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Fourth-Generation Cirrus Logic Energy Exploration IC Allows for a Smaller and More Reliable Marine Streamer Solution.

Industry Benchmark for Low-Noise Performance Enables More Precise Geological Mapping of Potential Energy Sources within the Ocean Floor

AUSTIN, Texas -- With the release of the CS5374, Cirrus Logic (company) Cirrus Logic - A manufacturer of integrated circuits including the Advanced RISC Machine and display interface processors and cards for use as Windows accelerators (requiring dedicated driver software).

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) has extended its technology leadership within ICs for energy exploration applications. The CS5374 integrates two programmable gain differential amplifiers and two low-noise Delta-Sigma modulators into a 48-pin QFN QFN Quad Flat No-Lead
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The CS5374, part of the fourth generation of ICs for energy exploration systems, provides excellent noise and distortion performance of 127 dB signal-to-noise rate and 118 dB THD ThD
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"The CS5374's integration allows for the industry's smallest footprint, significantly reducing the overall size of the streamer design and improving mechanical reliability," said Tom Stein, vice president and general manager, Cirrus Logic's Energy, Exploration and Lighting division.

For 15 years, Cirrus Logic has been the leader in the development of high-performance integrated circuits for oil exploration and seismology seismology (sīzmŏl`əjē, sīs–), scientific study of earthquakes and related phenomena, including the propagation of waves and shocks on or within the earth by natural or artificially generated seismic signals. . Today, Cirrus Logic is the only semiconductor supplier that provides a complete seismic system, including front-end buffer and amplification, analog-to-digital conversion, high performance filtering and test signal generation. "Cirrus Logic continues to set the industry standard for performance and integration and remains the only open market component supplier committed to the development of complete data acquisition channel chipsets," Stein said.

Pricing and availability

The CS5374 is in volume production and available in a 48-pin QFN package. Visit www.cirrus.com for more details.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Celebrating its 25th year as a leading fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab.  in 2009, Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Tucson, Ariz., Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at www.cirrus.com.
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