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AD10242:  Dual Channel, 12-Bit, 40 MSPS MCM A/D Converter with DC-Coupled Analog Input Signal Conditioning (AD9042 Core ADC)

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The AD10242 is a complete dual signal chain solution including onboard amplifiers, references, ADCs, and output buffering providing unsurpassed total system performance. Each channel is laser trimmed for gain and offset matching and provides channel-to- channel crosstalk performance better than 80 dB. The AD10242 utilizes two each of the AD9631, OP279, and the AD9042 in a custom MCM to gain space, performance, and cost advantages over solutions previously available.

The AD10242 operates with ±5.0 V for the analog signal conditioning with a separate +5.0 V supply for the analog-to-digital conversion. Each channel is completely independent allowing operation with independent encode or analog inputs. The AD10242 also offers the user a choice of analog input signal ranges to minimize additional signal conditioning required for multiple functions within a single system. The heart of the AD10242 is the AD9042 which is designed specifically for applications requiring wide dynamic range.

The AD10242 is manufactured by Analog Devices on our MIL-PRF-38534 MCM line and is completely qualified. Units are packaged in a custom cofired ceramic 68-lead gull wing package and specified for operation from –55°C to +125°C. Contact the factory for additional custom options including those which allow the user to ac couple the ADC directly, by-passing the front end amplifier section. Also see the AD9042 data sheet for additional details on ADC performance.


  • Radar Processing
  • Communications Receivers
  • FLIR Processing
  • Secure Communications
  • Any I/Q Signal Processing Application


  • 2 Matched ADCs with Input Signal Conditioning
  • Selectable Bipolar Input Voltage Range
    (±0.5 V, ±1.0 V, ±2.0 V)
  • Full MIL-STD-883B Compliant
  • 80 dB Spurious-Free Dynamic Range
  • Trimmed Channel-Channel Matching

Functional Block Diagram for AD10242


Title Content Type File Type
AD10242: Dual, 12-Bit, 40 MSPS MCM A/D Converter with Analog Input Signal Conditioning Data Sheet  (Rev C, 02/2003) (pdf, 313 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AD10242 Military Data Sheet  (Rev A, 06/2002) (pdf) Data Sheets PDF
AN-297: Test Video A/D Converters Under Dynamic Conditions  (pdf, 731 kB) Application Notes PDF
ADI Warns Against Misuse of COTS Integrated Circuits  (pdf, 13 kB)
(Revised 1/03)
Invites Customer Participation in Creative Mil/Aero System Solutions
Recommended Reading PDF
MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Class T Satellite Products  (pdf, 124 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Multi-Channel Analog-to-Digital Converter Module Integration  (pdf, 20 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Proper Grounding Is Critical For High-Speed Systems
... by Walt Kester and James Bryant, Analog Devices, Inc. (Wireless Systems Design, May 2000)
Technical Articles HTML
Correlating High-Speed ADC Performance to Multicarrier 3G Requirements
by Brad Brannon (RF Design, 6/1/2003)
Technical Articles HTML
DNL and Some of its Effects on Converter Performance
... by Brad Brannon, Analog Devices, Inc. (Wireless Design & Development, June 2001)
Technical Articles HTML
14-Bit Monolithic ADCs: First to Sample Faster than 1 MSPS
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1997)
Analog Dialogue HTML
Ultrasound Analog Electronics Primer
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 33, No. 5, May, 1999)
Analog Dialogue HTML
GIDEP - Product Change Notice  (pdf, 72 kB)
ADI Philippines is being qualified as alternative sites for QMLV, Class S, JAN S and customer SCD Drawings for screening, testing, and quality conformance testing presently tested at ADI Santa Clara, CA. The device types effected by this move are listed in the Appendices.
Aerospace Information PDF
Space Products Signal Chain  (pdf, 176 kB)
(Revised 12/01)
Satellite signal chain with suggested part types in various locations.
Aerospace Information PDF
Standard Space Level Products Program  (pdf, 39 kB)
This brochure describes the standard flow and how to order Analog Devices, Inc. standard product for Space Level not available as JAN, or QML. It replaces the Standard Class S brochure.
Aerospace Information PDF
Space Qualified Parts List  (pdf, 93 kB)
This document lists 67 (240+) space level products that are available from Analog Devices. Many of the products listed are state-of-the-art data conversion and signal processing products that were previously only available as commercial or military Class B products. Through our Space Products Group and MIL-PRF-38535 certified Level V (Class S) facility, we are pleased to offer these products to the space marketplace.
Aerospace Information PDF
Quality Assurance Quality Assurance HTML
Generic Qual Plan Flow  (pdf, 6 kB) Quality Assurance PDF
Product/Process Reliability Flow  (pdf, 5 kB) Quality Assurance PDF
Technology Overview Overview HTML
Multi-Chip Products Capability Brochure  (pdf, 112 kB) Overview PDF
Capabilities Overview Briefing  (pdf, 1458 kB)
High Performance Signal Processing Solutions for Military and Aerospace
Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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