Features and Benefits
- 8 channels of LNA, VGA, AAF, and ADC
- Low noise preamplifier (LNA) - See data sheet for additional information
- Variable gain amplifier (VGA) - See data sheet for additional information
- Antialiasing filter (AAF) - See data sheet for additional information
- Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) - See data sheet for additional information
- Includes an 8 × 8 differential crosspoint switch to support continuous wave (CW) Doppler
- Low power, 109 mW per channel at 12 bits/40 MSPS (TGC)
- 70 mW per channel in CW Doppler
- Flexible power-down modes
- Overload recovery in <10 ns
- See data sheet for additional features
Product DetailsThe AD9273 is designed for low cost, low power, small size, and ease of use. It contains eight channels of a low noise preamplifier (LNA) with a variable gain amplifier (VGA); an antialiasing filter (AAF); and a 12-bit, 10 MSPS to 50 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
Each channel features a variable gain range of 42 dB, a fully differential signal path, an active input preamplifier termination, a maximum gain of up to 52 dB, and an ADC with a conversion rate of up to 50 MSPS. The channel is optimized for dynamic performance and low power in applications where a small package size is critical.
The LNA has a single-ended-to-differential gain that is selectable through the SPI. The LNA input-referred noise voltage is typically 1.26 nV/√Hz at a gain of 21.3 dB, and the combined input-referred noise voltage of the entire channel is 1.42 nV/√Hz at typical gain. Assuming a 15 MHz noise bandwidth (NBW) and a 21.3 dB LNA gain, the input SNR is about 91 dB. In CW Doppler mode, the LNA output drives a transconductance amp that is switched through an 8 × 8 differential crosspoint switch. The switch is programmable through the SPI.
- Medical imaging/ultrasound
- Automotive radar
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (2)
This page contains evaluation board documentation and ordering information for evaluating the AD9273.
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 (9)
Tools & Simulations
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