Analog Devices Press Release - November 10, 2011
Analog Devices Introduces Highly Integrated Octal and Quad ADCs for
-- High-speed A/D Converters Feature More Channels, Lower Power and Smaller Package Size
Demanding Medical Imaging and Communications Applications
Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a
global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, announced today the addition of four high-speed
A/D data converters to its market-leading data converter product portfolio. The two octal- and two quad-channel
converters are designed for medical imaging and communications applications where the combination of high channel
density, low power and small size provide systems engineers with greater design flexibility and lower per-channel
cost for data conversion.
AD9257 14-bit and
AD9637 12-bit octal A/D converters each integrate eight
A/D converters into one package and feature 40 percent lower power per channel than other discrete octal
converters. Analog Devices today also introduced the
AD9253 14-bit and
AD9633 12-bit quad A/D converters in 48-lead chip-scale
packages that are more than 10 percent smaller than competing devices.
Data Conversion for Medical Imaging
All of the new converters support the higher channel
densities of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) systems, medical ultrasound and other high-end imaging applications,
such as industrial visual inspection systems and non-destructive ultrasound. The AD9253 14-bit and AD9633 12-bit
quad A/D converters are offered in a non-magnetic package and can be used safely within the magnetic field of an
MRI system. This allows the converters to be placed closer to the signal of interest, which can increase the
quality of image resolution and image throughput while reducing the overall component count.
components for these high-speed converters include the AD8334 quad, ultralow noise VGA (variable gain amplifier)
for ultrasound applications.
Data Conversion for Communications
The new octal and quad A/D converters are also suited to MIMO-based (multiple-input, multiple-output)
radios, 3G infrastructure equipment and other wireless communications applications.
ADL5202 variable gain wide bandwidth amplifier,
AD8376 ultralow distortion IF dual VGA and
ADA4937 ultralow distortion differential ADC driver work well with these high-speed converters in
Key High Speed A/D Converter Features
Pricing and Availability
- Low ADC core power
- Serial LVDS (ANSI-644, default)
- Low power, reduced output swing option (similar IEEE 1596.3)
- Data and frame clock outputs
- Operates on a single 1.8-V power supply
- 650-MHz full-power analog bandwidth
- 2-V p-p input voltage range
- Serial port control
- Specified over the industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
Find additional high-speed converters at
About Analog Devices
Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in
data-conversion and signal-conditioning technologies, Analog Devices is a leading global manufacturer of
high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The company serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. 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.
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Porter Novelli Andrew MacLellan
DDate Posted 11/10/2011
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