About Us

   

Introduction

Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. (ALD) develops, manufactures and markets precision CMOS linear integrated circuits. Founded in 1985, ALD continues to be a leading supplier of analog semiconductors to many OEM manufacturers of industrial controls, instrumentation, computers, medical devices, automotive, and telecommunications products. Based in Sunnyvale, California, ALD is situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley where myriad semiconductor industry firsts continue to outpace the rest of the world. Our staff includes a team of veteran engineers and scientists - many with extensive semiconductor design, technology and manufacturing backgrounds. The company is a global supplier of instrument grade analog CMOS components and systems designed for precision circuit and high reliability applications. We are also recognized as one of the early analog pioneers and semiconductor innovators with many design firsts to our own credit including: rail to rail operational amplifiers, Function Specific ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), low charge injection analog switches and EPAD® on-chip electronic trimming.


Standard Products

Our standard linear product line includes a broad selection of:

  • Ultra-low Input Signal Power Rail-to-Rail CMOS Operational Amplifiers
  • Ultra-low Charge Injection Low Voltage Analog Switches
  • Precision CMOS Voltage Comparators with High Output Current Drivers
  • Low Drift CMOS Timers with High Discharge Output
  • Precision Matched Pair Small Signal N-channel and P-channel MOSFET Arrays
  • High resolution Dual Slope Integrating Analog Processors, with dedicated Digital Controllers
  • ±5½ Digit DVM (Digital Voltmeter) Boards with or without PC/microprocessor interfaces


EPAD® Technology Products

Many products offered by the company incorporate its proprietary patented EPAD® (Electrically Programmable Analog Devices) technology for active in-circuit trimming of critical electrical characteristics. These products include EPAD® MOSFETS, Dual Slope Analog Processor with on-chip Voltage Reference, DVM (Digital Voltmeter) boards, EPAD® analog voltage comparators, EPAD® operational amplifiers and other EPAD® enabled products. ALD is a focused analog leader committed to innovative design developments using CMOS linear technologies.


Other Products

Our products and services include a full range of standard product solutions as well as custom solutions to linear circuit designers and engineers worldwide. Most ALD linear semiconductor products are available as standard ICs for electronic system requiring +3V, +5V, ±2.5V or ±5V operation. Standard packaging include JEDEC versions of plastic dual-in-line (PDIP), small outline (SOIC), or hermetic ceramic (CDIP) and custom types for special applications. Products are offered in commercial temperature range (0 to 70°C), industrial temperature range (-40 to +85°C), and military temperature range ( -55 to +125°C). Certain selected products can be specified for special high temperature operation - up to 200°C. Custom tested and screened die in waffle pack; optional MIL883E visual inspection; 100% product identification and product traceability services are also available.


Quality Service

Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. is ISO 9001-2008 certified and committed to meet and exceed these standards as well the expectation of our customers in total quality, including products and services, on-time delivery and communications. Quality and Reliability of every semiconductor product delivered is "instrument grade", providing unrivaled performance throughout the lifetime of the products that incorporate these devices. The company employs quality principles such as "Reliability by Design", "Total Quality", and "Product Qualification by Quality and Reliability" as well as conformance to various industry standards such as "JEDEC" and "MIL883E".