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National Semiconductor Introduces Five New 10- and 12-Bit High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters with Industry-Leading Low Power Consumption

Nov 3, 2003

November 3, 2003 - National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) strengthened its portfolio of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) by introducing five new 10- and 12-bit converters that feature the industry’s lowest power consumption and deliver excellent dynamic performance. These ADCs meet the stringent performance requirements of a variety of markets such as digital TV, high definition TV receivers, base station transceivers, communications receivers, data acquisition systems, medical imaging and consumer video.

“National’s new high-speed ADCs will enable designers to reduce power consumption, and improve the performance and reliability of their systems overall,” said Andrew Jue, marketing director for National’s Data Conversion Systems product group.  “It is National’s world-class CMOS manufacturing technology that enables us to produce ADCs with significant power savings.”

ADC10080, ADC10065 and ADC10040
The ADC10080, ADC10065 and ADC10040 consume only 78mW at 80 MSPS, 68mW at 65 MSPS, and 55mW at 40 MSPS, respectively, making them the lowest power ADCs in the industry.  These products feature a precision 1.2V internal reference, eliminating the need for an external reference. The differential inputs on these ADCs provide a full-scale selectable input swing of 2Vpp, 1.5Vpp or 1Vpp, allowing flexibility in board design. These ADCs also have a wide 400MHz - 3dB bandwidth, enabling their use in high-IF applications such as communications receivers. All three products are pin-compatible.

ADC12020 and ADC12010
The ADC12020 and ADC12010 are pin-compatible with National’s existing 12-bit ADCs: the ADC12040, ADC12L063 and ADC12L066.  This pin compatibility provides a straightforward migration path for designers, enabling reuse of existing printed circuit board designs on various platforms.  In addition, these 5V ADCs consume only 185 mW at 20 MSPS and 160 mW at 10 MSPS, respectively. 

Pricing and Availability
National’s ADC10080 is available in 28-lead TSSOP packaging and is priced at $8.77. The ADC10065 is available in 28-lead TSSOP packaging and is priced at $6.56. The ADC10040 is available in 28-lead TSSOP packaging and is priced at $5.42.  The ADC12010 is available in 32-lead LQFP packaging and is priced at $5.85.  The ADC12020 is available in LQFP packaging and is priced at $8.57.  All prices are in 1,000-unit quantities.  More information about these products is available at http://www.national.com/pf/AD/ADC10080.html
http://www.national.com/pf/AD/ADC10065.html, http://www.national.com/pf/AD/ADC10040.html, http://www.national.com/pf/AD/ADC12010.html and http://www.national.com/pf/AD/ADC12020.html.  For more information on National’s data conversion products, visit http://www.national.com/appinfo/adc/. To view a high-resolution downloadable photo, visit National's photo gallery at http://www.national.com/company/pressroom/gallery/dcs.html.

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology, the company is focused on analog-based semiconductor products, which include stand-alone devices and subsystems in the areas of power management, imaging, display drivers, audio, amplifiers and data conversion. The company targets key markets such as wireless, displays, PCs, networks and a broad range of portable applications. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $1.67 billion for the 2003 fiscal year, which ended May 25, 2003. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at