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Features and Benefits

  • SNR = 64.9 dBFS @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS
  • ENOB of 10.4 @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS (−1.0 dBFS)
  • SFDR = −79 dBc @ fIN up to 70 MHz @ 250 MSPS (−1.0 dBFS)
  • Excellent linearity
    DNL = ±0.3 LSB typical
    INL = ±0.5 LSB typical
  • 700 MHz full power analog bandwidth
  • On-chip reference, no external decoupling required
  • Integrated input buffer and track-and-hold
  • Low power dissipation
    434 mW @ 250 MSPS—LVDS SDR mode
    400 mW @ 250 MSPS—LVDS DDR mode
  • Programmable input voltage range 1.0 V to 1.5 V, 1.25 V nominal
  • 1.8 V analog and digital supply operation
  • LVDS output with selectable data format
    (offset binary, twos complement, Gray code)
  • 11-bit version available: AD923011BCPZ-200

Product Details

The AD9230 is a 12-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter optimized for high performance, low power, and ease of use. The product operates at up to a 250 MSPS conversion rate and is optimized for outstanding dynamic performance in wideband carrier and broadband systems. All necessary functions, including a track-and-hold (T/H) and voltage reference, are included on the chip to provide a complete signal conversion solution. The ADC requires a 1.8 V analog voltage supply and a differential clock for full performance operation. The digital outputs are LVDS (ANSI-644) compatible and support either twos complement, offset binary format, or Gray code. A data clock output is available for proper output data timing.

Fabricated on an advanced CMOS process, the AD9230 is available in a 56-lead LFCSP, specified over the industrial temperature range (−40°C to +85°C).

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  1. High Performance—Maintains 64.9 dBFS SNR @ 250 MSPS with a 70 MHz input.
  2. Low Power—Consumes only 434 mW @ 250 MSPS.
  3. Ease of Use—LVDS output data and output clock signal allow interface to current FPGA technology. The on-chip reference and sample and hold provide flexibility in system design. Use of a single 1.8 V supply simplifies system power supply design.
  4. Serial Port Control—Standard serial port interface supports various product functions, such as data formatting, disabling the clock duty cycle stabilizer, power-down, gain adjust, and output test pattern generation.
  5. Pin-Compatible Family—10-bit pin-compatible family offered as AD9211.

APPLICATIONS

  • Wireless and wired broadband communications
  • Cable reverse path
  • Communications test equipment
  • Radar and satellite subsystems
  • Power amplifier linearization

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