Four-channel, 16-bit, 125-MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter Delivers Superior Dynamic Performance and Industry’s Lowest Power and Package-size for its Class.

May 16 2012 -Norwood, MA
  • Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, announced today the addition of a 4-channel high-speed A/D converter to its market-leading data converter product portfolio. The AD9653 A/D converter was designed for medical imaging and communications applications where the combination of high channel density, low power and small size provide systems engineers with greater design flexibility and lower per-channel cost for data conversion. The AD9653 16-bit ADC joins previously-released 12-bit and 14-bit versions to form a pin-compatible, power- and size-optimized family of high-speed products.

    Data Conversion for Medical Imaging

    The AD9653 16-bit quad A/D converter supports the higher channel densities of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) systems, medical ultrasound and other high-end imaging applications, such as industrial visual inspection systems and non-destructive ultrasound. It is offered in a non-magnetic package and can be used safely within the magnetic field of an MRI system. This allows the converter to be placed closer to the signal of interest, which can increase the image quality and throughput while reducing the overall component count.

    Complementary components for the AD9653 in MRI applications include the ADL5202 variable gain, wide bandwidth amplifier, and the ADA4937 or ADL5562 ultralow distortion differential ADC driver.

    Data Conversion for Communications

    The new quad A/D converter is also well-suited to MIMO- (multiple-input, multiple-output) based radios, 3G infrastructure equipment and other wireless communications applications. Its small package size, low power dissipation, and power-scaling functionality are ideal for femto and pico-cell basestation designs.

    Complementary components for this high-speed converter in communications applications include the ADL5202 variable gain, wide bandwidth amplifier, AD8376 ultralow distortion IF dual VGA and ADA4937 ultralow distortion differential ADC driver.

    For low jitter performance in all applications, the AD9510, AD9511, AD9512, AD9513, AD9514, and AD9515 clock distribution ICs, or the AD9516 or AD9517 family of multiple output clock generators are recommended.

    AD9653 High-Speed Four-Channel A/D Converter Key Features

    Pricing and Availability

    Product Sample Availability Full Production Signal-to-Noise Ratio Sample Rates (MSPS) Price Each In 1,000 Quantities Packaging
    AD9653-125 Now Now 77.5 dBFS @ 70 MHz 125 $250.00 48-pin LF-CSP; non-magnetic package, PB-free
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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 A/D Converters (analog-to-digital converters) and D/A Converters (digital-to-analog converters), Analog Devices’ converter products feature the right combination of sampling rates, accuracy, and reduced noise, power, price, and package size required in industrial and instrumentation, medical equipment, automotive systems, communications infrastructure, 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 A/D converter selection guide, visit For A/D converters drivers, visit To view ADI’s D/A converters selection guide, visit

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    • Low power: 164 mW per channel at 125 MSPS with scalable power option
    • High dynamic range:
      • SNR = 76.5 dBFS @ 70 MHz (VREF = 1.0 V)
      • SNR = 77.5 dBFS @ 70 MHz (VREF = 1.3 V)
      • SFDR = 90 dBc (to Nyquist)
    • 650-MHz full power analog bandwidth
    • Serial LVDS digital output (ANSI-644 or reduced power mode similar to IEEE-1596.3)
    • Small package outline: 7-mm x 7-mm, 48-pin LFCSP
    • Pin-compatible with the AD9253 14-bit quad ADC and AD9633 12-bit quad ADC, enabling easy system performance migration
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    • Jim Surber
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