Hittite's New Low Power 8-Bit 450/900 MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter
SNR to Power Ratio
-- The HMCAD1512 provides superior SNR to power ratio.
MA, 2/11/2013 - Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based
solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced the
a 2/1 channel 8-bit ADC sampling at 450/900 MSPS. The
is ideal for point-to-point microwave links and digital oscilloscopes.
is a versatile, high performance, low power analog-to-digital converter (ADC), utilizing time-interleaving
to achieve higher sampling rate. The device contains two ADCs that can be interleaved by the
user to act as a single channel or two channels. In dual channel mode, either of the two inputs
can be selected for each ADC channel for maximum sample rate at 450 MSPS. In single channel
mode, either of the two inputs can be selected as a valid input to the single ADC channel for
maximum sample rate at 900 MSPS.
At full speed operation, the
delivers an SNR of 49 dBFS when applied with an input signal of 170 MHz. Total power dissipation
at full speed operation is only 650 mW, including I/O. This performance to power ratio makes
the part a perfect choice for low power high performance devices, including handheld and portable
The internal resolution in the
core is 13-bit providing a digital gain of 1X to 50X. Subsequently, the full scale range of
operation can be varied from 2 Vp-p down to 63 mVp-p. This variation saves system cost in many
types of communication applications, such as point-to-point microwave links.
internal, low jitter and programmable clock divider makes it possible to use a single clock
source for all operational modes.
is housed in a 7 x 7 mm QFN 48 Pin, LP7D, plastic SMT package. Samples and evaluation PC boards
for all SMT packaged products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company’s
e-commerce site or via direct purchase order. Released data sheets are available on-line
Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and
manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation
for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC
to 110 GHz. The Company's standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal
semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless / wired communication
and sensor applications for Automotive, Broadband, Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber Optics &
Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement,
and Space markets. The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Marketing Communications Manager
Hittite Microwave Corporation
2 Elizabeth Dr.
978-250-3343, ext. 1117