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

DN Staff

April 10, 2010

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

National's ADC16DV160 is the industry's firstdual-channel 16-bit, 160 mega-samples per second (MSPS) pipelineanalog-to-digital converter (ADC). With two high-speed channels, the ADC16DV160offers basestation radio receive path designers the world's best dynamic performanceand smallest footprint (10 mm by 10 mm) to reduce system size, designcomplexity and development costs. The ADC16DV160 is targeted at multi-carrier,multi-standard GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, LTE and WiMAX wireless basestations. TheADC16DV160 operates on dual power supplies, 1.8 and 3.0V, with power-down andfast recovery, and features industry-standard dualLVDS outputs for interfacing to FPGAs and ASICs. It is supplied in a 68-pin,10 x 10 mm LLP package. The ADC16DV160 addressesthe need for lower power, smaller footprint receive path analog components and greatlyimproved linearity in the overall radio receive path. The ADC16DV160 consumes less than half the powerper ADC channel (650 mW) compared to competing ADCs, while offering the largestinput-bandwidth (1.4 GHz) and the industry's best dynamic performance at highinput 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. Itsindustry-leading dynamic performance enables increased basestation capacity andcoverage, allowing service providers to reach more customers and deliver ahigher quality of service. The innovation of theADC16DV160 is the very low-power core that allows two high-performance ADCchannels to be integrated in a single package - this is the industry's firstand only dual-channel 16-bit 160-MSPS pipeline ADC.The per-channel power dissipation of the ADC16DV160 is less than half that ofthe closest competitive 160-MSPS product. With this low-power breakthrough,basestation vendors can now simultaneously satisfy their needs for low poweroperation and multi-channel, multi-standard capability in the industry'ssmallest footprint. The innovative architecture of the ADC16DV160 forces notradeoffs in basestation requirements, a value to vendors offered by no otherdevice in the industry.

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