Features and Benefits
Product DetailsThe AD9776/AD9778/AD9779 are dual, 12-/14-/16-bit, high dynamic range, digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that provide a sample rate of 1 GSPS, permitting multicarrier generation up to the Nyquist frequency. They include features optimized for direct conversion transmit applications, including complex digital modulation, and gain and offset compensation. The DAC outputs are optimized to interface seamlessly with analog quad-rature modulators such as the AD8349. A serial peripheral interface (SPI®) provides for programming/readback of many internal parameters. Full-scale output current can be programmed over a range of 10 mA to 30 mA. The devices are manufactured on an advanced 0.18 μm CMOS process and operate on 1.8 V and 3.3 V supplies for a total power consumption of 1.0 W. They are enclosed in 100-lead TQFP packages.
- Ultralow noise and intermodulation distortion (IMD) enable high quality synthesis of wideband signals from baseband to high intermediate frequencies.
- A proprietary DAC output switching technique enhances dynamic performance.
- The current outputs are easily configured for various single-ended or differential circuit topologies.
- CMOS data input interface with adjustable set up and hold.
- Novel 2×, 4×, and 8× interpolator/coarse complex modulator allows carrier placement anywhere in DAC bandwidth.
WCDMA, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, WiMax, GSM
Data Sheet, Rev. A, 3/07
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 (1)
The AD-DAC-FMC-ADP adapter board allows any of Analog Devices' DPG2-compatiable High-Speed DAC Evaluation Boards to be used on a Xilinx® evaluation board with a FMC connector. The adapter board uses the Low Pin Count (LPC) version of the FMC connector, so it can be used on either LPC or HPC hosts (such as the ML605 or SP605).
For a list of compatible evaluation boards, please see the "DPG2" information on our Data Pattern Generator (DPG) High-Speed DAC Evaluation Platform page.
Documentation & Resources
AN-1414: Interfacing the ADL5371 I/Q Modulator to the AD9779A Dual-Channel, 1 GSPS, High Speed DAC (Rev. B)8/9/2016
AN-748: Set-Up and Hold Measurements in High Speed CMOS Input DACs (Rev. 0)2/14/2015
AN-0996: The Advantages of Using a Quadrature Digital Upconverter (QDUC) in Point-to-Point Microwave Transmit Systems (Rev. 0)3/25/2009
AN-808: Multicarrier CDMA2000 Feasibility (Rev. 0)11/9/2007
AN-912: Driving a Center-Tapped Transformer with a Balanced Current-Output DAC (Rev. 0)5/21/2007
AN-822: Synchronization of Multiple AD9779 TxDACs (Rev. A)11/29/2006
Tools & Simulations
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