The SP8056 PDIC receiver combines 10 gain
modes and DVD-RAM support in a
versatile slim package.
Sipex Corporation (Nasdaq: SIPX), a
leading provider of high performance, analog integrated circuits (ICs), today announced
its latest photo detector IC, custom-designed to enable low-profile DVD-writable drives.
The SP8056 is offered in a small 3.5mm x 4.0mm package, allowing convenient implementation
in slim and ultra-slim form factor drives. A proprietary hologram-laser optimized photo
detector array captures light and drives 4 high-speed data detection channels, 2
medium-speed channels, and 2 slow channels. Ten selectable gain settings ensure maximum
compatibility with multiple standards of writable media including DVD-RAM. Additionally,
the device offers two 130MHz differential data summing outputs and a low-power sleep mode
for power conservation in portable applications.
"The DVD-burner market is rapidly expanding and is becoming a standard
option in notebooks," said Kevin Plouse, Sipex's senior vice president of
marketing and business development. "Sipex is aggressively enabling customers'
needs in the portable segment by implementing our most advanced optics
products into compelling packaging solutions."
SP8056 Key Features (Typical):
-- 130MHz bandwidth
-- Ten selectable gain settings
-- <2mA sleep mode current
-- 20ns output settling time
-- 20ns saturation recovery time
-- Differential outputs with 2.7v output swing
-- <1ns group delay
-- -73dBm output noise
-- 16 pin clear OPLGA packaging, 3.5mm x 4.0mm
Pricing and Availability:
The SP8056 is available now and is priced at $1.80 in 100,000 piece
quantities. An evaluation board is also available to assist in the evaluation
of the SP8056. Datasheets and additional information on the SP8056 and other
Sipex product offerings may be found on the company web site at www.sipex.com.
About Sipex Optical Storage
The optical storage product family offers complete electronic solutions
that enable faster read speeds and smaller footprints in the pick up heads of
DVD-R/W, DVD-RAM, CDRW, and DVD/CD-ROM systems. This family includes photo-detector ICs,
laser diode drivers, and advanced power control ICs. Utilizing extremely high-performance
BiCMOS processing, Sipex's products lead or match all competitors in key parameters such
as bandwidth, settling times and output noise.
Sipex Corporation is a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures
and markets high performance, value-added analog integrated circuits (ICs).
Sipex serves the broad analog signal processing market with interface, power
management and optical storage ICs for use in computing, communications, and networking
infrastructure markets. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California with
additional offices in Belgium, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Sipex sells
direct and through distribution channels. For more information about Sipex, visit