Ultrasound Reference Design fosters SAM1600 ADC integration.

Press Release Summary:

Based on SAM1600 ADCs and Prism(TM) compression technology, reference design for ultrasound market includes entire ultrasound receive chain and consumes 100 mW per channel. LVDS outputs allow for simultaneous capture of data from all 32 channels by standard FPGA development boards using provided GUI. Solution aids design-in process for SAM1600 ADCs, which reduce data bottlenecks in ultrasound machines and facilitate accelerated development of both black/white and color equipment.

Original Press Release:

New Ultrasound Reference Design from Samplify Systems Simplifies Design-in for Company's Award-Winning SAM1600 Family of Analog/Digital Converters

Design Delivers High Performance at the Industry's Lowest Power with Smaller Board Space than Current Designs

BOSTON, Sept. 21 -- EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE -- Samplify Systems, Inc., a next generation mixed-signal semiconductor company, today announces availability of a reference design, for the ultrasound market, based on the company's award-winning SAM1600 family of analog-to-digital converters, (ADCs) and the company's Prism(TM) compression technology. SAM1600 compressing ADCs enable OEMs to reduce data bottlenecks in sophisticated ultrasound machines and more quickly, and cost effectively develop both basic black and white, as well as advanced color mode equipment.

"This reference design, really simplifies the design-in process for our SAM1600 family of ADCs," says Richard Tobias, VP Engineering at Samplify. "With this design we have proven the best-in-class power and performance of the SAM1600 and enable ultrasound OEMs to accelerate development of their next generation black and white and color mode systems."

Samplify's SAM1600 devices are the first production available ADCs to provide 16 independent analog channels, at an industry leading power consumption of 44 mW per channel. Samplify's reference design includes the entire ultrasound receive chain, including front-end amplifiers and continuous-wave Doppler processing for 32 analog input channels. The reference design provides the industry's lowest power consumption of 100 mW per channel while delivering up to 6 dB higher dynamic range than competing integrated LNA/VGA/ADC solutions. The high-channel density of the SAM1600 family enables the design to be approximately one-third smaller than current customer designs. LVDS outputs allow for simultaneous capture of data from all 32 channels by standard FPGA development boards, using a provided graphical user interface.

Pricing and Availability:

The reference design is available today from Samplify Systems and its global distribution partners, and will be on display at Booth 1026 at the Embedded Systems Conference held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Cost for the reference design is $1950.00. Samplify provides schematics and gerber files at no charge to SAM1600 family customers. Call 1 800 LESS-BITS or email sales@samplify.com for more information.

About Samplify Systems:

Samplify Systems, Inc. is a fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company that combines high performance analog with sophisticated digital processing to deliver a new class of intelligent data converters. Samplify provides the only real-time lossless and lossy compression solutions for high-speed sampled data systems. Delivering simply the bits that matter , Samplify's Prism(TM) compression technology turbo-charges the I/O subsystem of Samplify data converters, reducing bandwidth and storage bottlenecks in DSP systems without the power, area, and cost of brute-force hardware solutions. Samplify targets real-time embedded applications in medical imaging, wireless, defense, communications, and industrial markets. Samplify Systems is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, CA with over $11M in investment from Charles River Ventures and Formative Ventures.

Prism is a trademark and simply the bits that matter is a registered trademark of Samplify Systems. All other names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.

CONTACT: company, Allan Evans, VP Marketing of Samplify Systems, Inc., +1-408-260-4011, aevans@samplify.com

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