NEW YORK (
Trefis) -- Early this week,
(TXN) which is a leader in analog semiconductors, introduced its new successive-approximation-register analog-to-digital converter, which enables system designers to simulate and characterize the full analog signal chain in software for the first time.
With a 55% weighting in our overall valuation of $45.29 for TI, the analog semiconductor division is the most important holding in the company's portfolio and even a marginal variation from our forecast could lead to a significant impact on TI's overall valuation.
TI Launches Industry's First SAR ADC
The SAR-ADC comes with a downloadable model that enables system designers to simulate and characterize the full analog signal chain in software for the first time. The model is available for the new 12-bit, 1-MSPS, 8-channel ADS 8028, a highly integrated SAR ADC featuring a low-drift internal voltage reference, wide external analog voltage reference range, wide analog and digital supply ranges and an internal temperature sensor.
Previously, designers could only simulate, model and test up to the SAR ADC, requiring them to invest time and resources building the ADC circuit in hardware. With a downloadable model available, they will now be able to fully verify ADC driving circuitry which in turn will enable speedy product development. Being the first company in the industry to introduce such ADC's reinforces its leadership in the market.