austriamicrosystems Introduces Family of High-speed Analog Signal Switches

  • September 13, 2005
  • austriamicrosystems AG
  • News
austriamicrosystems announced today the availability of its first family of high performance analog switches. These high-speed, low voltage, dual, single-pole/single-throw (SPST) analog switches offer significant performance improvements over existing products. Switching time has been improved by over 40% while maintaining superior R on flatness and channel matching. Through the improved bandwidth of 130MHz the devices are ideal for video and high-speed data signals. The wide supply voltage range from 1.6V to 3.6V supports a broad range of designs. All digital logic inputs are 1.8V CMOS compatible.The combination of very low power consumption, low on-resistance (R on) and fast switching speed makes these devices ideal for portable battery powered applications and allows for switching of currents up to 250mA. The excellent power routing performance enabled by the low R on of only 0.8 Ohms makes these high performance switches a perfect match for low Ohm speakers and headsets.The first series of high performance analog switches is available as two normally open (AS1741), two normally closed (AS1742) and a combination of one open and one closed switch (AS1743).The AS1741, AS1742 and AS1743 are available in an 8-pin MSOP package and are drop-in replacements for MAX4741, MAX4742 and MAX4732. For product specific information and to request samples please go to austriamicrosystemsaustriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs, combining more than 20 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 800 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces, portable audio and car access through its business units Communications, Industry & Medical, Automotive and Full Service Foundry. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS).

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