Quad 16-Bit,1GSPS DAC TxDAC+® Digital-to-Analog Converter

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The AD9148 is a quad, 16-bit, high dynamic range, digital-toanalog converter (DAC) that provides a sample rate of 1000 MSPS. These devices include features optimized for direct conversion transmit applications, including gain, phase, and offset compensation. The DAC outputs are optimized to interface seamlessly with analog quadrature modulators such as the ADL5371/ADL5372/ ADL5373/ADL5374/ADL5375/. A serial peripheral interface (SPI) is provided for programming of the internal device parameters. Full-scale output current can be programmed over a range of 10 mA to 30 mA. The devices operate from 1.8 V and 3.3 V supplies for a total power consumption of 3 W at the maximum sample rate. They are enclosed in 196-ball chip scale package ball grid array with the option of an attached heat spreader..

Product Highlights
1. Low noise and inter-modulation 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 singleended or differential circuit topologies.
4. LVDS data input interface includes FIFO to ease input timing.

  • Wireless infrastructure LTE, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, WCDMA, CDMA2000, GSM
  • MIMO/Transmit diversity
  • Digital high or low IF synthesis

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In addition to the AD9148, the evaluation boards also come with clocking and analog quadrature modulator circuits to ease system level solutions. The AD9148 evaluation board comes in two models; the AD9148-M5372-EBZ has the ADL5372 modulator on board, and the AD9148-M5375-EBZ has the ADL5375 modulator on-board. To operate the evaluation boards, the user must apply power, a clock source, a digital data source, and be able to observe the DAC output on either a spectrum analyzer or an oscilloscope. A low jitter sine or square wave clock will work well as a source. The evaluation board comes with software which allows the user to program the SPI port. Via the SPI port, the DUT and clock circuitry can be programmed into any of its various operating modes.

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AD9148 Companion parts

Recommended Quadrature Modulators

Recommended Clock Drivers

  • For low jitter performance

Recommended Output Amplifiers

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

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