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# Analog Devices Offers ADCs For Utility Substation Control

May 27, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced simultaneous-sampling ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) that are said to simplify the design of next-generation power-line-monitoring systems. According to the company, the need for more efficient utility substations and "smart grid" management is growing as worldwide electricity demand increases. Electric utility companies need power-line-monitoring systems to monitor and control energy consumption, cost, and quality, as well as to protect expensive equipment from power surges and severe storms.

"ADI’s new simultaneous-sampling ADCs provide the resolution and performance needed for next-generation power-line-monitoring system designs that ensure the reliable delivery of electricity to millions of people in nearly every corner of the world," said Leo McHugh, Product Line Director, Precision Signal Processing, Analog Devices. "ADI offers a broad range of semiconductor solutions that solve design challenges in every part of the energy monitoring system, ranging from the electricity meter to the substation."

The units are priced as follows (each, per 1,000): AD7606 at $23.10 and AD7607 at$18.48.