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Quad 12-Bit and Single 14-Bit, 180-MSPS D/A Converters Integrate Complex Waveform Generation Function

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology and the data converter market share leader*, today introduced the AD9106 quad-channel, 12-bit, and the AD9102 single-channel, 14-bit, 180-MSPS waveform generators, integrating on-chip static random access memory (SRAM) and direct digital synthesis (DDS) for complex waveform generation. ADI’s new D/A converters generate the high-speed, high-dynamic-range, multichannel complex waveforms required in applications such as ultrasound transducer excitation, medical instrumentation, portable instrumentation, signal generators and arbitrary waveform generators.

The on-chip DDS operates up to 180 MHz with a 24-bit tuning word, allowing 10.8-Hz/LSB (least significant bit) frequency resolution and providing a single frequency output for all D/A converters and independent programmable phase-shift outputs for each D/A converter. Pattern data can include directly generated SRAM-stored waveforms, DDS outputs amplitude-modulated by SRAM, or DDS frequency tuning words from SRAM providing chirp or frequency shift keying (FSK) modulation. An internal pattern-control state machine allows the user to program the pattern period for all D/A converters, the start delay within the pattern period for the signal output on each D/A converter channel, as well as the repetition rate of the pattern. A serial peripheral interface (SPI) is used to configure the digital waveform generator and load patterns into the SRAM.

AD9106/AD9102 D/A Converters Waveform Generator Features:

  • On-chip 4,096-word pattern memory
  • On-chip DDS with 24-bit tuning word
  • Sleep mode power: < 5 mW @ 3.3 V
  • Supply voltage: 1.8 V to 3.3 V
  • SFDR to Nyquist:
    • 86 dBc @ 1 MHz output
    • 85 dBc @ 10 MHz output
  • Phase noise: −140 dBc/Hz @ 1 kHz offset, 180 MSPS, 8 mA
  • Differential current outputs: 8 mA max @ 3.3 V
 

Pricing, Availability and Complementary Products

Product      

Sample
Availability

     

Production
Release

     

Resolution
(Bits)

      Channels      

Sample
Rate
(MSPS)

     

Price Each
In 1,000
Quantities

      Packaging

AD9106

      Now       Now       12       4       180       $15.00      

32-lead
5x5mm
LFCSP

AD9102

      Now       Jan 2013       14       1       180       $12.35      

32-lead
5x5mm
LFCSP

 

Complementary ADI components include the ADA4817 low noise, low distortion op amp, the AD8129 low noise differential amp and the AD9514 low jitter clock distribution IC.

About Analog Devices

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 technology, 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 used in 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 NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com/en/index.html

* Analog Devices leads the worldwide data converter market with a 48 percent share, according to industry analyst firm Databeans, Inc. in its market research report titled “2011 Data Converters.” Analog Devices’ 48 percent share is larger than the combined market share of the nearest eight competitors.

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