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7 September 2015

e2v launches its next generation of Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)

EV12DS400e2v’s next generation DAC, the EV12DS400, brings an advanced combination of microwave capabilities and multi-Nyquist operation, and is now ready for general sampling.

The EV12DS400 offers the highest levels of spectral purity, coupled with a vast analog bandwidth, facilitating completely new ways to architect challenging RF and microwave systems. It provides design versatility and opens up novel and previously unimagined applications.

Strengthening further the DAC’s microwave capability, the output bandwidth of EV12DS400 is aimed well into the C-band area with up to 7GHz and offers new waveform features to open new and unprecedented possibilities to adjust DAC output power vs. output frequency.

This device contributes to the migration from software defined radio to software defined microwave, with its ability to operate beyond baseband, in L-, S- and C-bands without frequency converters.

The EV12DS400 pushes the speed boundaries of true single core DAC performance; it multiplies the sampling frequency by a factor of 1.5 (compared with e2v’s previous EV12DS130 DAC) at speeds of up to 4.5GSPS without using interpolation techniques, preventing known sources of signal degradations. For the first time ever on a DAC, the EV12DS400 introduces mathematical simulation models to ease the work of multi-Nyquist-zones frequency planning.

Laurent Monge, Vice President of Semiconductors, commented, “e2v is committed to bringing semiconductor innovation to its customers, so we are proud to deliver a new powerful DAC device to enable new forms of applications in the microwave world as well as in the field of waveform generation.”

e2v will run a live demonstration of the EV12DS400 at the European Microwave Week exhibition from 8 to 10 September, stand 139.

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About e2v: Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect people’s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.
e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.