Analog Devices Digital Audio Converter and VisualDSP++ Each Bestowed Innovation of the Year Awards by EDN Magazine

-- ADI achieves top honors in two categories for Innovation of the Year



-- AD1896 Audio Sample Rate Converter and VisualDSP++(TM)'s statistical code

profiling each recognized



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Analog Devices, Inc.

    NORWOOD, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:   ADI),
 a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing
 applications, announced today that it was awarded two EDN Innovation awards at
 the 11th annual ceremony held on April 9 in San Francisco. Singled out were
 the AD1896 audio sample rater converter, which enables devices with different
 sampling rates to talk to each other and is geared for professional and
 consumer audio applications, and VisualDSP++'s statistical profiling, a
 statistical analysis tool that speeds development of code written for ADI
 digital signal processors (DSPs).
     "It is a great honor to be recognized by the community of engineering
 professionals who vote for "Innovation of the Year," said Samuel H. Fuller,
 vice president of research and development. "We strive to continuously
 discover innovative solutions to the design challenges facing developers.
 These awards recognize the outstanding products that emerge from our
 commitment to innovation."
     The AD1896 audio sample-rate converter is the first asynchronous sample-
 rate converter to exceed 140dB signal-to-noise ratio and the first device to
 support the 192 kHz specification of the latest Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
 standards The AD1896 provides the best THD+N performance available, -126dBover
 the entire range of sample rates. And that range is the widest available, 1k-
 192kHz. The asynchronous conversion ratios allow of 1:8 up-sampling, and
 7.75:1 down-sampling. This allows the conversion of sample rates for any
 possible application, including from 192kHz DVD-A to 44.1kHz CD. The AD1896
 audio sample-rate converter is used in home theater systems, studio digital
 mixers, DVD systems, set-top boxes, digital audio effects processors, and
 automotive audio systems, among other applications. For more information on
 the AD1896 please visit
 http://products.analog.com/products/info.asp?product=AD1896.
     The VisualDSP++ compiler and statistical analysis system offers software
 developers a powerful tool for optimizing programs written for ADI DSPs.
 Statistical profiling enables the programmer to non-intrusively poll the
 processor while it is running the program, and to completely visualize which
 routines are consuming the majority of the processor's performance. This
 feature, unique to VisualDSP++, enables the software developer to gather
 important code execution metrics without interrupting the real-time
 characteristics of the program. This means that the developer can identify
 bottlenecks in software quickly and efficiently. For more information on
 VisualDSP++ please visit www.analog.com/industry/dsp/tools/index.html.
     The Innovation of the Year awards are chosen by the readers of EDN
 Magazine, (www.ednmag.com) who vote for products in fourteen categories. The
 AD1896 audio sample rater converter won in the category for Digital ICs and
 VisualDSP++'s statistical software code profiler, won in the category for
 Embedded-Development Systems and Tools. The winners of the Innovation of the
 Year awards represent the leading edge in design and innovation in the
 electronics industry. Each submission is put through a rigorous qualification
 process before being submitted to EDN's readers for the final vote. ADI has
 received 4 awards in the past 2 years, including the 1999 Innovator of the
 Year award. The April 27th issue of EDN will feature a special supplement
 dedicated to this year's winners.
 
     About Analog Devices
     With revenues of $772 million for the first quarter of 2001, Analog
 Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated
 circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The
 company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and employs approximately
 9,800 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts,
 California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United
 Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and
 the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
 
      EDITORS ONLY CONTACT:
      Rick Sheehy
      Analog Devices, Inc.
      Tel:  781/461-3505
      Fax:  781/329-1241
      Email:  richard.sheehy@analog.com
      (Please Do Not Publish)
 
 

SOURCE Analog Devices, Inc.
    NORWOOD, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE:   ADI),
 a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing
 applications, announced today that it was awarded two EDN Innovation awards at
 the 11th annual ceremony held on April 9 in San Francisco. Singled out were
 the AD1896 audio sample rater converter, which enables devices with different
 sampling rates to talk to each other and is geared for professional and
 consumer audio applications, and VisualDSP++'s statistical profiling, a
 statistical analysis tool that speeds development of code written for ADI
 digital signal processors (DSPs).
     "It is a great honor to be recognized by the community of engineering
 professionals who vote for "Innovation of the Year," said Samuel H. Fuller,
 vice president of research and development. "We strive to continuously
 discover innovative solutions to the design challenges facing developers.
 These awards recognize the outstanding products that emerge from our
 commitment to innovation."
     The AD1896 audio sample-rate converter is the first asynchronous sample-
 rate converter to exceed 140dB signal-to-noise ratio and the first device to
 support the 192 kHz specification of the latest Digital Versatile Disc (DVD)
 standards The AD1896 provides the best THD+N performance available, -126dBover
 the entire range of sample rates. And that range is the widest available, 1k-
 192kHz. The asynchronous conversion ratios allow of 1:8 up-sampling, and
 7.75:1 down-sampling. This allows the conversion of sample rates for any
 possible application, including from 192kHz DVD-A to 44.1kHz CD. The AD1896
 audio sample-rate converter is used in home theater systems, studio digital
 mixers, DVD systems, set-top boxes, digital audio effects processors, and
 automotive audio systems, among other applications. For more information on
 the AD1896 please visit
 http://products.analog.com/products/info.asp?product=AD1896.
     The VisualDSP++ compiler and statistical analysis system offers software
 developers a powerful tool for optimizing programs written for ADI DSPs.
 Statistical profiling enables the programmer to non-intrusively poll the
 processor while it is running the program, and to completely visualize which
 routines are consuming the majority of the processor's performance. This
 feature, unique to VisualDSP++, enables the software developer to gather
 important code execution metrics without interrupting the real-time
 characteristics of the program. This means that the developer can identify
 bottlenecks in software quickly and efficiently. For more information on
 VisualDSP++ please visit www.analog.com/industry/dsp/tools/index.html.
     The Innovation of the Year awards are chosen by the readers of EDN
 Magazine, (www.ednmag.com) who vote for products in fourteen categories. The
 AD1896 audio sample rater converter won in the category for Digital ICs and
 VisualDSP++'s statistical software code profiler, won in the category for
 Embedded-Development Systems and Tools. The winners of the Innovation of the
 Year awards represent the leading edge in design and innovation in the
 electronics industry. Each submission is put through a rigorous qualification
 process before being submitted to EDN's readers for the final vote. ADI has
 received 4 awards in the past 2 years, including the 1999 Innovator of the
 Year award. The April 27th issue of EDN will feature a special supplement
 dedicated to this year's winners.
 
     About Analog Devices
     With revenues of $772 million for the first quarter of 2001, Analog
 Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated
 circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The
 company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and employs approximately
 9,800 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts,
 California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United
 Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and
 the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
 
      EDITORS ONLY CONTACT:
      Rick Sheehy
      Analog Devices, Inc.
      Tel:  781/461-3505
      Fax:  781/329-1241
      Email:  richard.sheehy@analog.com
      (Please Do Not Publish)
 
 SOURCE  Analog Devices, Inc.

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