Exar Products Win 2011 EDN China Innovation Awards
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar's Corporation (EXAR) (Nasdaq: EXAR) has recently won two 2011 EDN China Innovation awards. Continuing its market leadership position in interface solutions, Exar's XR16M890 won "Best Product" in the analog category. Exar's industry acclaimed Power(XR) programmable power products were again selected by EDN editors for recognition, this time EDN China chose the XRP7724 as the "Leading Product" for the power category. EDN magazine previously selected Exar's Power(XR) XRP7704 and XRP7740 for the 2009 "Hot 100" products category.
"We're honored that EDN China, one of China's most prestigious electronic design magazines, has chosen one of our industry leading interface products for the 2011 Innovation awards," said Levent Ozcolak, vice president, Interface Product Line. "Our interface products have historically been very strong with the engineering community and Exar enjoys an enviable market position in China for a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications."
The XR16M890 is one of the industry's fastest 8-bit/VLIO UARTs with integrated level shifters. Using the on-chip voltage level shifters minimizes the number of external components needed and optimizes the overall Bill of Materials. The XRP16M890 has a selectable 8-bit Intel, Motorola or VLIO bus interface. It has a robust set of features including Auto RTS/CTS Hardware Flow Control, Auto XON/XOFF Software Flow Control, TX/RX FIFO Counters, selectable or programmable transmit and receive FIFO trigger levels, and Fractional and Independent TX/RX Baud Rate Generators. It has Auto RS-485 Half-Duplex Direction Control, Multidrop mode with address detect, 128-Byte TX/RX FIFOs, and Infrared mode. Additionally, the XR16M890 has Sleep and PowerSave modes to minimize power consumption, and up to 16 GPIO pins are available. Additional information on the XR16M890 can be found at http://www.exar.com/interface/uart-and-bridging-solutions/8-bit-vlio-uarts/XR16M890/.
"Acknowledging Exar's device design expertise and ability to bring breakthrough solutions to market, we are excited that EDN China editors and the magazine readership selected our most recent Power(XR) programmable power controller the XRP7724 -- for its 2011 Innovation awards," said James Lougheed, vice president, Power Management Product Line. "Winning the 'Leading Product' award for the power category is very significant for Exar, especially in the highly competitive China market. The Power(XR) product family in China continues to demonstrate traction with a wide range of applications."
The XRP7724 is a highly integrated programmable power controller with the industry's most advanced design capabilities, robust performance and the most flexible design environment in the industry. With expanded voltage and current ranges, increased output voltage resolution, SMBus interface and independently controlled channel frequencies, the XRP7724 is flexible enough to handle the most demanding applications spanning mobile to industrial to high-performance computing. Our patented Digital Pulse Frequency Modulation (DPFM) technology lowers standby current enabling system designers to meet strict green power requirements. Additional information on the XRP7724 can be found at http://www.exar.com/power/power-conversion/programmable-power/XRP7724/.
About Exar's Interface Products
Exar has one of the broadest portfolios of high-performance interface solutions including UARTs, RS-232, RS-485, multi-protocol serial transceivers, GPIO expanders and integrated UART/transceiver combinations. For chip-to-chip or system-to-system connections, Exar's single and multi-channel interface ICs provides immediate competitive advantages to system architects: low power, reduction in board space requirements, increased bandwidth capacity, and enhanced product features. Interface devices are found practically everywhere including point-of-sale (POS) terminals, digital televisions, industrial automation equipment, handheld devices, and networking environments.
Exar's Power(XR) products fuse digital power-supply control and monitoring technology with high-performance analog circuitry in a new generation of digital power-management products that enable system architects to create products with advanced, integrated, switching power supplies that significantly reduce wasted energy compared to more commonly used linear power-supply regulators.
These power ICs integrate the best of both worlds - the flexibility and precision of digital power management and control, with the low cost and robust power capabilities of analog switching power supplies. Power(XR) products will reduce development time from weeks to hours enabling a significant time-to-market advantage. Power(XR) devices permit real-time power system adjustments during design, in response to changing requirements or even after field-deployment.
About EDN China Innovation Awards
As part of the EDN worldwide network, EDN China is one of the most influential media vehicles for China's electronics design community. Over 140 products from 80 companies and 38 distributors were submitted to EDN China for the competition; 50 products were nominated by EDN China magazine's editors for the 2011 Innovation Awards. EDN China invited registered readers to participate in online voting across five categories. In addition, experts from China's leading OEM companies, academic institutes and EDN China's editorial board were part of the judging process to evaluate the products. In ceremonies held in Shanghai, China top vote recipients received their awards and made short presentations on the wining products.
Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for data communication, storage, consumer and industrial applications. For over 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit www.exar.com.
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