Analog Devices Press Release - September 27, 2010
Analog Devices Announces Industry’s Fastest 16-bit ADC at 250 MSPS
- ADI continues to set converter performance standard with new AD9467; enables advances in radar
spectrum analyzers and multi-carrier, multi-mode receiver designs for wireless infrastructure.
NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The industry’s fastest 16-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter)--at 250 MSPS
(mega samples per second)--was unveiled today by data converter market share leader* Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
AD9467 16-bit, 250 MSPS ADC operates on 35% less power at 25% higher sampling rate than any other 16-bit data
converter, providing a new level of signal processing performance for test and measurement instrumentation,
defense electronics, and communications applications where high resolution over a wide bandwidth is needed. The
AD9467 delivers resolution and a fast sample rate while simultaneously achieving a high SFDR (spurious-free
dynamic range) of up to 100 dBFs and SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) performance of 76.4 dBFS. The device’s SFDR of 90
dBFS up to 300 MHz analog input and 60-femtosecond rms (root mean square) jitter helps lower the signal chain bill
of materials component count by allowing engineers to increase system performance at higher intermediate
frequencies, thereby reducing the number of signal down-conversion stages. Download data sheet or order samples
and evaluation boards.
“We needed a 16-bit, 250 MSPS data converter with 90 db of SFDR for one of our key
customer's highly advanced, data acquisition systems,” said Brian Kimball, principal hardware engineer, Mercury
Computer Systems, a leading provider of open, application-ready, multi-INT subsystems for the intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance market “The AD9467 data converter was designed into this system because it met our
customer’s SFDR, ENOB (effective number of bits), and power requirements. Analog Devices engineers worked with us
as trusted advisors to provide early-access silicon and provided design support to enable the timely development
of our prototype product.”
The AD9467 can be used with ADI’s AD9523/24 low-jitter clock generators and
ADL5562 3.3 GHz ultra-low distortion RF/IF differential amplifier to provide a data conversion signal chain
“The AD9467 converter is attractive to National Instruments because of its industry-leading
combination of sample rate and resolution,” said Phil Hester, senior vice president of R&D, National Instruments,
a leading global supplier of hardware and software for engineers. “We are currently developing a module based on
the AD9467 for our NI FlexRIO product family, which couples this new data conversion performance point with FPGAs
that can be programmed using NI LabVIEW software. The AD9467 helps us maintain leadership in providing innovative
solutions for test and measurement, software-defined radio, medical imaging, and scientific research
AD9467 16-bit, 250 MSPS ADC Key Features and Benefits:
Pricing, Availability and Complementary Products
- 16-bit resolution with high signal bandwidths up to 300 MHz enables advanced signal acquisition subsystems
in common radio platforms, radar systems, and spectrum analysis.
- On-chip IF (intermediate frequency) sampling circuit and buffered analog inputs optimize the AD9467 for the
highest ENOB and ease of use.
- High dynamic range over broad signal bandwidth enables software-defined radios for use with multiple
standards, such as LTE/W-CDMA, MC-GSM (class 1) and CDMA.
- Programmable full-scale input range allows trade-off between SNR and SFDR enabling the design of more
sensitive radar systems with the ability to acquire and track smaller targets with better accuracy. See chart
Pricing, Availability and Tools
||$300 per unit
in single unit quantities
||$300 per unit
in single unit quantities
Data Converter Design Tools: ADC Behavioral Models
Analog Devices’ ADIsimADC™ online
analog-to-digital behavioral model accurately models the typical performance characteristics of many of ADI’s
high-speed converters. The model faithfully reproduces the errors associated with both static and dynamic features
such as AC linearity, clock jitter, and many other product specific anomalies. This tool requires no downloads and
allows you to graph specific performance plots and select products. ADC Analyzer™ is a downloaded tool that runs
the behavioral models and configures evaluation boards. VisualAnalog™ takes this concept further by allowing
designers to customize their input signal and data analysis. An input signal can be constructed from sine waves,
noise sources, and vector data to see how an ADC will perform in real-world conditions.
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 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. 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
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