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EDN Magazine Presents Top Honor to Samplify Systems' SAM1600 Family of Analog/Digital Converters at the 19th Annual Innovation Awards.

SANTA CLARA CLARA Clairemont Amateur Radio Association , Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Samplify Systems, Inc., a next-generation mixed-signal semiconductor company, today announced that its SAM1600 family of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), integrated with the company's patented Prism(TM) real-time signal-compression technology, is the winner in EDN Magazine's 19th annual Innovation Awards competition in the ADC (1) See A/D converter.

(2) (Apple Display Connector) A peripheral connector from Apple that combines digital video display, USB and power in one cable.
 and DAC category.

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Samplify received the honor during the awards ceremony hosted by EDN Magazine during opening day of the 2009 Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, held in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌs├Žnhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. . The Innovation Awards, which honor the best technology, products and people in electronics design, are determined by a combination of the magazine's readership along with EDN's editorial staff and editorial advisory board. The voting, which ended late February, identifies a single winner in several categories and Samplify's SAM1600 family took the top honor in the prestigious ADCs and DACs category. Other finalists in the ADC and DAC category included the MAX5661 16-bit DAC from Maxim Integrated Products, the DAC9881 18-bit DAC from Texas Instruments, and the ADC12EU050 12-bit octal ADC from National Semiconductor. Samplify's winning entry can be viewed at http://www.edn.com/info/CA6631770.html .

"We would have been honored just to be considered as a finalist in the same category with esteemed analog companies such a Maxim, TI, and National," said Al Wegener, CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey.  and founder of Samplify. "Given these companies did make incremental improvements in analog performance of their nominated devices," Wegener added, "we are especially flattered that the readers and editorial staff of EDN Magazine understood and appreciated the value of integrating compression, our first digital kernel, into a data converter."

The SAM1600 family, integrated with Samplify's Prism signal-compression algorithm, provides a cost-effective and power-saving alternative to brute-force hardware approaches to transport and store large amounts of sampled data within systems. SAM1600 ADCs deliver twice the channel density while consuming only half the power of competing solutions. With these products, Samplify provides a complete, end-to-end compression solution which also includes the Samplify for FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) A type of gate array that is programmed in the field rather than in a semiconductor fab. Containing up to hundreds of thousands of gates, there are a variety of FPGA architectures on the market.  and Samplify for Windows decompression engines.

The Prism(TM) compression engine in the SAM1610/05 is fully compatible with Samplify's existing FPGA intellectual property (IP) and software-based decompression blocks, enabling compression to be used throughout the entire signal chain

About Samplify Systems

Samplify Systems, Inc. is a fabless mixed-signal semiconductor company that combines high-performance analog with sophisticated digital processing to deliver a new class of intelligent data converters. Samplify provides the only real-time lossless and lossy compression solutions for high-speed sampled data systems. Delivering simply the bits that matter(R), Samplify's Prism(TM) compression technology turbo-charges the I/O subsystem of Samplify data converters, reducing bandwidth and storage bottlenecks in DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive  systems without the power, area, and cost of brute-force hardware solutions. Samplify targets real-time embedded applications in medical imaging, wireless, defense, communications, and industrial markets. Samplify Systems is a privately held company privately held company

A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly.
 based in Santa Clara, CA with over $11M in investment from Charles River Ventures and Formative Ventures.

Prism is a trademark and simply the bits that matter is a registered trademark of Samplify Systems. All other names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.

CONTACT: Company Contact, Allan Evans, VP Marketing of Samplify Systems, Inc., +1-408-260-4011, aevans@samplify.com; or Media Contact, Nancy Sheffield of Tsantes Consulting Group, +1-408-410-9928, nsheffield@tsantes.com

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