Semtech Taps IBM Process For High Speed Microwave Chips

Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech reported Monday that it is using IBM's 32nm SOI technology for its 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores, aimed at used in high speed, microwave systems-on-a-chip (SoC) products. The analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog cores are used as part of microwave radio systems. Semtech said the chips are being used by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) as part of an DARPA project to develop next general microwave radio systems. Semtech said its chips will be available in November.