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Wolfson introduces innovative new range of imaging solutions

Edinburgh, UK, April 20 2011 – Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced a new range of analog front end (AFE) digitizer integrated circuits, which can be easily integrated into the latest generation of imaging equipment in the home or office including digital copiers, scanners (including portable bar code scanners) and multi-function printers (MFPs). 

Part of Wolfson’s imaging portfolio, the WM8232, WM8233, WM8234 and WM8235 process and digitize the analog output signals from Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) sensors or Contact Image Sensors (CIS). They offer a variety of channel and ADC configurations, allowing system designers to choose the configuration which best suits their purpose. For the consumer, this means higher scanning speeds at high scan resolutions, while the flexible architecture makes it easier for engineers to design the products into their systems, speeding up the design process.

Nigel Burgess, Product Line Manager for Imaging, Computing and Entertainment, at Wolfson Microelectronics, said, “These new AFE products provide a range of highly flexible solutions which can be easily integratedinto the latest digital copiers, scanners and MFPs. With these solutions, designers are able to select from a variety of available configurations, allowing endusers to get the best results out of the imaging equipment in their home oroffice.” 


The four new imaging parts are available for sampling from August, in a 56-lead QFN package.

About Wolfson Microelectronics

Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices. 

Wolfson is committed to the design and supply of ground-breaking audio products, including its architecture-defining audio hub solutions, silicon micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones, power management IC’s and noise cancellation solutions, all of which come together to allow Wolfson to deliver industry-leading HD audio to consumer electronics applications Thisrich portfolio allows Wolfson’s global customers to better differentiate their digital consumer products and create whole new end-user experiences.

The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centers, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US and Asia.  Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London stock exchange (LSE: WLF.L).  For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit:

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