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AD9230:  12-Bit, 170 MSPS/210 MSPS/250 MSPS, 1.8 V Analog-to-Digital Converter

Product Details

The AD9230 is a 12-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter optimized for high performance, low power, and ease of use. The product operates at up to a 250 MSPS conversion rate and is optimized for outstanding dynamic performance in wideband carrier and broadband systems. All necessary functions, including a track-and-hold (T/H) and voltage reference, are included on the chip to provide a complete signal conversion solution.

The ADC requires a 1.8 V analog voltage supply and a differential clock for full performance operation. The digital outputs are LVDS (ANSI-644) compatible and support either twos complement, offset binary format, or Gray code. A data clock output is available for proper output data timing.

Fabricated on an advanced CMOS process, the AD9230 is available in a 56-lead LFCSP, specified over the industrial temperature range (−40°C to +85°C).

Product Highlights

  1. High Performance—Maintains 64.9 dBFS SNR @ 250 MSPS with a 70 MHz input.
  2. Low Power—Consumes only 434 mW @ 250 MSPS.
  3. Ease of Use—LVDS output data and output clock signal allow interface to current FPGA technology. The on-chip reference and sample and hold provide flexibility in system design. Use of a single 1.8 V supply simplifies system power supply design.
  4. Serial Port Control—Standard serial port interface supports various product functions, such as data formatting, disabling the clock duty cycle stabilizer, power-down, gain adjust, and output test pattern generation.
  5. Pin-Compatible Family—10-bit pin-compatible family offered as AD9211.


  • Wireless and wired broadband communications
  • Cable reverse path
  • Communications test equipment
  • Radar and satellite subsystems
  • Power amplifier linearization
  • Data Sheet, Rev. 0, 2/07


    • SNR = 64.9 dBFS @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS
    • ENOB of 10.4 @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS (−1.0 dBFS)
    • SFDR = −79 dBc @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS (−1.0 dBFS)
    • Excellent linearity
      DNL = ±0.3 LSB typical
      INL = ±0.5 LSB typical
    • 700 MHz full power analog bandwidth
    • On-chip reference, no external decoupling required
    • Integrated input buffer and track-and-hold
    • Low power dissipation
      434 mW @ 250 MSPS—LVDS SDR mode
      400 mW @ 250 MSPS—LVDS DDR mode
    • Programmable input voltage range
      1.0 V to 1.5 V, 1.25 V nominal
    • 1.8 V analog and digital supply operation
    • LVDS output with selectable data format
      (offset binary, twos complement, Gray code)
    • 11-bit version available: AD923011BCPZ-200

    Functional Block Diagram for AD9230


    Title Content Type File Type
    AD9230: 12-Bit, 170 MSPS/210 MSPS/250 MSPS, 1.8 V Analog-to-Digital Converter Data Sheet (Rev 0, 02/2007) (pdf, 2133 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    AN-1142: Techniques for High Speed ADC PCB Layout  (pdf, 392 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-878: High Speed ADC SPI Control Software  (pdf, 585 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-282: Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems  (pdf, 2131 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-737: How ADIsimADC Models an ADC  (pdf, 373 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-807: Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility  (pdf, 969 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-808: Multicarrier CDMA2000 Feasibility  (pdf, 1535 kB)
    The goal of this application note is to determine the feasibility of implementing a multicarrier CDMA2000 transceiver and what the major subsystem performances must be.
    Application Notes PDF
    AN-827: A Resonant Approach to Interfacing Amplifiers to Switched-Capacitor ADCs  (pdf, 203 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-877: Interfacing to High Speed ADCs via SPI  (pdf, 1594 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-905: VisualAnalog Converter Evaluation Tool Version 1.0 User Manual  (pdf, 2124 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-935: Designing an ADC Transformer-Coupled Front End  (pdf, 363 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-835: Understanding High Speed ADC Testing and Evaluation  (pdf, 985 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-586: LVDS Outputs for High Speed A/D Converters  (pdf, 207 kB)
    High Speed ADCs Uses LVDS (Low-Voltage Differential Signaling) to Minimize Performance Limitations In ADC Applications When Providing High Speed Data Output
    Application Notes PDF
    AN-812:  MicroController-Based Serial Port Interface (SPI) Boot Circuit (pdf, 452,449 bytes)  (pdf, 441 kB)
    This application note describes the operation of a general-purpose, microcontroller-based Serial Port Interface (SPI) boot circuit.
    Application Notes PDF
    AN-742: Frequency Domain Response of Switched-Capacitor ADCs  (pdf, 401 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-715: A First Approach to IBIS Models: What They Are and How They Are Generated  (pdf, 370 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-345: Grounding for Low-and-High-Frequency Circuits  (pdf, 455 kB)
    Know Your Ground and Signal Paths for Effective Designs. Current Flow Seeks Path of Least Impedance-Not Just Resistance....
    Application Notes PDF
    AN-756: Sampled Systems and the Effects of Clock Phase Noise and Jitter  (pdf, 291 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-501: Aperture Uncertainty and ADC System Performance  (pdf, 227 kB)
    A Key Concern in IF Sampling is that of Aperture Uncertainty (Jitter)
    Application Notes PDF
    MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
    Improve The Design Of Your Passive Wideband ADC Front-End Network
    As converter technology improves, so does the demand to resolve very high intermediate frequencies (IFs) accurately at high speeds. This poses two challenges: the converter design itself and the front-end design that couples the signal content to the converter. Even if the converter itself is excellent, the front end must be able to preserve the signal quality too.
    (Electronic Design, 3/26/2010)
    Technical Articles HTML
    High-speed ADC Sets Power Efficiency Benchmarks
    (Electronic Products, 2006)
    Product Reviews HTML
    Analog's ADC Sets Efficiency Benchmark
    (EEPN, April 2006)
    Product Reviews HTML
    Digital TV, Audio Boost Analog/Mixed-Signal
    (Electronic Design, June 8, 2006)
    Product Reviews HTML
    High-speed ADCs suit communications applications
    (RF Design, 4/5/2006)
    Product Reviews HTML
    RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
    Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

    Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

    Title Content Type File Type
    ADIsimADC is Analog Devices' Analog-to-Digital Behavioral Model that accurately models the typical performance characteristics of many of our High Speed Converters. The model faithfully reproduces the errors associated with both static and dynamic features such as AC linearity, clock jitter, and many other product specific anomalies.
    ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
    AD9230 (11-Bit) IBIS Model IBIS Models HTML
    AD9230 IBIS Models IBIS Models HTML

    Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

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    Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

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    Recommended Driver Amplifiers for the AD9230

    • For undersampling applications as an alternative to transformer coupled inputs, we recommend the AD8352 differential driver.
    • For differential RF/IF, we recommend the ADL5561 or the ultra low distortion ADL5562.
    Recommended Power Solutions
    • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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    AD9230 Model Options
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    Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
    AD9230BCPZ-170 Status: Production 56 ld LFCSP (8x8mm, 4.3mm exposed pad) 56 Ind Tray, 260 $41.67 $35.42 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    AD9230BCPZ-210 Status: Production 56 ld LFCSP (8x8mm, 4.3mm exposed pad) 56 Ind Tray, 260 $50.00 $42.50 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    AD9230BCPZ-250 Status: Production 56 ld LFCSP (8x8mm, 4.3mm exposed pad) 56 Ind Tray, 260 $70.24 $59.71 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    AD9230BCPZRL7-170 Status: Last Time Buy LFCSP:LEADFRM CHIP SCALE 56 Ind Reel, 750 - - Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
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    AD9230 Evaluation Board
    Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
    AD9230-170EBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $202.40 Yes -
    AD9230-210EBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $202.40 Yes -
    AD9230-250EBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $202.40 Yes -

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