The lead product, the 12-bit, ISLA112P50IRZ 500MSPS converter, features power consumption of 468 milliWatts, which the company claims is five times lower than comparable products.
Developed forbroadband communications, radar,light detection and ranging (LIDAR), and data acquisition systems, the ISLA112P50 is being built using Intersil’s proprietary FemtoCharge technology on a standard CMOS process. The ISLA112P50 uses a pair of time-interleaved 250MSPS ADCs to generate its 500MSPS sample rate.
Analog input bandwidth: 1.15GHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR): 65.8dBFS
SFDR: 80dBc for an input frequency of 190MHz.
Pricing: 1ku quantities range from $36 to $125 depending on the selected resolution.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.