AD9106

Quad, Low Power, 12-Bit, 180 MSPS, Digital-to-Analog Converter and Waveform Generator
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Product Details

The AD9106 TxDAC® and waveform generator is a high performance quad DAC integrating on-chip pattern memory for complex waveform generation with a direct digital synthesizer (DDS). The DDS is a 12-bit output, up to 180 MHz master clock sinewave generator with a 24-bit tuning word allowing 10.8 Hz/LSB frequency resolution. The DDS has a single frequency output for all four DACs and independent programmable phase shift outputs for each of the four DACs.

SRAM data can include directly generated stored waveforms, amplitude modulation patterns applied to DDS outputs, or DDS frequency tuning words.

An internal pattern control state machine allows the user to program the pattern period for all four DACs as well as the start delay within the pattern period for the signal output on each DAC channel.

An SPI interface is used to configure the digital waveform generator and load patterns into the SRAM.

There are gain adjustment factors and offset adjustments applied to the digital signals on their way into the four DACs.

The AD9106 offers exceptional ac and dc performance and supports DAC sampling rates up to 180 MSPS. The flexible power supply operating range of 1.8 V to 3.3 V and low power dissipation of the AD9106 make it well suited for portable and low power applications.

APPLICATIONS
  • Medical instrumentation
    Ultrasound transducer excitation
  • Portable instrumentation
    Signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators

Product Lifecycle

checked Recommended for New Designs

This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.

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  • For low jitter clocking , we recommend the AD9514 .

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Recommended Receivers

  • For transmitting high speed signals , we recommend the AD8129 .

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Most Helpful Review

by Anonymous
Ordered both the chip and the eval board because the data sheet info was very sketchy. Turns out that the eval board GUI and documentation was very poor. It was obvious that the GUI was released without a thorough review as there were numerous typo errors and certain functions that simply did not work. We spent about 2 days writing our own code to figure out what was going on and just what needed to get the chip to play. Once figured out, the chip performed wonderfully. All in all, an excellent product, but AD needs to pay more attention to the quality of the documentation. There seems to be a tendency to release documentation prematurely.

Most Recent Review

by Anonymous
The AD9106 has a good function because of the compositive RAM and muti-channels compared with other DDS chips. But when I haved used it, I find some problems. 1) The datasheet is too simple and unclear, for example the register definition; 2) There is little people using it that you cannot find application references.

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by Anonymous, 3 Dec 14
A good function with a bad service condition
The AD9106 has a good function because of the compositive RAM and muti-channels compared with other DDS chips. But when I haved used it, I find some problems. 1) The datasheet is too simple and unclear, for example the register definition; 2) There is little people using it that you cannot find application references.
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by Anonymous, 17 Dec 13
Best features
This device has lot of good features. Ability to store waveforms is the best one.
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by Anonymous, 14 Mar 13
Love the product, but documentation needs improvement
Ordered both the chip and the eval board because the data sheet info was very sketchy. Turns out that the eval board GUI and documentation was very poor. It was obvious that the GUI was released without a thorough review as there were numerous typo errors and certain functions that simply did not work. We spent about 2 days writing our own code to figure out what was going on and just what needed to get the chip to play. Once figured out, the chip performed wonderfully. All in all, an excellent product, but AD needs to pay more attention to the quality of the documentation. There seems to be a tendency to release documentation prematurely.
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