
transmission over telephone cables.
About Analog Devices
With fiscal 1998 sales of $1.23 billion, Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) is a leading
manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital
signal processing applications. Headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, the company
employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in
Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines and Taiwan.