Exar Announces Design Win In Kodak's New Color Scanner.FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 1999--
Exar Corporation (Nasdaq:EXAR) announced today that Eastman Kodak's Document Imaging division chose Exar's (XRD XRD X-Ray Diffraction
XRD X-Ray Diode 9855), a complete analog video The original video recording method that stores continuous waves of red, green and blue intensities. In analog video, the number of rows is fixed. There are no real columns, and the maximum detail is determined by the frequency response of the analog system. signal processor subsystem, for Kodak's new Kodak Digital Science(tm) Color Scanner 3590C. The Color Scanner 3590C is the third entry in Kodak's already successful Scanner 3500 platform series.
"Exar is pleased that Kodak once again selected our leading mixed-signal subsystem. This is in addition to our devices which are designed into Kodak's digital Advanced Photo System film scanner See slide scanner. ," said John Sramek, vice president, general manager of Exar's video and imaging division. "Kodak's new color scanner represents another strategic design win for Exar, and validates our continuing success in this exciting market segment."
Kodak's new digital scanner, the Color Scanner 3590C, was designed using the XRD9855 for its high speed, low power, and cost effectiveness to digitize the CCD CCD
in full charge-coupled device
Semiconductor device in which the individual semiconductor components are connected so that the electrical charge at the output of one device provides the input to the next device. image. Kodak announced the scanner's availability on July 26, 1999, one month earlier than the anticipated shipping date. These high-speed desktop scanners are designed to produce high quality color output at 85 page-per-minute volumes. The scanners are targeted at mid-volume document imaging customers.
"The Exar device met the specifications for the Color Scanner 3590C," said Fernando Garcia, project manager, Kodak Document Imaging. "The availability of the chip, and Exar's responsiveness during our product development cycle, proved helpful in the achieving an early shipping date for this scanner."
The XRD9855, announced in March 1999, is available at 18MSPS MSPS Mega-Samples Per Second
MSPS Million Samples Per Second
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MSPS Modular Synthesis Plug-In System
MSPS Million Symbols per Second
MSPS mobilization stationing and planning system (US DoD) and 10-bits. Manufactured in CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes. technology, these parts operate at the industry's lowest power consumption levels: 120 mW at 3 volts, and 250 mW at 5 volts. The XRD9855 digitizes images in video camcorders, video cameras, digital still cameras, CCTV/security cameras, PC video cameras and digital copiers, as well as in document and film scanners.
Exar Corporation designs, develops and markets innovative, system-oriented mixed-signal integrated circuits A mixed-signal integrated circuit combines analog circuits with digital signal processing (DSP) circuits on a single semiconductor die. An integrated circuit that includes both analog and digital circuitry (but no DSP), like a 555 timer, is generally not considered a mixed-signal for high-speed broadband communications and data acquisition markets. The company, based in Fremont, had fiscal 1999 revenues of $71.9 million and employs approximately 275 people worldwide.