Ian-Beavers Presenter
Ian Beavers ,
High Speed ADC Applications Engineer, Analog Devices

Demystifying Dynamic Range in GSPS A/D Converters

For gigasample per second ADCs, one of the most important measures of dynamic range performance is SFDR. It defines the capability of the ADC and the system to decipher a carrier signal from noise, interferers, or any other spurious frequency. This webcast examines the SFDR specification, how it is described in converter datasheets, the architectures that limit or maximize the ADC performance, and system design aspects that limit SFDR performance. 

Ian Beavers is an applications engineer for the High Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters Team at Analog Devices, Greensboro, NC. He has worked for the company since 1999. He has more than 18 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Also, he has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a member of the EngineerZone® high speed ADC support community. Feel free to send your questions to IanB on Analog Devices EngineerZone online technical support community.