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15 October 2014

e2v’s new military Broadband Data Converters (BDCs) drive system performance to new levels

e2v, the high-reliability semiconductor provider, has today announced the latest in a long line of high performance BDCs for military applications. Focussing on high reliability and performance, the BDCs are based on a high speed, single core architecture, bringing critical benefits to military systems.

When it comes to military electronics, system performance and reliability are paramount to achieving mission success. Signal conversion requirements are at the forefront of the industry and high performance BDCs are recognised as critical system components. e2v’s latest BDCs are driving the performance of these systems to a whole new level, enabling high spectral purity, with no interleaving spurs, and extremely short latency for real time operation, so that systems can react effectively to potential threats.

Exposure to harsh environments can also seriously affect the reliability of military electronics. e2v BDCs are specifically manufactured to withstand varying temperatures, so that systems remain stable and performance is not adversely impacted. These 12bit BDCs have been qualified for operation over extended temperature ranges and are also available with quality grades ranging from commercial to space level.

Solutions available in addition to the current e2v product portfolio include:
• EV12AS200A, a 12bit 1.5GSPS ADC allowing direct RF sampling up to L-band without sacrificing performance
• EV12DS130A, a 12bit 3GSPS DAC enabling direct signal conversion up to C-band with 7GHz analogue output bandwidth

Both BDCs are now available in non-RoHS finish option.

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Notes to Editor:

e2v BDC applications: applications range from radar, electronic warfare and targeting systems, to advanced military communication systems.

About e2v: e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets. e2v employs approximately 1600 people, 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 GBP217m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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