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The ADF4159 consists of a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), a precision charge pump, and a programmable reference divider. The Σ-Δ-based fractional interpolator allows programmable fractional-N division. The INT and FRAC registers define an overall N divider as N = INT + (FRAC/225).
The ADF4159 can be used to implement frequency shift keying (FSK) and phase shift keying (PSK) modulation. Frequency sweep modes are also available to generate various waveforms in the frequency domain, for example, sawtooth and triangular waveforms. Sweeps can be set to run automatically, or each step manually triggered by an external pulse. The ADF4159 features cycle slip reduction circuitry, which enables faster lock times without the need for modifications to the loop filter.
Control of all on-chip registers is via a simple 3-wire interface. The ADF4159 operates with an analog power supply in the range of 2.7 V to 3.45 V and a digital power supply in the range of 1.62 V to 1.98 V. The device can be powered down when not in use.
- Communications infrastructure
- Communications test equipment
- FMCW radars
Instrumentation and Measurement
- Electronic Test & Measurement
The front-end circuitry is designed to allow direct connection to an MMIC output with few external passive components. The ADAR7251 eliminates the need for a high order antialiasing filter, driver op amps, and external bipolar supplies. The ADAR7251 also offers precise channel-to-channel drift matching.
The ADAR7251 features an on-chip phase-locked loop (PLL) that allows a range of clock frequencies for flexibility in the system. The CONV_START input and DATA_READY output signals synchronize the ADC with an external ramp for applications such as FSK-FMCW radar.
The ADAR7251 supports serial and parallel interfaces at programmable sample rates from 300 kSPS to 1.8 MSPS, as well as easy connections to digital signal processors (DSPs) and microcontroller units (MCUs) in the system.
- Automotive LSR systems
- Data acquisition systems
The ADF5904 is a 4-channel, 24 GHz, receiver downconverter. Each channel contains a single-ended RF input with an on-chip balun followed by a differential low noise amplifier (LNA) and a downconverter mixer with differential output buffers. The RF LO path also has an on-chip balun.
Control of the on-chip registers is through a simple 3-wire interface.
The ADF5904 comes in a compact 32-lead, 5 mm × 5 mm LFCSP package.
- Automotive radars
- Industrial radars
- Microwave (µW) radar sensors
The AD8283 is designed for low cost, low power, compact size, flexibility, and ease of use. It contains six channels of a low noise preamplifier (LNA) with a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) and an antialiasing filter (AAF) plus one direct-to-ADC channel, all integrated with a single 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
Each channel features a gain range of 16 dB to 34 dB in 6 dB increments and an ADC with a conversion rate of up to 80 MSPS. The combined input-referred noise voltage of the entire channel is 3.5 nV/√Hz at maximum gain. The channel is optimized for dynamic performance and low power in applications where a small package size is critical.
Fabricated in an advanced CMOS process, the AD8283 is available in a 10 mm × 10 mm, RoHS-compliant, 72-lead LFCSP. It is specified over the automotive temperature range of −40°C to +105°C.
- Automotive radar
Adaptive cruise control
Blind spot detection