June 20, 2012 -- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) and TSMC today announced a collaboratively developed analog process technology platform for precision analog ICs.
The new process technology platform significantly improves analog performance for a number of devices, including A-to-D and D-to-A converters, power-management devices, and audio coders/ decoders that are widely used in consumer, communication, computer, industrial, and automotive applications. Performance enhancements achieved with the 0.18-micron, 5-V process include an order of magnitude noise improvement, a 70% lower standby leakage current, a 50% improvement in linearity and a 50% better capacitor and resistor matching.
Recently introduced ADI products developed with the new platform include isolated CAN (control-area network) transceivers, a HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) modem IC, an ECG (electrocardiogram) AFE (analog front-end), a series of digital potentiometers, and an audio codec.
TSMC's 0.18-micron, BCD process supports a range of operating voltages and provides cost-effective operation with a minimal footprint and a high degree of energy efficiency. It lends itself to many computer, industrial and consumer applications.
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