11 October 2012 Octal ultrasound receiver with on chip serial interface is ‘industry’s first’ Analog Devices has unveiled what it claims is the industry's first octal ultrasound receiver to feature an on chip JESD204B serial interface. Incorporating a 5Gb/s JESD204B interface, the AD9671 is designed to reduce ultrasound system I/O data routing by up to 80% compared to other data interface standards. "By introducing the first octal ultrasound receiver with a multi gigabit, serial data link, we are enabling ultrasound equipment designers to shrink the number of interconnects between their data converters and fpgas," said Pat O'Doherty, vp of the healthcare segment at ADI. "The AD9671 receiver not only simplifies pcb design and debug, it allows manufacturers to continue lowering design costs and reducing system size while maintaining excellent overall system performance." The AD9671 receiver conditions eight channels of data from rf to a baseband frequency, which ADI says reduces the processing load on the system fpga by at least 50%. It also integrates a low noise amplifier, variable gain amplifier, anti aliasing filter, and a 14bit A/D converter with what ADI claims is the industry's highest sample rate (125MSPS) and signal to noise ratio performance (75dB) for enhanced ultrasound image quality. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.analog.com Companies Analog Devices This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.