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  Date:17th July 2011

Linear's high-speed ADCs now falls under less stringent U.S Export regulations

Linear Technology Corporation has announced new Export Classification Control Numbers (ECCN) for their families of high performance, high speed ADCs with sample rates of up to 200Msps at 12-bit, 125Msps at 14-bits and 10Msps at 16-bit resolutions. New U.S. Export Administration Regulations have allowed these devices to be reclassified from ECCN# 3A001 to the less stringent ECCN# 3A991. This new classification provides engineers with the capability to use Linear ADCs to develop and export high performance products that can compete freely in the world market.

Linear Technology suggests below products:
For high performance communications applications, the LTC2207-14 14-bit 105Msps ADC achieves 77.3dB SNR and 98dB SFDR. At 16-bit 10Msps, the LTC2202's 81.6dB SNR and 100dB SFDR performance is ideal for CCD (charge-coupled device) and infrared cameras, x-ray and cytometry/spectroscopy applications.

For the lowest power, designers in China and Russia can now use 14-bit 25Msps to 125Msps solutions such as the dual LTC2145-14 ADC family with parallel outputs, or LTC2268-14 dual ADCs and LTC2175-14 quad ADCs with serial LVDS outputs, which dissipate approximately 1mW per mega sample per second from a 1.8V supply. These ADCs offer unparalleled performance at ultralow power consumption, maintaining portability in such applications as handheld test and instrumentation, radar/LIDAR, medical imaging, PET/SPECT scanners, military radios, smart antenna systems and a range of low-power communication systems.

Linear's ADC product offering can be found at: www.linear.com/hsadc_nolicense.


 
          
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