DALLAS - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a new tool that saves design
time and development cost in high-speed applications, allowing for fast digital data capture from TI's high-speed,
high-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADC). The new data capture card and software allow the user to easily
evaluate ADC performance and quickly select the best device for their application in systems such as 2.5G/3G
wireless base stations, communications and test and measurement equipment.
TSW1100 features data capture speeds of up to 170 megasamples per second (MSPS), resolution of up to 16 bits and
data capture depths of up to 1 million points. It can operate in single-channel or dual-channel mode, allowing
synchronous capture of a dual-channel ADC. Data is transferred via Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface, allowing
easy control from a personal computer, and it requires only one wall-mounted power supply for operation.
In the past, analyzing ADC performance often required investing in a costly logic analyzer and
performing complex analysis routines. For select high performance TI ADCs, the TSW1100 makes those steps
unnecessary, providing accurate data with its embedded logic analyzer mode. With the accompanying software, users
quickly compute ADC performance metrics such as signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR).
The software also allows the user to save the raw data set or performance graphs for future
The TSW1100 is available today from TI and its
authorized distributors. The price of $499 includes the data capture board, software, power supply and USB