Digital-to-Analog Converter supports smartphone testing.

Press Release Summary:



With audio to 6 GHz frequency coverage and 12 GSPS update rate, 16-bit Model AD9164 supports high-resolution radar images for designers of military and commercial radar, as well as fast and accurate testing for precision instrumentation, such as smartphone testers. On-chip direct digital synthesizer ensures phase-coherent fast frequency hopping of less than 300 ns for up to 32 frequencies. In addition, converter features 2x interpolator, which enables configurability for lower data rates.



Original Press Release:



D/A Converter Offers More Accuracy in a Smaller Footprint for Diverse Applications Ranging from Radar to Smartphone Testing



NORWOOD, Mass.-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced the AD9164 D/A converter that brings high resolution radar images for designers of military and commercial radar while reducing solution component count. Additionally, for designers of precision instrumentation equipment, such as smartphone testers, the new device ensures improved accuracy as well as speed of test, contributing to faster market-ready time while significantly decreasing tester complexity and size. Thanks to its audio to 6 GHz frequency coverage, the AD9164 D/A converter moves the tester market one step closer to a universal wireless test platform.



View product pages, download data sheets, order samples and evaluation boards:

http://www.analog.com/AD9164

View the unique new remote evaluation tool, and ‘test-drive’ the AD9164 immediately on:

http://labs.analog.com/ad916x

Learn about Analog Devices’ D/A converter product portfolio:

http://www.analog.com/en/products/digital-to-analog-converters/da-converters.html

Connect with engineers and ADI product experts on EngineerZone®, an online technical support community:

https://ez.analog.com/community/data_converters/high-speed_dacs



The AD9164 D/A converter delivers:



Highest linearity in ADI’s D/A converters portfolio

100 to 1,000 times improved spectral purity versus previous generation ADI solutions (20-30 dB better)

Higher agility with frequency change time now a 100 times shorter than traditional ADI phased locked loop (PLL) systems



The reduction in solution component count and thus size enables element level digital beamforming advanced radar solutions. With the same performance specifications as the already released AD9162, the AD9164 D/A converter also includes an on-chip direct digital synthesizer (DDS) that ensures phase-coherent fast frequency hopping of less than 300 ns for up to 32 different frequencies. This makes the AD9164 D/A converter well-suited for testing anything from AM broadcast band or Japanese FM band to 5.8 GHz UNII band.



The AD9164 converter features a 2x interpolator (FIR85), which enables configurability for lower data rates and converter clocking to reduce overall system power and ease filtering requirements. In mix-mode operation, this D/A converter can be configured to reconstruct RF carriers in the 2nd and 3rd Nyquist zones up to 7.5 GHz while maintaining exceptional dynamic range.



The AD9164 also comes with a unique remote evaluation tool, allowing designers to “test-drive” the D/A converter’s performance. The remote tool is available at http://labs.analog.com/ad916x.





Product Specifications























Product

DDS
Frequency
Hopping

Update
Rate

Direct RF
Synthesis

Baseband
Mode

Normal
Mode

Mix-Mode

AD9164

<500 ns

12 GSPS

6 GSPS

DC to 2.5
GHz

DC to 6
GHz

1.5 to 7.5
GHz
 

  

Pricing and Availability



















Product

Sample
Availability

Full
Production

Price Each
Per 1,000

Packaging

AD9164

Now

Now

$295

$334

8 mm x 8 mm CSP-BGA
11 mm x 11 mm CSP-BGA
11mm x 11mm CSP-BGA SnPb

  



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