The Latest on Driving ADCs Differentially: Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series addressing how to select the right differential ADC driver for your design. In part one we look at the basics of driving ADCs: topics include errors in sampled data systems such as distortion and noise, ENOB, differential signaling definitions and advantages, and ADC driver architectures. Next month part 2 will take these basic concepts and use them to make the driver selection.



Jonathan Pearson has been an applications engineer in the High-Speed Amplifier Group since 2002. Prior to joining ADI, he worked as an analog circuit and systems designer in the telecom industry. He holds a BSEE from Northeastern University, an MSEE from WPI, and two patents.