The AD9434 is a 12-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter (ADC) optimized for high performance, low power, and ease of use. The part operates at up to a 500 MSPS conversion rate and is optimized for outstanding dynamic performance in wideband carrier and broadband systems. All necessary functions, including a sample-and-hold and voltage reference, are included on the chip to provide a complete signal conversion solution. The VREF pin can be used to monitor the internal reference or provide an external voltage reference (external reference mode must be enabled through the SPI port).
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 twos complement, offset binary format, or Gray code. A data clock output is available for proper output data timing.
Fabricated on an advanced BiCMOS process, the AD9434 is available in a 56-lead LFCSP, specified over the industrial temperature range (−40°C to +85°C). This part is protected under U.S. and international patents.
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|AD9434: 12-Bit, 370 MSPS/500 MSPS, 1.8 V Analog-to-Digital Converter Data Sheet (Rev B, 02/2013) (pdf, 1002 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-1142: Techniques for High Speed ADC PCB Layout (pdf, 392 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-932: Power Supply Sequencing (pdf, 95 kB)||Application Notes|
|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-905: VisualAnalog Converter Evaluation Tool Version 1.0 User Manual (pdf, 2124 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-935: Designing an ADC Transformer-Coupled Front End (pdf, 363 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-835: Understanding High Speed ADC Testing and Evaluation (pdf, 985 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-756: Sampled Systems and the Effects of Clock Phase Noise and Jitter (pdf, 291 kB)||Application Notes|
|CN-0238: High Performance, 12-Bit, 500 MSPS Wideband Receiver with Antialiasing Filter (pdf, 199 kB)||Circuit Note|
|The Data Conversion Handbook||Design Handbooks||HTML|
|MT-031: Grounding Data Converters and Solving the Mystery of (pdf, 144 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-002: What the Nyquist Criterion Means to Your Sampled Data System Design (pdf, 152 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-001: Taking the Mystery out of the Infamous Formula, "SNR=6.02N + 1.76dB," and Why You Should Care (pdf, 94 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-075: Differential Drivers for High Speed ADCs Overview (pdf, 183 kB)||Tutorials|
|UG-290: Evaluating the AD9434 and AD9484 Analog-to-Digital Converters (pdf, 1766 kB)||User Guides|
|MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC (pdf, 327 kB)||Technical Articles|
|MS-2124: Understanding AC Behaviors of High Speed ADCs (pdf, 276 kB)||Technical Articles|
Nine Often Overlooked ADC Specifications
(pdf, 445 kB)
Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) have many specifications; some are more important for a given application than others. Understanding these specifications and controlling external devices affecting the ADC will lead to better performance.
|Low-Power, 12-bit, 1.8-V A/D Converter Consumes Only 660 mW at 500 MSPS (19 Apr 2011)||Press Releases||HTML|
|Peak High-speed Performance even at low power. It's why more engineers choose ADI Data Converters.||Solutions Bulletins||HTML|
|RAQs index||Rarely Asked Questions||HTML|
|Glossary of EE Terms||Glossary||HTML|
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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.
|ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools||HTML|
|AD9434/AD9484 IBIS Model||IBIS Models||HTML|
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