Low-power data conversion technology

PulSar analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from Analog Devices Inc. is designed to lower power consumption and increase portability of medial and industrial monitors and improve performance and throughput of automated test equipment and data acquisition systems. AD7980 1-MSPS (mega-sample per second) 16-bit ADC reportedly consumes 80% less power and board space than the closest competing 16-bit A...

11/01/2006


PulSar analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from Analog Devices Inc. is designed to lower power consumption and increase portability of medial and industrial monitors and improve performance and throughput of automated test equipment and data acquisition systems. AD7980 1-MSPS (mega-sample per second) 16-bit ADC reportedly consumes 80% less power and board space than the closest competing 16-bit ADC in its class. It features 7.5 mW power consumption at 1 MSPS and 75 mW at 10 kSPS. Other performance enhancements include 2-LSB maximum INL and 91.5-dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at 20 kHz. AD7980 is available in lead-frame chip-scale package/quad flat no-lead, and mini small-outline plastic packages. www.analog.com

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