The AD9255 is a 14-bit, 125 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The AD9255 is designed to support communications applications where high performance combined with low cost, small size, and versatility is desired.
The ADC core features a multistage, differential pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic to provide 14-bit accuracy at 125 MSPS data rates and guarantees no missing codes over the full operating temperature range.
The ADC features a wide bandwidth differential sample-and-hold analog input amplifier supporting a variety of user-selectable input ranges. It is suitable for multiplexed systems that switch full-scale voltage levels in successive channels and for sampling single-channel inputs at frequencies well beyond the Nyquist rate. Combined with power and cost savings over previously available ADCs, the AD9255 is suitable for applications in communications, instrumentation, and medical imaging.
A differential clock input controls all internal conversion cycles. A duty cycle stabilizer provides the means to compensate for variations in the ADC clock duty cycle, allowing the converters to maintain excellent performance over a wide range of input clock duty cycles. An integrated voltage reference eases design considerations.
The ADC output data format is either parallel 1.8 V CMOS or LVDS (DDR). A data output clock is provided to ensure proper latch timing with receiving logic.
Programming for setup and control is accomplished using a 3-wire SPI-compatible serial interface. Flexible power-down options allow significant power savings, when desired. An optional on-chip dither function is available to improve SFDR performance with low power analog input signals.
The AD9255 is available in a Pb-free, 48-lead LFCSP and is specified over the industrial temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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|AD9255: 14-Bit, 125 MSPS/105 MSPS/80 MSPS, 1.8 V Analog-to-Digital Converter Data Sheet (Rev C, 07/2013) (pdf, 733 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-878: High Speed ADC SPI Control Software (pdf, 585 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-807: Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility (pdf, 969 kB)||Application Notes|
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.
|AN-827: A Resonant Approach to Interfacing Amplifiers to Switched-Capacitor ADCs (pdf, 203 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-877: Interfacing to High Speed ADCs via SPI (pdf, 1594 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-935: Designing an ADC Transformer-Coupled Front End (pdf, 363 kB)||Application Notes|
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
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.
|AN-742: Frequency Domain Response of Switched-Capacitor ADCs (pdf, 401 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-741: Little Known Characteristics of Phase Noise (pdf, 1679 kB)||Application Notes|
|UG-074: Evaluating the AD9265/AD9255 Analog-to-Digital Converters (pdf, 1446 kB)||User Guides|
|MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC (pdf, 327 kB)||Technical Articles|
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)
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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.
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