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Texas Instruments Presented with Four AnalogZONE Product of the Year Awards

Feb 18, 2005

HOUSTON (Feb 18, 2005) - AnalogZONE, the premier source for electronic design engineers, presented Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) with four 2004 "Product of the Year" awards at the TI Developer Conference in Houston, Texas. The awards illustrate TI's ability to leverage its technology leadership to deliver truly innovative solutions that meet customers' high-performance, real world signal processing requirements. The winners were selected by AnalogZONE based on the product's technical merit, design innovation, anticipated market success, and likely contribution to the field of analog engineering and product design.
The ADS1271 wide-bandwidth, 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) won the "Best Industrial ADC" award; the PCM4204 4-channel, audio ADC was selected as the "Best Professional Audio Product;" the bq20z80 battery management system received the "Best Use of Research in Battery Management;" and the AR7 DSL router designs won the "Best LAN Product" award.
"We are honored that AnalogZONE has recognized TI with four Product of the Year awards," said Gregg Lowe, senior vice president of TI's high-performance analog business. "These high-performance products illustrate TI's commitment to providing innovative solutions which will enable customers to differentiate their products from the competition."
AnalogZONE is the premier source for design engineers working in the fields of power management, audio/video, acquisition, connectivity, networking, wireless applications and green engineering. Product reviews, technical and application notes, news headlines, and guest editorials - along with commentary by Editor-in-Chief Paul McGoldrick and other ZONE editors - keep readers current, knowledgeable and informed in an independent arena.

About the ADS1271

Providing a breakthrough combination of DC accuracy and AC performance, the ADS1271 is the industry´s widest bandwidth 24-bit industrial ADC. The ADS1271 offers 50kHz bandwidth, 1.8uV/C offset drift and up to 109dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), enabling a new level of precision measurements in industrial, medical and automotive applications. (See: www.ti.com/sc04230.) 


About the PCM4204

The PCM4204 is a 4-channel audio ADC featuring 118dB dynamic range, -105dB total harmonic distortion and up to 216kHz sampling rate. Designed for professional and broadcast audio applications, the PCM4204 combines superior performance and integration with the lowest power consumption of any high-performance audio ADCs on the market. (See: www.ti.com/sc04229.)


About the bq20z80

Building on extensive research and development in battery management, the bq20z8x is a unique 'gas gauge' technology that calculates remaining capacity in lithium-based battery packs with up to 99 percent accuracy throughout the entire life of a battery. The new Impedance TrackTM technology allows designers and users of portable medical, industrial appliances and notebooks to prolong battery use and always know the exact amount of potential energy left inside the battery. (See: www.ti.com/sc04176.)


About the AR7 DSL Router Designs with Integrated VoIP and WLAN

TI´s new residential gateway designs based on its AR7 family of products allow future system-level integration with platforms containing common hardware and software architectures. The designs integrate key technologies from TI´s broadband portfolio including Voice over IP (VoIP) and wireless LAN (WLAN). The AR7V voice gateway provides VoIP over DSL (digital subscriber line) while the AR7VWi combines VoIP, 802.11 b/g wireless home networking and DSL into a single platform. With these solutions, manufacturers are able to develop cost-optimized, complete DSL product lines that are operator quality and deployment ready. (See: www.ti.com/ar7vwi.)