National Semiconductor creates analog-intensive solutions that differentiate customers’ products by providing greater energy efficiency, precision, portability, better audio and sharper images in electronic systems. Analog technologies, also known as linear technologies, are the essential link between the digital world of ones and zeroes and the real world of light, sound, temperature, speed, and pressure. National’s technologies address issues facing system designers in markets such as mobile handsets, communications and industrial applications.
The CompactRISC architecture was created from the ground up as a
scalable architecture, covering the 16-bit embedded processor domain,
while providing the best of RISC and CISC architectures. It established
itself in applications that require significant embedded performance,
but cannot afford the size and cost overhead of full 32-bit RISC
- IEEE 1588 v1 & v2 compatibility with sub-10 ns accuracy
- 12 IEEE 1588 synchronized GPIOs for event trigger and capture
- Selectable frequency synchronized clock output
- Low deterministic latency
Low noise op amps from National Semiconductor offer ultra low noise specifications combined with precision specifications such as low offset voltage, low offset voltage drift, low input bias current, and low power consumption.
PowerWise Adaptive Voltage Scaling (AVS) is a closed-loop voltage
optimization technology for reducing both active and standby energy
consumption of digital processors, ASICs, and SoCs
Precision is a summation of various DC and AC parameters (e.g. low noise, low offset voltage, low input bias current and other application dependent parameters) and National optimizes these requirements for a wide variety of precision applications. The tables below highlight some of National’s industry-leading precision amplifier products by end application.
National Semiconductor offers the industry's most complete Serializer
and Deserializer (SerDes) portfolio to serve broad market, wired and
wireless communication (base station, CPRI) systems, automotive
(AEC-Q100 qualified), broadcast video (SMPTE 3G, HD, SD-SDI),
industrial automation (Camera Link), printers, and medical imaging
SCANSTA products provide support for a system or card-level IEEE 1149.1
(JTAG) bus architecture. The JTAG mux is used for multiplexing and
managing multiple JTAG chains, while the embedded master simplifies
connecting the JTAG bus to a microprocessor bus.