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National Semiconductor's ADC16DV160 Dual Channel, 16-Bit, 160 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter

Article-National Semiconductor's ADC16DV160 Dual Channel, 16-Bit, 160 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter

National Semiconductor's ADC16DV160 Dual Channel, 16-Bit, 160 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter

National's ADC16DV160 is the industry's first dual-channel 16-bit, 160 mega-samples per second (MSPS) pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC). With two high-speed channels, the ADC16DV160 offers basestation radio receive path designers the world's best dynamic performance and smallest footprint (10 mm by 10 mm) to reduce system size, design complexity and development costs. The ADC16DV160 is targeted at multi-carrier, multi-standard GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, LTE and WiMAX wireless basestations. The ADC16DV160 operates on dual power supplies, 1.8 and 3.0V, with power-down and fast recovery, and features industry-standard dual LVDS outputs for interfacing to FPGAs and ASICs. It is supplied in a 68-pin, 10 x 10 mm LLP package. The ADC16DV160 addresses the need for lower power, smaller footprint receive path analog components and greatly improved linearity in the overall radio receive path. The ADC16DV160 consumes less than half the power per ADC channel (650 mW) compared to competing ADCs, while offering the largest input-bandwidth (1.4 GHz) and the industry's best dynamic performance at high input frequencies. The ADC16DV160 delivers 91.2 dBFS SFDR, 76.3 dBFS SNR and 97.3 dBFS higher-order harmonic distortion at 197 MHz input frequency. Its industry-leading dynamic performance enables increased basestation capacity and coverage, allowing service providers to reach more customers and deliver a higher quality of service. The innovation of the ADC16DV160 is the very low-power core that allows two high-performance ADC channels to be integrated in a single package - this is the industry's first and only dual-channel 16-bit 160-MSPS pipeline ADC. The per-channel power dissipation of the ADC16DV160 is less than half that of the closest competitive 160-MSPS product. With this low-power breakthrough, basestation vendors can now simultaneously satisfy their needs for low power operation and multi-channel, multi-standard capability in the industry's smallest footprint. The innovative architecture of the ADC16DV160 forces no tradeoffs in basestation requirements, a value to vendors offered by no other device in the industry.

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