Westlake Village, Calif. Touting true operation from DC to 20 GHz, Inphi Corp.'s 4:1 broadband multiplexer (mux) was designed for accurate testing across a wide range of frequencies and applications.
Inphi's 2080MX multiplexer is said to offer true operation to 20 GHz with absolutely no holes frequencies at which the part might not work.
Housed in a QFN plastic package, the device allows test and measurement (T&M) equipment, automatic test equipment (ATE) and military equipment manufacturers to utilize a single device to create high caliber test and measurement products that operate across a wide range of applications including broadband test and measurement tools, Sonet OC-192 equipment, and telecommunications transmission systems, said Kevin Nary, Inphi's vice president of engineering.
All data and clock I/Os use +3.3-volt current mode logic (CML) buffers and include on-chip 50-ohm back-terminations to +3.3 V. The 2080MX operates from a single +3.3-Vdc power supply with power consumption of roughly 1.5 watts. Output amplitudes are 1-V peak to peak differential. A space-qualified part will be available in Q2 2006, according to Inphi.
The 2080MX is expected to sell for $700.00 in small quantities. Parts and evaluation boards are available now. Click here for the 2080MX data sheet.
Inphi Corp., 1-805-446-5100, www.Inphi-corp.com.