Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI


Versatile quad-channel ADC

13 June 2018 Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI

Teledyne e2v has released its most advanced analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to date – the EV12AQ600. The 16 x 16 mm chip can operate as a single-, dual- or quad-channel device, and includes a radiation-tolerant version, making it the first quad-channel ADC suitable for space applications.

Customers can design systems that operate the EV12AQ600 independently or synchronised, in quad-channel at 1,5 GSps, dual-channel at 3 GSps or single-channel at 6 GSps, while only having to qualify one ADC. This makes it highly capable and customisable, suitable for ultra-wideband microwave backhaul systems, data acquisition systems and test and measurement applications.

The device is the first 12-bit ADC to feature a cross point switch (CPS), which allows it to operate its four cores simultaneously, independently or paired, to assign its 6 GSps sampling speed across the user’s desired channel count. It also contains the proven chain synchronisation feature, as seen in some of Teledyne e2v’s most recent data converters. This feature allows it to meet the growing trend of increasing channel counts in large phased-array and multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) systems.

For more information contact Conrad Coetzee, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 11 923 9600, ccoetzee@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za



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