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MAX1215

1.8V, 12-Bit, 250Msps ADC for Broadband Applications

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Part Details
Features
  • 250Msps Conversion Rate
  • Low Noise Floor of -67.5dBFS
  • Excellent Low-Noise Characteristics
    • SNR = 65.5dB at fIN = 100MHz
    • SNR = 65dB at fIN = 250MHz
  • Excellent Dynamic Range
    • SFDR = 70.7dBc at fIN = 100MHz
    • SFDR = 72.4dBc at fIN = 250MHz
  • 65.4dB NPR for fNOTCH = 28.8MHz and a Noise Bandwidth of 50MHz
  • Single 1.8V Supply
  • 1006mW Power Dissipation at fSAMPLE = 250MHz and fIN = 100MHz
  • On-Chip Track-and-Hold Amplifier
  • Internal 1.24V-Bandgap Reference
  • On-Chip Selectable Divide-by-2 Clock Input
  • LVDS Digital Outputs with Data Clock Output
  • MAX1215 EV Kit Available
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The MAX1215 is a monolithic, 12-bit, 250Msps analog-to-digital converter (ADC) optimized for outstanding dynamic performance at high-IF frequencies up to 300MHz. The product operates with conversion rates up to 250Msps while consuming only 975mW.

At 250Msps and an input frequency up to 250MHz, the MAX1215 achieves a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 72.4dBc. Its excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 66dB at 10MHz remains flat (within 2dB) for input tones up to 300MHz. This ADC yields an excellent low noise floor of -67.5dBFS, which makes it ideal for wideband applications such as cable-head end receivers and power-amplifier predistortion in cellular base-station transceivers.

The MAX1215 requires a single 1.8V supply. The analog input is designed for either differential or single-ended operation and can be AC- or DC-coupled. The ADC also features a selectable on-chip divide-by-2 clock circuit, which allows the user to apply clock frequencies as high as 340MHz. This helps to reduce the phase noise of the input clock source. A low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) sampling clock is recommended for best performance. The converter's digital outputs are LVDS compatible and the data format can be selected to be either two's complement or offset binary.

The MAX1215 is available in a 68-pin QFN package with exposed paddle (EP) and is specified over the industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range.


New Unbuffered Version Available with Higher Dynamic Performance (MAX1215N)

See a parametric table of the complete family of pin-compatible, 8-/10-/12-bit high-speed ADCs.

Applications

  • Base-Station Power-Amplifier Linearization
  • Cable-Head End Receivers
  • Communications Test Equipment
  • Radar and Satellite Subsystems
  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Communication

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Software & Part Ecosystem

Software & Part Ecosystem

Evaluation Kit

Evaluation Kits 3

MAX1213EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

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MAX1213EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Features and Benefits

  • Up to 170Msps/210Msps/250Msps Sampling Rate
  • Low-Voltage and Low-Power Operation
  • Fully Differential Signal Input Configuration
  • On-Board Differential Output Drivers
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Detail

The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 evaluation kits (EV kits) are a fully assembled and tested circuit board that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 accept differential analog inputs; however, the EV kits generate this signal from a user-provided single-ended signal source. The digital outputs produced by the ADC can be easily captured with a user-provided high-speed logic analyzer or data-acquisition system. The EV kits operate from 1.8V power supplies and includes circuitry that generates a clock signal from a user-provided AC signal.

Applications

  • Base-Station Power-Amplifier Linearization
  • Cable Head-End Receivers
  • Communications Test Equipment
  • Radar and Satellite Subsystems
  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Communication

MAX1214EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

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MAX1214EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Features and Benefits

  • Up to 170Msps/210Msps/250Msps Sampling Rate
  • Low-Voltage and Low-Power Operation
  • Fully Differential Signal Input Configuration
  • On-Board Differential Output Drivers
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Detail

The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 evaluation kits (EV kits) are a fully assembled and tested circuit board that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 accept differential analog inputs; however, the EV kits generate this signal from a user-provided single-ended signal source. The digital outputs produced by the ADC can be easily captured with a user-provided high-speed logic analyzer or data-acquisition system. The EV kits operate from 1.8V power supplies and includes circuitry that generates a clock signal from a user-provided AC signal.

Applications

  • Base-Station Power-Amplifier Linearization
  • Cable Head-End Receivers
  • Communications Test Equipment
  • Radar and Satellite Subsystems
  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Communication

MAX1215EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

zoom

MAX1215EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Evaluation Kit for the MAX1213, MAX1214, and MAX1215

Features and Benefits

  • Up to 170Msps/210Msps/250Msps Sampling Rate
  • Low-Voltage and Low-Power Operation
  • Fully Differential Signal Input Configuration
  • On-Board Differential Output Drivers
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Detail

The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 evaluation kits (EV kits) are a fully assembled and tested circuit board that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The MAX1213/MAX1214/MAX1215 accept differential analog inputs; however, the EV kits generate this signal from a user-provided single-ended signal source. The digital outputs produced by the ADC can be easily captured with a user-provided high-speed logic analyzer or data-acquisition system. The EV kits operate from 1.8V power supplies and includes circuitry that generates a clock signal from a user-provided AC signal.

Applications

  • Base-Station Power-Amplifier Linearization
  • Cable Head-End Receivers
  • Communications Test Equipment
  • Radar and Satellite Subsystems
  • Wireless and Wired Broadband Communication
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