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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, 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 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. 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 .

"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 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 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 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 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.

SOURCE Samplify Systems, Inc.
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