- New 16-bit, low-power, high-speed ADCs include three industry technology firsts in error correction, speed, and size.
16-bit low-power high-speed ADCs

Norwood, MA (10/26/2009) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), the global leader in data-conversion technology for signal processing applications, expanded its low-power data converter portfolio with 26 ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) for effective high-performance, power-efficient communications, portable device, instrumentation and healthcare applications.

The offering includes three data converter technology industry firsts for 16-bit ADCs:

These new ADC products provide designers a flexible, future-proof platform to differentiate their systems without changing the core design by migrating either resolution or bandwidth support by means of space efficient pin compatible families. In addition, the new ADCs’ energy efficiencies provide significant power consumption improvement without impacting system-level performance.

In addition to the AD9269, AD9265 and AD9266 flagship converters and their various speed grades, ADI introduced today 23 single-channel low-power ADCs, bringing the number of low power data converters ADI has brought to market in the last 180 days to 44*. The power consumption savings across these ADCs is as high as 87% compared to equivalent competitive offerings operating comparable ADC functions.

Industry First: Sub 100 mW/Channel, Low-Power, Dual-Channel ADC Spans 20 to 80 MSPS
The dual-channel AD9269 16-bit low-power ADC consumes 93 mW per channel, which is 6.5 times lower than competing devices. The AD9269 is a monolithic, dual-channel 16-bit, 20/40/65/80 MSPS ADC, featuring a high performance sample-and-hold circuit and on-chip voltage reference. It’s also the industry’s first 16-bit ADC family to include a QEC and DC offset digital processing block. These blocks dynamically minimize the errors produced in an in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) complex signal receiver system. By using the QEC block, system designers can relax component matching requirements by reducing gain and phase errors due to component mismatches. The net result can also enable a more robust receiver design. In addition, the DC-offset algorithm minimizes offsets commonly found in DC-coupled applications. The product uses multistage differential pipeline architecture with output error correction logic to provide 16-bit accuracy at 80-MSPS data rates and guarantees no missing codes over the full operating temperature range. The ADC operates from a 1.8-V supply and contains several features designed to maximize flexibility and minimize system cost, such as programmable clock and data alignment and programmable digital-test-pattern generation. Samples are available now with production quantities available in January, 2010.

Industry First: Low-Power, Single-Channel 16-bit ADC Clocks at 125 MSPS
The single-channel AD9265 low-power, 16-bit ADC was designed to support communications applications requiring low bill-of-material costs, small size, and flexibility. Consuming only 370 mW, this breakthrough in power consumption represents a 51 percent savings compared to competitive low-power solutions. The ADC core features a multistage, differential pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic. The AD9265 features a wide bandwidth differential sample-and-hold analog input amplifier supporting a variety of user-selectable input ranges. An integrated voltage reference eases design considerations. A duty cycle stabilizer provides means to compensate for variations in the ADC clock duty cycle, allowing the converters to maintain excellent performance. The ADC output data are either parallel 1.8 V CMOS or 1.8 V LVDS (DDR). Flexible power-down options allow significant power savings, when desired. Programming for setup and control are accomplished using a 3-bit SPI-compatible serial interface. Production quantities are available now.

Industry First: Smallest 16-bit Low-power, Single-channel ADC Spans 20 to 80 MSPS
The single-channel AD9266 16-bit, low-power ADC is available in a small 5 mm x 5 mm package, and the pin-out supports resolutions from 10 to 16 bits. The low-power, multistage ADC core is based on a proprietary, high-performance, sample-and-hold circuit and on-chip voltage reference. The product uses a differential-pipeline architecture with output-error-correction logic to provide 16-bit accuracy at 80 MSPS data rates and guarantees no missing codes over the full operating temperature range. The ADC contains several features designed to maximize flexibility and minimize system cost, such as programmable clock and data alignment and programmable digital test pattern generation. The available digital test patterns include built-in deterministic and pseudorandom patterns, along with custom user-defined test patterns entered via the SPI. A differential clock input controls all internal conversion cycles. An optional DCS compensates for wide variations in the clock duty cycle while maintaining excellent overall ADC performance. The digital output data are presented in offset binary, Gray code, or twos complement formats at double-data-rate low-voltage CMOS levels. A data output clock (DCO) is provided to ensure proper latch timing with receiving logic. Samples are available now with production quantities available in January, 2010.

Pricing, Tools and Complementary Products

Product Channel
Sample Rate
Price Each
Per 1,000
Package Power Consumption
AD9269 2 16 20 $49.00 64-pin LF-CSP 42
2 16 40 $59.50 64-pin LF-CSP 57
2 16 65 $73.66 64-pin LF-CSP 80
2 16 80 $84.09 64-pin LF-CSP 93
AD9265 1 16 80 $48.33 48-pin LF-CSP 241
1 16 105 $56.67 48-pin LF-CSP 322
1 16 125 $65.00 48-pin LF-CSP 370
AD9255 1 14 80 $33.00 48-pin LF-CSP 241
1 14 105 $45.00 48-pin LF-CSP 322
1 14 125 $59.93 48-pin LF-CSP 370
AD9266 1 16 20 $28.00 32-pin LF-CSP 56
1 16 40 $35.00 32-pin LF-CSP 72
1 16 65 $43.33 32-pin LF-CSP 97
1 16 80 $48.33 32-pin LF-CSP 110
AD9649 1 14 20 $12.00 32-pin LF-CSP 47
1 14 40 $15.13 32-pin LF-CSP 58
1 14 65 $23.35 32-pin LF-CSP 77
1 14 80 $25.00 32-pin LF-CSP 87
AD9629 1 12 20 $5.25 32-pin LF-CSP 46
1 12 40 $6.85 32-pin LF-CSP 56
1 12 65 $12.08 32-pin LF-CSP 76
1 12 80 $16.70 32-pin LF-CSP 85
AD9609 1 10 20 $3.50 32-pin LF-CSP 44
1 10 40 $3.75 32-pin LF-CSP 55
1 10 65 $4.17 32-pin LF-CSP 70
1 10 80 $4.50 32-pin LF-CSP 78

All of the above ADCs are sampling now.

Complementary products include Analog Devices’: AD9517 clock generator; ADP1872 buck controller; ADL5562 RF/IF differential amplifier; ADP2114 DC-to-DC regulator and ADA4937 differential ADC driver.

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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 ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) and DACs (digital-to-analog converters), Analog Devices’ converter products feature the right combination of sampling rates and accuracy with low noise, power, and price and small package size required by industrial, medical, automotive, communications, 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 ADC selection guide, visit For ADC drivers, visit To view ADI’s DAC selection guide, visit View all data converter products.

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.

* Analog Devices is the world’s leading data converter company with a 45-percent global market share. Source: Databeans: 2008 Analog Market Share, Analog Semiconductor Product Markets – Worldwide, published April 2009

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