Features and Benefits

  • Sample Rate: 250Msps
  • 65.4dB SNR
  • 78dB SFDR
  • 1.2GHz Full Power Bandwidth S/H
  • Single 2.5V Supply
  • Low Power Dissipation: 740mW
  • LVDS, CMOS, or Demultiplexed CMOS Outputs
  • Selectable Input Ranges: ±0.5V or ±1V
  • No Missing Codes
  • Optional Clock Duty Cycle Stabilizer
  • Shutdown and Nap Modes
  • Data Ready Output Clock
  • Pin Compatible Family
    • 250Msps: LTC2242-12 (12-Bit), LTC2242-10 (10-Bit)
    • 210Msps: LTC2241-12 (12-Bit), LTC2241-10 (10-Bit)
    • 170Msps: LTC2240-12 (12-Bit), LTC2240-10 (10-Bit)
    • 185Msps: LTC2220-1 (12-Bit)
    • 170Msps: LTC2220 (12-Bit), LTC2230 (10-Bit)
    • 135Msps: LTC2221 (12-Bit), LTC2231 (10-Bit)
  • 64-Pin 9mm × 9mm QFN Package

Product Details

The LTC2242-12 is a 250Msps, sampling 12-bit A/D converter designed for digitizing high frequency, wide dynamic range signals. The LTC2242-12 is perfect for demanding communications applications with AC performance that includes 65.4dB SNR and 78dB SFDR. Ultralow jitter of 95fsRMS allows IF undersampling with excellent noise performance.

DC specs include ±1.0LSB INL (typ), ±0.4LSB DNL (typ) and no missing codes over temperature.

The digital outputs can be either differential LVDS, or single-ended CMOS. There are three format options for the CMOS outputs: a single bus running at the full data rate or two demultiplexed buses running at half data rate with either interleaved or simultaneous update. A separate output power supply allows the CMOS output swing to range from 0.5V to 2.625V.

The ENC+ and ENC inputs may be driven differentially or single ended with a sine wave, PECL, LVDS, TTL, or CMOS inputs. An optional clock duty cycle stabilizer allows high performance over a wide range of clock duty cycles.


LTC2242-10 10
LTC2242-12 12


  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Communication
  • Cable Head-End Systems
  • Power Amplifier Linearization
  • Communications Test Equipment

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