D/A Converter accommodates video and graphics.

Press Release Summary:

Image-quality FMS3818 triple 8-bit DAC has conversion rate of 180MHz, making it suitable for display applications, including video, computer graphics cards and workstations, plus systems with XGA, SXGA, and UXGA resolution. It has power-down control to conserve battery power in portable equipment, double-buffered digital inputs for low distortion, and an onboard bandgap voltage reference. DAC is optimized for +3.3V supplies.

Original Press Release:


San Jose, Calif.-November 16, 2001-Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE:FCS) announces a high-speed triple 8-bit DAC (D/A converter) boasting a conversion rate of 180MHz. The image-quality FMS3818 triple DAC is built using a 0.35-micron CMOS process and is the first Fairchild high-speed DAC optimized for +3.3V supplies. The FMS3818's high- resolution output is especially designed for systems featuring XGA, SXGA, and UXGA resolutions. It is ideal for a wide range of display applications, including video (where speed is critical), computer graphics cards and workstations. Few external components are required for this device, which combines cost-effectiveness with performance and features. The FMS3818 offers designers of high-resolution display systems an easy-to-use solution for high-quality analog RGB and video output.

Operating at lower clock rates and higher voltages, the FMS3818 DAC is an extension of Fairchild's popular FMS38XX series. Additional features of the new FMS3818 include power-down control to conserve battery power in portable equipment, double-buffered digital inputs for low distortion, as well as an onboard bandgap voltage reference. The FMS3818 is available in a 48-lead LQFP package. Performance is guaranteed from 0 to 70°C.

$6.84 (l000 pc)-FMS3818KRC (8-bit 180MHz) Now 6-8 weeks ARO

Fairchild Semiconductor International: Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) is a leading global supplier of high performance products for multiple end markets. With a focus on developing leading edge power and interface solutions to enable the electronics of today and tomorrow, Fairchild's components are used in computing, communications, consumer, industrial, automotive and aerospace applications. Fairchild's 10,000 employees design, manufacture and market power, analog & mixed signal, interface, logic, and optoelectronics products from its headquarters in South Portland, Maine, USA and numerous locations around the world. Please contact us on the web at www.fairchildsemi.com.

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