Designing Wideband Frontends for GSPS Converters
As high-speed A/D converter technology improves so does the need to resolve very high intermediate frequencies (IF) accurately at high-speeds. This poses 2 challenges, the converter design itself and the frontend design that couples the signal content to the converter. In this webcast, what defines a wideband passive network will be discussed, in addition to highlighting the specifications that are important when choosing a transformer or balun.
Senior Systems Engineer
Rob Reeder is a senior system application engineer with Analog Devices in the High Speed Converter and RF Applications Group in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has published numerous articles on converter interfaces, converter testing, and analog signal chain design for a variety of applications. Formerly, Rob was an application engineer for the Aerospace and Defense Group for five years, where he focused on a variety of radar, EW, and instrumentation applications. Previously he was part of the high speed converter product line for nine years. His prior experience also includes test development and analog design engineering for the Multichip Products Group at ADI, where he designed analog signal chain modules for space, military, and high reliability applications for five years. Rob received his M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, in 1998 and 1996, respectively. When Rob isn’t writing papers late at night or in the lab hacking up circuits, he enjoys hanging around at the gym, listening to techno music, building furniture out of old pallets, and, most importantly, chilling out with his two boys.