DUBLIN & SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 8, 2015 — S3 Group, a global independent supplier of Mixed-Signal IP and tailored silicon solutions to semiconductor vendors, OEMs and service operators, today launched the industry’s smallest, most-efficient 320MS/s SAR-ADC (successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter). The product is the second in the family of SAR ADCs being developed by the company specifically optimized for next generation connected consumer Systems on Chip (SoCs).
Part of the Magellan family of ADCs from S3 Group, this 320MS/s 12bit ADC targets highly integrated SoCs, such as those requiring next generation 802.11ac leading to 802.11ax connectivity in addition to next generation DSL connectivity. Available in 40nm and 28nm this convertor delivers excellent dynamic linearity performance, whilst consuming as little as 10mW and occupying only 0.05mm2 of silicon.
“Advanced communication standards in the cellular, WiFi and DSL segments, are incorporating spatial diversity techniques that lead to the inclusion of multiple ADCs on single SoCs. Equally as important as the challenge of delivering robust dynamic linearity at higher sample rates, is the need for smaller ADCs that consume less power. At S3 Group we continue to support our customers who are at the forefront of product innovation by providing optimized performance, at low power and with small area resulting in lower unit cost.” said Darren Hobbs, Director of Product Management Semiconductor Solutions at S3 Group.
About S3 Group:
S3 Group delivers RF and Mixed Signal IP and tailored Silicon Solutions to Semiconductor companies, OEMs and Service Operators. The company is one of the longest serving independent silicon design service providers in the industry and has built a wealth of experience and engineering expertise as well as an enviable delivery track record over more than 25 years. S3 Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of RF and mixed-signal IP, in addition to IC design services. The IP portfolio includes high performance ADC and DAC converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), Power Management, RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a variety of foundries (including TSMC, Global Foundries, SMIC and UMC amongst others) at nodes ranging from 180nm to 28nm. Global end markets served by S3 Group clients include Consumer Mobility, Consumer, Satellite Communications, Communications Infrastructure, Automotive, and Industrial. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has development centres in Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Portugal with sales offices and representatives worldwide.
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