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Analog Devices Press Release - October 26, 2009

Analog Devices Expands Low-Power Data Converter Portfolio
with 26 High-Speed ADCs

New 16-bit, low-power, high-speed ADCs include three industry technology firsts in error correction, speed and size.

Visit Analog DevicesOctober 26, 2009 -- NORWOOD, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), the global leader in data-conversion technology for signal processing applications, expanded its low-power data converter portfolio with 26 ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) for effective high-performance, power-efficient communications, portable device, instrumentation and healthcare applications.

The offering includes three data converter technology industry firsts for 16-bit ADCs:
• ADI’s AD9269, the industry’s first 16-bit 80MSPS low-power, dual ADC with quadrature-error
   correction (QEC)
• ADI’s AD9265, the industry’s first single-channel, 16-bit low-power ADC spanning 80 to 125 MSPS
  (megasamples per second)
• ADI’s AD9266, the industry’s smallest, single-channel 16-bit low-power ADC spanning 20 to 80 MSPS.
AD9269These new ADC products provide designers a flexible, future-proof platform to differentiate their systems without changing the core design by migrating either resolution or bandwidth support by means of space efficient pin compatible families. In addition, the new ADCs’ energy efficiencies provide significant power consumption improvement without impacting system-level performance.

In addition to the AD9269, AD9265 and AD9266 flagship converters and their various speed grades, ADI introduced today 23 single-channel low-power ADCs, bringing the number of low power data converters ADI has brought to market in the last 180 days to 44*. The power consumption savings across these ADCs is as high as 87% compared to equivalent competitive offerings operating comparable ADC functions.
Industry First: Sub 100 mW/Channel, Low-Power, Dual-Channel ADC Spans 20 to 80 MSPS
The dual-channel AD9269 16-bit low-power ADC consumes 93 mW per channel, which is 6.5 times lower than competing devices. The AD9269 is a monolithic, dual-channel 16-bit, 20/40/65/80 MSPS ADC, featuring a high performance sample-and-hold circuit and on-chip voltage reference. It’s also the industry’s first 16-bit ADC family to include a QEC and DC offset digital processing block. These blocks dynamically minimize the errors produced in an in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) complex signal receiver system. By using the QEC block, system designers can relax component matching requirements by reducing gain and phase errors due to component mismatches. The net result can also enable a more robust receiver design. In addition, the DC-offset algorithm minimizes offsets commonly found in DC-coupled applications. The product uses multistage differential pipeline architecture with output error correction logic to provide 16-bit accuracy at 80-MSPS data rates and guarantees no missing codes over the full operating temperature range. The ADC operates from a 1.8-V supply and contains several features designed to maximize flexibility and minimize system cost, such as programmable clock and data alignment and programmable digital-test-pattern generation. Samples are available now with production quantities available in January, 2010.
Industry First: Low-Power, Single-Channel 16-bit ADC Clocks at 125 MSPS
The single-channel AD9265 low-power, 16-bit ADC was designed to support communications applications requiring low bill-of-material costs, small size, and flexibility. Consuming only 370 mW, this breakthrough in power consumption represents a 51 percent savings compared to competitive low-power solutions. The ADC core features a multistage, differential pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic. The AD9265 features a wide bandwidth differential sample-and-hold analog input amplifier supporting a variety of user-selectable input ranges. An integrated voltage reference eases design considerations. A duty cycle stabilizer provides means to compensate for variations in the ADC clock duty cycle, allowing the converters to maintain excellent performance. The ADC output data are either parallel 1.8 V CMOS or 1.8 V LVDS (DDR). Flexible power-down options allow significant power savings, when desired. Programming for setup and control are accomplished using a 3-bit SPI-compatible serial interface. Production quantities are available now.
Industry First: Smallest 16-bit Low-power, Single-channel ADC Spans 20 to 80 MSPS
The single-channel AD9266 16-bit, low-power ADC is available in a small 5 mm x 5 mm package, and the pin-out supports resolutions from 10 to 16 bits. The low-power, multistage ADC core is based on a proprietary, high-performance, sample-and-hold circuit and on-chip voltage reference. The product uses a differential-pipeline architecture with output-error-correction logic to provide 16-bit accuracy at 80 MSPS data rates and guarantees no missing codes over the full operating temperature range. The ADC contains several features designed to maximize flexibility and minimize system cost, such as programmable clock and data alignment and programmable digital test pattern generation. The available digital test patterns include built-in deterministic and pseudorandom patterns, along with custom user-defined test patterns entered via the SPI. A differential clock input controls all internal conversion cycles. An optional DCS compensates for wide variations in the clock duty cycle while maintaining excellent overall ADC performance. The digital output data are presented in offset binary, Gray code, or twos complement formats at double-data-rate low-voltage CMOS levels. A data output clock (DCO) is provided to ensure proper latch timing with receiving logic. Samples are available now with production quantities available in January, 2010.

Pricing, Tools and Complimentary Products

Please contact Analog Devices.
  - All of the above ADCs are sampling now.
Complementary products include Analog Devices’: AD9517 clock generator; ADP1872 buck controller; ADL5562 RF/IF differential amplifier; ADP2114 DC-to-DC regulator and ADA4937 differential ADC driver.
• For ADC design tools click here.
• For more information, visit:
    o http://www.analog.com/pr/AD9269
    o http://www.analog.com/pr/AD9265
    o http://www.analog.com/pr/AD9266

For product information on analog-to-digital converters, visit http://www.analog.com/ADCs.

Data Converters: Bridging the Analog and Digital Worlds
More designers turn to Analog Devices than any other supplier for the high-performance conversion technology required to bridge the analog and digital worlds in today’s myriad electronic systems. With the industry’s leading portfolio of ADCs (analog-to-digital converters) and DACs (digital-to-analog converters), Analog Devices’ converter products feature the right combination of sampling rates and accuracy with low noise, power, and price and small package size required by industrial, medical, automotive, communications, and consumer electronics. Online evaluation tools help customers quickly validate, select, and design in the optimal data converters to reduce design complexity, development schedules, and bill-of-material costs. To view ADI’s ADC selection guide, visit http://www.analog.com/ADCsearch. For ADC drivers, visit http://www.analog.com/ADCdrivers. To view ADI’s DAC selection guide, visit http://www.analog.com/DACsearch.

About Analog Devices, Inc.

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest-standing, highest-growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data-conversion and signal-conditioning technologies, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits for analog- and digital-signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

* A numerically controlled oscillator is used to provide frequency translation in the digital domain-- an important block in modern digital radio processing.

** Digital pre-distortion is an advanced signal processing technique that corrects for nonlinearities in radio transmit paths, allowing power amplifiers to run at higher efficiency levels with less distortion.

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Analog Devices, Inc.
Bob Olson

Posted 10/27/2009

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