Features and Benefits

  • 200 MHz internal clock rate
  • 14-bit data path
  • Excellent dynamic performance: 80 dB SFDR @ 65 MHz (±100 kHz) AOUT
  • 4× to 20× programmable reference clock multiplier
  • Reference clock multiplier PLL lock detect indicator
  • Internal 32-bit quadrature DDS
  • FSK capability
  • 8-bit output amplitude control
  • Single-pin power-down function
  • Four programmable, pin-selectable signal profiles
  • SIN(x)/x correction (inverse SINC function)
  • Simplified control interface 10 MHz serial, 2-wire or 3-wire SPI®-compatible

Product Details

The AD9857 integrates a high speed direct digital synthesizer (DDS), a high performance, high speed, 14-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), clock multiplier circuitry, digital filters, and other DSP functions onto a single chip, to form a complete quadrature digital upconverter device. The AD9857 is intended to function as a universal I/Q modulator and agile upconverter, single-tone DDS, or interpolating DAC for communications applications, where cost, size, power dissipation, and dynamic performance are critical attributes.

The AD9857 offers enhanced performance over the industry-standard AD9856, as well as providing additional features.

The AD9857 is available in a space-saving, surface-mount package and is specified to operate over the extended industrial temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.


  • HFC data, telephony, and video modems
  • Wireless base station
  • Agile, LO frequency synthesis
  • Broadband communications

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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.

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