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Solutions Search - Data Conversion

Buffered Octal ADC Inputs Simplify Sensor Interfaces

Andrew Thomas - Design Engineer Apr 19th 2017
Many systems using a precision analog-to- digital converter to digitize signals need some signal conditioning circuitry between the signal source and the ADC. In addition to its other functions, that circuitry must accurately drive the input of the ADC. The combined demands of performance and high speed to handle the ADC input ...



Simultaneously Digitize Eight High-Voltage Arbitrary Swing Signals

Micah O'Halloran - SAR ADC Design Section Lead Oct 21st 2015
Many common monitoring and control applications require multiple analog input signals to be simultaneously sampled and digitized, preserving time-domain correlation and frequency-domain phase relationships between the signals in the digital domain. The LTC2348-18 is designed specifically for these applications. The device simultaneously ...



High Speed DAC for Wide Bandwidth Signal Generation

Clarence Mayott - Applications Engineer Aug 25th 2014
The LTC2000 is the latest high speed DAC from Linear Technology. Its low noise and excellent spectral purity make it ideal for demanding signal-generation applications. The LTC2000 is a high performance DAC that can produce signals up to 1GHz with extremely low noise and very high spectral purity. It can be operated in single ...



16-Channel, 16/12-Bit Voltage Output DACs in a Tiny 6mm x 6mm Package

Mark Thoren - Staff Scientist Jun 6th 2014
General-purpose DACs address a wide range of applications including instrumentation, industrial control, and setting voltages and currents in all manner of analog circuits. In this video, we demonstrate the 16-/12-bit LTC2668, a 16-channel, voltage output DAC with five software-programmable (SoftSpan™) or pin-configurable ...



LTspice: SAR ADC Driver Interface

Kris Lokere - Strategic Applications Manager Apr 3rd 2014
High-performance SAR ADCs can offer amazing dynamic range and linearity at faster and faster sample rates. But how do you design the amplifier and interface at the analog inputs? LTspice IV can help. This video shows how to use LTspice to simulate the analog input interface of high-performance SAR ADCs. We will look at charge ...

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Evaluating Zero-Drift Amplifier Performance

Jeremy Wong - Design Engineer Dec 30th 2013
Analog applications are demanding better precision and drift performance due to improvements in data converter resolution and the economic drive to reduce or eliminate periodic calibration. Zero-drift amplifiers, which achieve microvolt-level accuracy and excellent low frequency noise, are the ideal choice for these high-sensitivity ...



LTC2654 - LTC2657 Quad/Octal 16-Bit VOUT DACs with 10ppm/C (Max) VREF - Video Product Brief

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer Jun 28th 2012
The LTC2654/LTC2655/LTC2656/LTC2657 are a family of quad /octal 16-/12-bit rail-to-rail DACs with a precision integrated reference. The DACs have built-in high performance, rail-to-rail, output buffers and are guaranteed monotonic.The "-L" versions have a full-scale output of 2.5V with the integrated 10ppm/°C reference and ...



LTC263x 12-/10-/8-Bit SPI & I2C VOUT Single/Dual/Quad/Octal DACs w/ Internal VREF - Video Product Brief

Alison Steer - Product Marketing Manager Mar 9th 2011
The LTC263x is a family of single/dual/quad/octal 12-, 10-, and 8-bit voltage-output DACs with an integrated, high-accuracy, low-drift 10ppm/°C reference in small packages. They have a rail-to-rail output buffer and are guaranteed monotonic. The LTC263x-L versions have a full-scale output of 2.5V, and operates from a single ...



PScope: High-Speed ADC Data Collection Software

Clarence Mayott - Applications Engineer Jan 4th 2011
When Linear Technology provides a customer with a high speed ADC demo board we also provide PScope, the software to evaluate the demo board. PScope is a simple software package that can collect, and display data from high speed ADC demo boards. It will also provide a simple and easy way to measure the key performance parameters ...

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1ppm Settling Time Measurement for a New Monolithic DAC

Jim Williams - Applications Guru Sep 17th 2010
The LTC2757, a new 18-bit DAC, requires careful measurement techniques to verify performance. Performance verification at DC is relatively straightforward using precision DVMs. Dynamic conditions considerably complicate measurement. In particular, determining DAC settling within 10 microvolts after a 10-volt step with a 275 ...



True 18-Bit DAC for Extreme Precision Applications - LTC2757

Mark Thoren - Staff Scientist Mar 15th 2010
Precision digital-to-analog converters are key components in many instrumentation, industrial control and test equipment applications. When customers purchase an "N-bit" DAC, the expectation is that every parameter will be better than 1 least-significant bit. This is a difficult task, even at the 16-bit level. Linear Technology's ...



The Simple Way to Match to a High-Speed ADC Input - LTM9001

Todd Nelson - Mixed Signal Applications Engineering Manager Jun 15th 2009
High-speed, high-resolution ADCs are critical components in communications and instrumentation applications. The interface between the final amplifier of the signal chain and the input pins of the ADC is challenging and time-consuming. Yet it is critical to the performance of the entire system. Traditionally, this requires impedance ...



Reduce Digital Feedback in High Speed Data Conversion Systems - LTC2261

Clarence Mayott - Applications Engineer Mar 15th 2009
Linear Technology's newest high-speed ADC family achieves one third the power consumption of existing solutions without compromising AC performance. Operating from a low 1.8V supply, the 14-bit, 125Msps LTC2261 dissipates 125mW while maintaining 73.4dB SNR and 85dBc SFDR. Digital outputs can be configured as DDR CMOS, DDR LVDS ...

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