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Data converters bringing the digital world into
RF microwave range
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"Microwave system designers are constantly on the look out to improve performance and attain
higher operating bandwidths. Design simplification and the reduction of power, size and weight
are also desirable; UWB data converters offer significant system simplification for multi-channel
transmit paths. Many component developments have emerged over the last few years that help.
However, few of these have the potential impact of a new digital-to-analog converter (DAC),
the EV12DS460A. Indeed, the novel DAC claims to place complex bandwidth across a huge spectral
range that includes the microwave K-band out to 26.5 GHz.
Initial details of a prototype monolithic microwave IC (MMIC) emerged during last year's
European Microwave IC conference. Early indications showed a product capable of turning in
solid X-band performance (8 to 12 GHz). Subsequently, detailed wide-band testing revealed
that this DAC is capable of lot more than that. The part operates across eight Nyquist zones
with a low noise floor and minimal spurious signal generation."
EV12DS460A - the world's first K-band capable Digital-to-Analog
Converter. This ground breaking DAC provides an analog bandwidth extending beyond 7 GHz facilitating
multi-band, direct digital synthesis up to K-band (26.5 GHz). A flexible 4:1 or 2:1 input
multiplexer enables guaranteed sampling rates up to 6 GSps with the capability to operate
at 7 GSps.
EV12AS350 - Teledyne e2v's
is set to be the only 12-bit resolution ADC on the market that combines signal digitization
at 5.4 GSps, input bandwidth in excess of 4.8 GHz and latency as low as 26
clock cycles with a noise of -150 dBm/Hz. Unlike other ADCs on the market, it will be
free of non-harmonic spurs, creating a pure signal for coders to manipulate in a range of
About Teledyne 2ev
We partner with our customers to improve, save and protect people's lives. Our innovations
lead developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.
We offer: RF Power solutions for: defense electronic countermeasures, Radar systems, Stellar
satellite communications amplifiers, and missile control safety & arming devices Imaging
solutions, including CCD & CMOS sensors and cameras, for space and earth observation imaging,
and machine imaging. Semiconductor solutions for aerospace & defense, space and industrial
markets requiring: lifecycle management, hi-rel microprocessors, high-speed data converters,
high-reliability ICs with lifetime continuity of supply, manufacturing, assembly and test
services. We employ approximately 1,650 people across 10 countries in Europe, America and
Asia, have annual sales of £220m, and are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Director of Marketing
Teledyne Microwave Solutions
Posted August 22, 2017