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AD9229:  Quad 12-Bit, 50/65 MSPS, Serial LVDS A/D Converter

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The AD9229 is a 50 or 65 MSPS quad 12-bit, analog–to–digital converter with serial LVDS outputs. An on–chip track–and–hold circuit is designed for low cost, low power, small size and ease of use. The product operates up to a 65 MSPS conversion rate and is optimized for outstanding dynamic performance where a small package size is critical.

The ADC requires a single +3 V power supply. No external reference or driver components are required for many applications. A separate output power supply pin supports LVDS compatible serial digital output levels.

The ADC automatically multiplies up the sample rate clock for the appropriate LVDS serial data rate. This data clock output (DCO) provides operation up to 390 MHz and supports double-data rate operation (DDR). An MSB trigger or Frame clock is also provided to signal a new output byte. Power down is supported, and the ADC consumes 3 mW when enabled.

Fabricated on an advanced CMOS process, the AD9229 is available in a 48-pin chip scale 7 mm x 7 mm package (48-LFCSP) specified over the industrial temperature range (–40°C to +85°C).


  • Digital beam forming systems for ultrasound
  • Wireless and wired broadband communications
  • Communication test equipment

    • Four ADCs in one package
    • Small footprint: 7 mm x 7 mm chip scale package
    • Serial LVDS digital output data rates up to
      780 Mbps (ANSI-644)
    • Data and Frame clock output provided
    • SNR = 69.5 dB (to Nyquist)
    • 400 MHz full power analog bandwidth
    • Power dissipation = 246 mW per ADC at
      50 MSPS
    • Excellent Linearity:
      - DNL = ±0.3 LSB (typical)
      - INL = ±0.4 LSB (typical)
    • 1 V pp – 2 V pp input voltage range
    • +3.0 V supply operation
    • Power down mode

    Functional Block Diagram for AD9229

    Of Note ...

    To drive this ADC in DC-coupled applications, we suggest ADA4938-1. To drive this ADC in AC-coupled applications, we suggest AD8351. To select a VGA to use with this ADC, please visit our VGA selection table.


    Title Content Type File Type
    AD9229: Quad, 12-Bit, 50/65 MSPS, Serial LVDS 3 V A/D Converter Data Sheet (Rev B, 05/2010) (pdf, 785 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    AN-1142: Techniques for High Speed ADC PCB Layout  (pdf, 392 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-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-905: VisualAnalog Converter Evaluation Tool Version 1.0 User Manual  (pdf, 2124 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-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
    High-speed ADCs: Preventing Front-end Collisions
    Performance advances in communication technologies, imaging, instrumentation, and other data-dense applications critically depend on high-speed ADCs—the key link between computational resources and the real world. (EDN, 5/13/2004)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Matching An ADC To A Transformer
    by Rob Reeder, Analog Devices, Inc.
    (Microwaves & RF, 7/2007)
    Technical Articles HTML
    Correlating High-Speed ADC Performance to Multicarrier 3G Requirements
    by Brad Brannon (RF Design, 6/1/2003)
    Technical Articles HTML
    How Ultrasound System Considerations Influence Front-End Component Choice
    There are major trade-offs to be considered when designing ultrasound front-end circuits. Performance parameters in the front-end circuit components affect diagnostic performance—and conversely, system configuration and objectives affect the choice of components.

    (Analog Dialogue, Vol. 36, No. 3, May-July, 2002)
    Analog Dialogue HTML
    Pushing the State of the Art with Multichannel A/D Converters
    by Rob Reeder, Mark Looney and Jim Hand, Analog Devices, Inc. (Analog Dialogue, Vol. 39, May 2005)
    Analog Dialogue 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
    AD9229 IBIS Models IBIS Models HTML

    Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

    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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    Price, packaging, availability

    AD9229 Model Options
    Model Package Pins Temp.
    Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
    AD9229ABCPZ-50 Status: Production 48 ld LFCSP (7x7x.85 w/5.5mm EP) 48 Ind Tray, 260 $40.46 $34.41 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    AD9229ABCPZ-65 Status: Production 48 ld LFCSP (7x7x.85 w/5.5mm EP) 48 Ind Tray, 260 $52.36 $44.53 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    AD9229ABCPZRL7-50 Status: Last Time Buy 48 ld LFCSP (7x7x.85 w/5.5mm EP) 48 Ind Reel, 750 - - Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
    AD9229ABCPZRL7-65 Status: Last Time Buy 48 ld LFCSP (7x7x.85 w/5.5mm EP) 48 Ind Reel, 750 - - Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
    Price Table Help

    The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

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