Analog Devices' AD9284 is industry's first dual, 8-bit, 250-MSPS A/D converter; AD9286 is lowest power 8-bit 500-MSPS A/D converter available.

Norwood, MA (01/31/2011) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing and the data converter market share leader*, today released two 8-bit, high-speed, low-power, low-noise A/D converters (analog-to-digital converters) designed for instrumentation and communications applications. Both 8-bit high-speed A/D converters use a pipeline architecture and consume an industry-best 310 mW of power. Watch the high-speed, 8-bit A/D converter video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DvFCn98hvU.

The AD9284 is the industry’s first dual, 8-bit, 250-MSPS A/D converter while the AD9286 8-bit 500-MSPS A/D converter delivers 8-bit resolution at 40 percent less power than competitive components. The converters feature high SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) of 49.3 dBFS and allow for a wide dynamic signal range with SFDR (spurious-free dynamic range) performance of 65 dBc. Applications for these components include battery-powered instruments, handheld scope meters and digital oscilloscopes.

The AD9286 and AD9284 can be used with ADI's ADA4960 low-distortion, ultra-high-speed differential A/D converter driver and the AD9516 clock generator to provide a data conversion signal chain solution.

AD9286 8-bit, 500-MSPS A/D Converter Key Features:

  • Single 1.8-V supply operation
  • SNR: 49.3dBFS to 200-MHz input at 500 MSPS
  • SFDR: 65dBc to 200-MHz input at 500 MSPS
  • Low power: 310 mW at 500 MSPS
  • On-chip interleaved clocking
  • On-chip simultaneous or interleaved clocking

AD9284 Dual 8-bit, 250-MSPS A/D Converter Key Features:

  • Single 1.8-V supply operation
  • SNR: 49.3dBFS to 200-MHz input at 250 MSPS
  • SFDR: 65dBc to 200-MHz input at 250 MSPS
  • Low power: 155-mW per channel at 250 MSPS

Pricing and Availability

Product Sample Availability Production Release Resolution (Bits) Sample Rate (MSPS) Price Each In 1,000 Quantities Packaging
AD9286 Volume production available now January 2011 8 500 $36 48-lead LFCSP
AD9284 Volume production available now January 2011 8 250 $24 48-lead LFCSP

Data Converters: Bridging the Analog and Digital Worlds

More designers turn to Analog Devices than any other supplier for the high-performance conversion technology required to bridge the analog and digital worlds in today's myriad electronic systems. With the industry's leading portfolio of A/D Converters (analog-to-digital converters) and D/A Converters (digital-to-analog converters), Analog Devices' converter products feature the right combination of sampling rates, accuracy, and reduced noise, power, price, and package size required in industrial and instrumentation, medical equipment, automotive systems, communications infrastructure, and consumer electronics. Online evaluation tools help customers quickly validate, select, and design in the optimal data converters to reduce design complexity, development schedules, and bill-of-material costs. To view ADI's A/D converter selection guide, visit www.analog.com/ADCsearch. For A/D converters drivers, visit www.analog.com/ADCdrivers. To view ADI's D/A converters selection guide, visit www.analog.com/DACsearch.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 100,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

Analog Devices, Inc. leads the worldwide data converter market with a 46 percent share, according to industry analyst firm Databeans, Inc. in its market research report titled "2010 Data Converters." Analog Devices' 46 percent share is larger than the combined market share of the nearest eight competitors.

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Editor's Contact Information:

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