Features and Benefits
- 11-bit, 250MSPS output data rate
- Performance with NSR enabled
SNR: 75.2 dBFS in a 55 MHz band to 185 MHz at 250 MSPS
SNR: 72.8 dBFS in an 82 MHz band to 185 MHz at 250 MSPS
- Performance with NSR disabled
SNR: 66.4 dBFS up to 185 MHz at 250 MSPS
SFDR: 87 dBc up to 185 MHz at 250 MSPS
- Total power consumption: 358 mW at 250 MSPS
- 1.8 V supply voltages
- LVDS (ANSI-644 levels) outputs
- Integer 1-to-8 input clock divider (625 MHz maximum input)
- Internal ADC voltage reference
- Flexible analog input range
1.4 Vp-p to 2.0 Vp-p
(1.75 V p-p nominal)
- Differential analog inputs with 350 MHz bandwidth
- Serial port control
- Energy saving power-down modes
- User-configurable, built-in self test (BIST) capability
The AD6672 is an 11-bit intermediate receiver with sampling speeds of up to 250 MSPS. The AD6672 is designed to support communications applications, where low cost, small size, wide bandwidth, and versatility are desired.
The ADC core features a multistage, differential pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic. The ADC features wide bandwidth inputs supporting a variety of user-selectable input ranges. An integrated voltage reference eases design considerations. A duty cycle stabilizer is provided to compensate for variations in the ADC clock duty cycle, allowing the converters to maintain excellent performance.
The ADC core output is connected internally to a noise shaping requantizer (NSR) block. The device supports two output modes that are selectable via the serial port interface (SPI). With the NSR feature enabled, the outputs of the ADCs are processed such that the AD6672 supports enhanced SNR performance within a limited region of the Nyquist bandwidth while maintaining an 11-bit output resolution. The NSR block is programmed to provide a bandwidth of up to 33% of the sample clock. For example, with a sample clock rate of 250 MSPS, the AD6672 can achieve up to 73.6 dBFS SNR for an 82 MHz bandwidth at 185 MHz fIN.
With the NSR block disabled, the ADC data is provided directly to the output with an output resolution of 11 bits. The AD6672 can achieve up to 66.6 dBFS SNR for the entire Nyquist bandwidth when operated in this mode.
- Diversity radio and smart antenna (MIMO) systems
- Multimode digital receivers (3G)
WCDMA, LTE, CDMA2000
- I/Q demodulation systems
- General-purpose software radios
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
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Evaluation Kits (3)
This page contains evaluation board documentation and ordering information for evaluating the AD6672.
The AD9642, AD9634, and AD6672 evaluation board, which provides all of the support circuitry required to operate the AD9642, AD9634, and AD6672 in their various modes and configurations. The application software used to interface with the devices is also described.
The AD9642, AD9634, and AD6672 data sheets provide additional information and should be consulted when using the evaluation board. All documents and software tools are available at http://www.analog.com/fifo. For additional information or questions, send an email to email@example.com.
The HSC-ADC-EVALCZ high speed converter evaluation platform uses an FPGA based buffer memory board to capture blocks of digital data from the Analog Devices high speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) evaluation boards. The board is connected to the PC through a USB port and is used with VisualAnalog® to quickly evaluate the performance of high speed ADCs. The evaluation kit is easy to set up. Additional equipment needed includes an Analog Devices high speed ADC evaluation board, a signal source, and a clock source. Once the kit is connected and powered, the evaluation is enabled instantly on the PC.
Features & Benefits
- 64kB FIFO Depth
- Works with single and multi-channel ADCs
- Use with VisualAnalog® software
- Based on Virtex-4 FPGA
- May require adaptor to interface with some ADC eval boards
- Allows programming of SPI control Up to 644 MSPS SDR / 800MSPS DDR Encode Rates on each channel
- DDR Encode Rates on each channel
Application Notes (12)
Tools & Simulations
Virtual Eval - BETA
Virtual Eval is a web application to assist designers in product evaluation of ADCs, DACs, and other ADI products. Using detailed models on Analog’s servers, Virtual Eval simulates crucial part performance characteristics within seconds. Configure operating conditions such as input tones and external jitter, as well as device features like gain or digital down-conversion. Performance characteristics include noise, distortion, and resolution, FFTs, timing diagrams, response plots, and more.
AD6672 IBIS Model
This command line executable tool generates a Verilog module which implements the JESD204 receive transport layer. The user specifies in a configuration file one or more modes to be supported by the transport layer module. These modes are defined as a set of JESD204 parameter values: L, M, F, S, N', and CF. The transport layer converts JESD204 lane data output from a JESD204 link layer IP to a data bus with a fixed width, containing interleaved virtual converter samples. Both JESD204B and JESD204C link layers are supported.
The JESD204x Frame Mapping Table Generator tool consists of two Windows executables that will allow the user to input any valid combination of JESD204x parameters (L, M, F, S, NP) in order to output a .csv file that illustrates the frame mapping of the JESD204x mode in table format. There is an executable that allows the user to input a single JESD204x mode and another, that allows the user to input the parameters for multiple JESD204x modes in a specified .csv format in order to output a .csv file that illustrates the frame mapping of each of the JESD204x modes that were input into separate tables.
For designers who are selecting or evaluating high speed ADCs, VisualAnalog™ is a software package that combines a powerful set of simulation and data analysis tools with a user-friendly graphical interface.
AD6672 Companion Parts
Recommended Clock Drivers
- For low jitter performance along with on chip PLL and VCO: AD9523, AD9523-1, AD9524.
- For low jitter performance: AD9510, AD9511, AD9512, AD9513, AD9514, AD9515.
Recommended Driver Amplifiers
Technical Articles (1)
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Sample & Buy
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