e2v and SP Devices to Collaborate

CHELMSFORD, U.K. and LINKÖPING, Sweden -- e2v and SP Devices announced their collaboration in the provision of high-performance analogue-to-digital (ADC) solutions. With the unique combination of the market's fastest 12-bit ADC core speed from e2v, and cutting-edge digital post-processing technology from SP Devices, system designers now have access to never before seen ADC solutions.

This new resource is offered following market demand for more complete joined-up services to design teams. This solution from e2v and SP Devices provides an all-European ADC capability to deliver against designers' exacting requirements across a number of industries including test & measurement, military, and communications.

As an example, with their recently released EV12AS200, a 1.5 GSPS 12-bit ADC, e2v is introducing a true single-core device that, when combined with SP Devices ADX4 time-interleaving technology, enables 12-bit resolution at an unprecedented 6 GSPS.

"We are very excited about this collaboration with e2v", said Ulrik Lindblad, co-founder of SP Devices. "The combination of SP Devices' time-interleaving and linearization technology with e2v's impressive high-performance ADCs offers customers the ability to grow their business, stay ahead of competition, and enter new exciting markets."

"SP Devices' performance enhancing technologies and digitizers are well recognized in the industry," said Nicolas Chantier, Product Marketing Manager for e2v's broadband data converter group, adding "The key to achieving genuine performance breakthroughs in terms of resolution and sampling rate is precisely this unique combination of technology from e2v and SP Devices. Customers can now benefit from the coordinated support of both companies to reach the highest possible performance levels."

About e2v
e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for specialist applications within medical & science, aerospace & defense, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is headquartered in the UK, employs approximately 1500 people, has design and production facilities across Europe and North America, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. For the year ended 31 March 2011, e2v reported sales of £229m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

About SP Devices
SP Devices (Signal Processing Devices Sweden AB and Signal Processing Devices Inc.) provides digital signal processing IP for the enhancement of analogue-to-digital conversion and high speed digitizers. The IP products are available for implementation in ASICs or deployed on FPGA platforms. SP Devices' portfolio of products enables customers to build systems with state-of-the-art analogue-to-digital performance that enables advances in the areas of test and measurement, software defined radio, radio base station transceivers, digital imaging, high-speed data acquisition and broadband communication.

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