Dual, 16-Bit, 1230 MSPS, TxDAC+® Digital-to-Analog Converter

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Product Details

The AD9146 is a dual, 16-bit, high dynamic range digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that provides a sample rate of 1230 MSPS, permitting multicarrier generation up to the Nyquist frequency.

The AD9146 TxDAC+® includes features optimized for direct conversion transmit applications, including complex digital mod-ulation, and gain and offset compensation. The DAC outputs are optimized to interface seamlessly with analog quadrature modulators, such as the ADL537x F-MOD series from Analog Devices, Inc. A 3-wire serial port interface provides for program-ming/readback of many internal parameters. Full-scale output current can be programmed over a range of 8.7 mA to 31.7 mA. The AD9146 comes in a 48-lead LFCSP.

Product Highlights

  1. Ultralow noise and intermodulation distortion (IMD) enable high quality synthesis of wideband signals from baseband to high intermediate frequencies.
  2. A proprietary DAC output switching technique enhances dynamic performance.
  3. The current outputs are easily configured for various single-ended or differential circuit topologies.
  4. Compact LVDS digital interface offers reduced width data bus.

  • Wireless infrastructure
  • Digital high or low IF synthesis
  • Transmit diversity
  • Wideband communications: LMDS/MMDS, point-to-point

Product Lifecycle

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AD9146 Companion parts

Recommended Quadrature Modulators

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Recommended Output Amplifiers

  • For a high speed, dual output amplifier , we recommend the AD8022 or the ADA4841-2 .

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