Dual 12-Bit, 20/40/65 MSPS, 3 V ADC

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The AD9238 is a dual, 3 V, 12-bit, 20/40/65 MSPS analog to digital converter. It features dual high performance sample-and-hold amplifiers and an integrated voltage reference. The AD9238 uses a multistage differential pipelined architecture with output error correction logic to provide 12-bit accuracy and guarantee no missing codes over the full operating temperature range at up to 65 MSPS data rates.

The wide bandwidth, differential SHA allows for a variety of user-selectable input ranges and offsets including single-ended applications. It is suitable for various applications including multiplexed systems that switch full-scale voltage levels in successive channels and for sampling inputs at frequencies well beyond the Nyquist rate. The AD9238 is suitable for applications in communications, imaging and medical ultrasound.

Dual single-ended independent clock inputs are used to control all internal conversion cycles. A Duty Cycle Stabilizer (DCS) is available on the AD9238-65 and can compensate for wide variations in the clock duty cycle, allowing the converters to maintain excellent performance. The digital output data is presented in either straight binary or twos complement format. Out-of-range signals indicate an overflow condition, which can be used with the most significant bit to determine low or high overflow.

Fabricated on an advanced CMOS process, the AD9238 is available in either a space saving 64-pin LQFP or 64-pin LF-CSP and is specified over the industrial temperature range (-40°C to +85°C).


  • Ultrasound equipment
  • Direct conversion or IF sampling receivers
    WB-CDMA, CDMA2000, WiMAX
  • Battery-powered instruments
  • Hand-held scopemeters
  • Low cost, digital oscilloscopes

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Recommended ADC Drivers

  • For frequencies in the second Nyquist zone , we recommend the AD8352 .
  • For baseband applications , we recommend the AD8138 or the ADA4932-1 .

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Recommended External Reference

  • For improved thermal drift and gain accuracy , we recommend the ADR130 .

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