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TI establishes new benchmark for evaluating high-speed data converters with industry’s highest-performance, lowest-cost evaluation boards

February 23, 2012

DALLAS, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry’s highest-performance and lowest-cost evaluation boards for evaluating high-speed data converters. The TSW1400EVM data capture and pattern generation board evaluates up to 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs). It costs 75-percent less than the previous generation, while providing twice the memory. Additionally, the TSW1405EVM for pattern capture and the TSW1406EVM for pattern generation are the lowest-cost solutions of their kind by up to 80 percent, providing simple and ultra-low cost platforms for quick evaluation of TI data converters. For more information or to purchase the evaluation boards, visit www.ti.com/tsw1400evm-pr.

Key features and benefits of the TSW1400EVM:

  • Complete system to capture and evaluate data samples and to generate and send desired test patterns to DAC evaluation modules (EVMs) via an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Includes 1 GB of memory, twice as much as competing platforms, enabling 512-M sample depth for higher fast Fourier transform (FFT) resolution and capturing larger data frames for demodulation analysis.
  • Compatible with CMOS- and LVDS-interface ADC and DAC EVMs, while supporting up to eight simultaneous-channel analyses.
  • Supports up to 1.5-GSPS LVDS I/O rates for both ADCs and DACs, enabling use with most TI ADC and DAC EVMs at maximum interface and sample rates.

Key features and benefits of the TSW1405EVM and TSW1406EVM:

  • Provide simple pattern generation for 16-bit LVDS ADCs and DACs with up to 64k sample depth via an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
  • Support 1-GSPS LVDS I/O rates for both ADCs and DACs, enabling use with most TI ADC and DAC evaluation modules at maximum sample rates.
  • Industry’s lowest-cost evaluation platforms with a suggested retail price less than US$100.

Availability and pricing
The TSW1400EVM is available today for a suggested retail price of US$649. The TSW1405EVM and TSW1406EVM will be available in March 2012 for a suggested retail price of US$99 respectively.

TI at Mobile World Congress
Going to Mobile World Congress (MWC)? Visit TI at Booth 8A84 (Hall 8) to hear the latest analog, embedded processing, wireless, and DLP® news. While there, check out a broad range of TI-based demos for the wireless infrastructure and mobile device markets, including the TSW1400EVM. For more information and to follow TI’s MWC activities virtually, visit www.ti.com/mwc2012-pr.

Learn more about TI’s solutions for high-speed data converters by visiting the links below:

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