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AD9671:  Octal Ultrasound AFE with Digital Demodulator, JESD204B

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD9671 is designed for low cost, low power, small size, and ease of use for medical ultrasound. It contains eight channels of a variable gain amplifier (VGA) with a low noise preamplifier (LNA), a CW harmonic rejection I/Q demodulator with programmable phase rotation, an anti-aliasing filter (AAF), an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a digital demodulator and decimator for data processing and bandwidth reduction.

Each channel features a maximum gain of up to 52 dB, a fully differential signal path, and an active input preamplifier termination. The channel is optimized for high dynamic performance and low power in applications where a small package size is critical.

The LNA has a single-ended-to-differential gain that is selectable through the SPI. Assuming a 15 MHz noise bandwidth (NBW) and a 21.6 dB LNA gain, the LNA input SNR is 94 dB. In CW Doppler mode, each LNA output drives an I/Q demodulator that has independently programmable phase rotation with 16 phase settings.

Power-down of individual channels is supported to increase battery life for portable applications. Standby mode allows quick power-up for power cycling. In CW Doppler operation, the VGA, AAF, and ADC are powered down. The ADC contains several features designed to maximize flexibility and minimize system cost, such as a programmable clock, data alignment, and programmable digital test pattern generation. The digital test patterns include built-in fixed patterns, built-in pseudo random patterns, and custom user-defined test patterns entered via the serial port interface.


  • 8 channels of LNA, VGA, AAF, ADC, and digital demodulator/decimator
    -- Low power: 130 mW per channel, TGC mode, 40 MSPS; 65mW per channel, CW mode; <30mW at power-up
    -- 10 mm × 10 mm, 144-ball CSP-BGA
  • Low noise preamplifier (LNA)
    -- Input-referred noise: 0.78 nV/√Hz, gain = 21.6 dB
    -- Programmable gain: 15.6 dB/17.9 dB/21.6 dB -- 0.1 dB compression: 1000 mV p-p/750 mV p-p/450 mV p-p -- Flexible active input impedance matching
  • Variable gain amplifier (VGA)
    -- Attenuator range: 45dB, Linear-in-dB gain control
    -- Postamp gain (PGA): 21 dB/24 dB/27 dB/30 dB
  • Antialiasing filter (AAF)
    -- Programmable second-order LPF from 8 MHz to 18 MHz or 13.5MHz to 30MHz and HPF
  • Analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
    -- SNR: 75dB, 14 bits up to 125 MSPS
  • JESD204B Subclass 0 coded serial digital outputs
  • CW mode harmonic rejection I/Q demodulator
    -- Individual programmable phase rotation
    -- Output dynamic range per channel: >160 dBc/√Hz
    -- Output-referred SNR: 156 dBc/√Hz, 1 kHz offset, −3dBFS
  • Digital demodulator/decimator
    -- I/Q demodulator with programmable oscillator
    -- FIR decimation filter:
    16 taps per decimation factor
  • See data sheet for additional features

Functional Block Diagram for AD9671

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Additional Information

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Recommended Gain Control of VGA for the AD9671 Recommended Clock Drivers for the AD9671
  • For low jitter performance and integrated VCO, we recommend the AD9520-0 and AD9522-0.
  • For low jitter, low power, clock fanout buffers, we suggest the ADCLK846 or ADCLK946.
Recommended Driver Amplifiers for the AD9671
  • For I-to-V conversion and ADC driver in CW signal path, we recommend the ADA4896-2 or the ADA4897-2.
Recommended A/D Converter for the AD9671
  • For sampling the I and Q signals in analog beamforming applications, we recommend the AD7982.
Recommended Power Solutions
  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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