NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW SENSOR INTERFACE IC FEATURES WIDE RANGE PROGRAMMABLE GAIN, PROGRAMMABLE FILTERS, 12 BIT A/D CONVERTER AND ON CHIP ANTI ALIASING

SAN JOSE, California, November 1, 2003---Engineers at Mixed Signal Integration have developed a new integrated circuit called the MSSPSI that will interface voltage output sensors to a microprocessor. The Smart Programmable Sensor Interface chip takes small analog signals from a sensor or MEMs device and anti-aliases, filters and amplifies them. Then the signals are converted into a digital signal output. These functions are controlled by an external uP through the MSSPI's on-chip serial interface.

The Smart Programmable Sensor Interface chip can be used for MEMS interface and sensors for pressure, vibration, temperature and accelerometers, among others. Medical applications such as bio-sensors are another use for the MSSPSI.

The MSSPSI has a low noise preamp that can be configured for differential or single-ended mode. The chip also contains a digital serial input port, 12 bit A to D converter, temperature sensor, DC offset adjustment circuit, a 4 input multiplexor for the A to D, and anti-aliasing. The on chip bias section can be selected for different power modes through the serial port. The MSSPSI takes a single supply from 3.3 V to 5.5 V DC. Typical operating current in low power mode is only 2 mA.

The MSSPSI is packaged in a 32 pin plastic LQFP. Operating temperature is –40 to +85 degrees C. In 10,000 piece quantities, the MSSPSI costs $5.95 each.

MIXED SIGNAL INTEGRATION is an integrated circuit company specializing in analog and mixed signal standard products and custom ASICs in CMOS technologies. For more information, contact MSI at 2157F O'Toole Ave., San Jose, California 95131. Telephone: 408-434-6305. Fax: 408-434-6417. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web Site: http://www.mix-sig.com