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 a product engineering manager for the Automation Energy & Sensors team located at Analog Devices, Greensboro, NC. He has worked for the company since 1999. Ian has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Ian earned 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.