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Avago Technologies Announces New Navigation Sensors

May 13, 2009

The single-chip LaserStream and optical navigation sensors for corded input device applications enable ease of assembly and helps reduce development cost.

SAN JOSE, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, announced two new system-on-chip (SOC) LaserStream and LED optical navigation sensors for use in USB corded computer mice and a variety of other input device applications. The ADNS-7700, which incorporates Avago's patented LaserStream navigation sensor, microcontroller and VCSEL illumination in a single chip, targets designers of desktop PCs, trackballs and integrated input devices. The ADNS-5700 is a single chip USB solution that integrates the optical navigation sensor with a microcontroller and LED driver to help simplify mouse designs.

The ADNS-7700 is one of the first laser navigation sensors in the industry that has a microcontroller, navigation sensor and VCSEL integrated in a single package. Housed in a 22-pin staggered dual inline package (DIP), this navigation sensor is designed to be used with either Avago's trim lens (ADNS-6180-001) or wide trim lens (ADNS-6180-002) to provide a complete navigation system. Additionally, this LaserStream-based navigation sensor operates on a single 5 V power supply, meets USB 2.0 compliance, and laser power is pre-calibrated prior shipment. Other key features include high-speed motion detection of up to 45 in./s (ips), acceleration of 20 g and resolution up to 2400 dpi; a mechanical Z-Wheel interface for vertical and tilt-wheel scroll; On-the-Fly resolution change; a keymap feature; and on-chip OTP memory for device configuration flexibility.

Avago's ADNS-5700, which also operates on a 5 V power supply, comes in an 18-pin optical package that is designed to be used with Avago's round lens (ADNS-5100), trim lens (ADNS-5100-001) or truncated round lens (ADNS-5100-002). With the addition of the ADNS-5200 clip and HLMP-ED80 LED, these parts provide a complete and compact optical navigation mouse sensor. Additionally, this navigation sensor has no moving parts, and precision optical alignment is not required, making the ADNS-5700 ideal for high volume assembly. Other key features include: high speed motion detection up to 30 ips; accurate navigation over a wide variety of surfaces; and 12-bit motion reporting.

A reference design kit, complete with sample navigation sensor and optical mouse is available for the ADNS-5700 and ADNS-7700. The optical mouse supplied with the kit will enable input device designers to evaluate the performance of the sensor prior to design. A design guide which provides usefully tips and information for ease of use is also included in the kit.

Pricing and Availability
Avago's ADNS-7700 and ADNS-5700 navigation sensors are priced at $1.55 and $0.75, respectively in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots.

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