ADC Break Speed And Accuracy Records

ADC Break Speed And Accuracy Records
Texas Instruments Inc.

The ADS54J60 is heralded as the industry's first 16-bit 1-Gsamples/s analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the first to achieve over 70 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at 1-Gamples/s. Additionally, the ADS54J54 debuts as the highest density four-channel 14-bit 500-Msamples/s and the 4.5-GHz LMH6401 fully differential digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) offers the widest bandwidth with DC coupling and allows signal acquisition of low and high frequencies without the limitation of baluns. Features of the ADS54J60 and ADS54J54 ADCs include:

• Highest speed in their classes: The 16-bit 1-GSPS ADS54J60 ADC and the 14-bit 500-MSPS ADS54J54 allow higher frequencies with more accurate signal analysis.
• Highest dynamic performance: ADS54J60 offers more than 3 dB better SNR (70 dBFS at FIN=170 MHz) compared to competitive ADCs, a low noise floor of -159 dBFS/Hz, and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 86 dBc. These enable high spectral purity and the ability to find weak signals in the presence of large, unwanted blockers.
• High density: ADS54J54 is 50 percent smaller than competitive ADCs, offering four channels in a 9-mm-by-9-mm package. ADS54J60 offers two channels in a 10-mm-by-10-mm package.
• Reduces the data interface speed and external processor resources: Integrated digital down converter (DDC) offers programmable decimation or a bypass mode.
• Simplified board routing and device synchronization: Both ADCs offer the high-speed JESD204B serial data interface, which simplifies connections to processors, including the 66AK2L06 system-on-chip, and FPGAs.
• Low power: Both new ADCs offer 20 percent lower power consumption than competitive ADCs.

Key features of the LMH6401 DVGA include:

• Industry-leading bandwidth with support for DC coupling: 4.5 GHz with programmable gain of -6 dB to 26 dB and DC coupling enables signal acquisition of low and high frequencies. This allows for the full verification and analysis of signals in test and measurement applications.
• High linearity: OIP3 of 43 dBm at 200 MHz and -63/-63 dBc second- and third-order harmonic distortion at 1 GHz (2Vpp).
• Large gain range: 32 dB of gain range and 1 dB step control optimize dynamic range of the signal chain.
• Lowest power consumption in the industry: Uses 355 mW at 5V—more than 40 percent less power than the competition.
• High density: 3-mm-by-3-mm package is more than 40 percent smaller than competitive amplifiers.

Sampling now, the ADS54J54 is available for $500 each/1,00. The ADS54J60 will be available in 4Q15 for $705 each/1,000 and the LMH6401 will be available in June 2015 for $10.95 each/1,000.

Datasheets are available at:

• ADS54J60:
• ADS54J54:
• LMH6401:

Texas Instruments Inc.
Dallas, TX

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