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Frequently Asked Question

My application has pretty tight power consumption requirements. I am very interested in the capabilities of the AD9510, but I don't need every feature. Is it possible to turn off the unused features and save power?

Yes. It is very possible to turn off unused sections of the AD951x chips. There is a high degree of configuration which allows unused inputs, outputs, and the PLL to be powered off when not needed or not used. The programming register table shows the bits which control these power downs.