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AD9106:  Quad, Low Power, 12-Bit, 180 MSPS, Digital-to-Analog Converter and Waveform Generator

Product Details

Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD9106 TxDAC® and waveform generator is a high performance quad DAC integrating on-chip pattern memory for complex waveform generation with a direct digital synthesizer (DDS). The DDS is a 12-bit output, up to 180 MHz master clock sinewave generator with a 24-bit tuning word allowing 10.8 Hz/LSB frequency resolution. The DDS has a single frequency output for all four DACs and independent programmable phase shift outputs for each of the four DACs.

SRAM data can include directly generated stored waveforms, amplitude modulation patterns applied to DDS outputs, or DDS frequency tuning words.

An internal pattern control state machine allows the user to program the pattern period for all four DACs as well as the start delay within the pattern period for the signal output on each DAC channel.

An SPI interface is used to configure the digital waveform generator and load patterns into the SRAM.

There are gain adjustment factors and offset adjustments applied to the digital signals on their way into the four DACs.

The AD9106 offers exceptional ac and dc performance and supports DAC sampling rates up to 180 MSPS. The flexible power supply operating range of 1.8 V to 3.3 V and low power dissipation of the AD9106 make it well suited for portable and low power applications.

  • Medical instrumentation
    Ultrasound transducer excitation
  • Portable instrumentation
    Signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators


  • Highly integrated quad DAC
  • On-chip 4096 × 12-bit pattern memory
  • On-chip DDS
  • Power dissipation at 3.3 V,
    4 mA output
    315 mW at 180 MSPS
  • Sleep mode: < 5 mW at 3.3 V
  • Supply voltage: 1.8 V to 3.3 V
  • SFDR to Nyquist 86 dBc at 1 MHz output 85 dBc at 10 MHz output
  • Phase noise at 1 kHz offset,
    180 MSPS, 8 mA: −140 dBc/Hz
  • Differential current outputs:
    8 mA maximum at 3.3 V
  • Small footprint 32-lead, 5 mm ×
    5 mm with 3.5 mm × 3.5 mm exposed paddle LFCSP
  • Pb-free package

Functional Block Diagram for AD9106

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Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
AD9106 IBIS Model  (ibs) IBIS Models IBS

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Product Recommendations & Reference Designs

Companion Products

Suggested Companion Products

Recommended High Speed Amplifiers for the AD9106
  • For Low Noise Amplification, we recommend the ADA4817-1 or the dual ADA4817-2 FastFET amplifiers.
Recommended Receivers for the AD9106
  • For transmitting high speed signals, we recommend the low cost AD8129 Differential Receiver Amplifier.
Recommended Clocks for the AD9106
  • For low jitter clocking, we recommend the AD9514.
Recommended Power Solutions
  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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