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19 August 2013

e2v releases demonstration unit for its high bandwidth, single core 12 bit 1.5GSps ADC, EV12AS200

Building on the performance of its true-single-core high bandwidth family of ADCs with direct RF sampling, e2v has now announced the launch of a demonstration kit for its 12-bit 1.5GSps analog to digital converter. This Demonstration Kit (DK) allows for faster ADC performance evaluation. It also significantly reduces the R&D costs, design time and design risks for GSPS-speed data acquisition systems.

The EV12AS200 enables further innovation in many applications, including high verticality oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, high dynamic range point-to-point microwave data links, electronic warfare systems and data acquisition COTS boards. 

e2v is able to provide a demonstration unit, using this advanced ADC, for system evaluation. The e2v DK board is a “plug & play” data acquisition evaluation and development tool. The board includes a full clocking capability, multi-output voltage regulation and multi-option ADC input driver solutions, all optimally implemented for premium ADC performance.

The ADCâ€s digital interface is provided by a high performance FPGA, incorporated on the same PCB, which can also be programmed with user code to demonstrate proof of concept in prototype systems.

Schematics, board layout and acquisition VHDL code is provided to reduce system design time and design risks. A PC based user interface and USB bus allows for quick changes in configuration while using the Demo Kit for ADC evaluation purposes.

The ADC itself (EV12AS200) features a full power input bandwidth of 2.3GHz with a roll-off pattern optimized for operation in the L-Band area. It also features the lowest input voltage range in the 12-bit GSPS class with only 500mVp-p without sacrificing performance in direct RF-Sampling.

EV12AS200 is also the only 12-bit ADC operating at up to 1.5GSps without the use of any form of internal interleaving. This is key for e2vâ€s EV12AS200 to achieve both a calibration-free stable dynamic performance versus temperature, and nominal dynamic performance that is available immediately at power-up following supply voltage stabilization, without the need to wait for multi-second silicon warm-up and calibration.

Fine adjustment of input gain and offset, as well as clock skew, are possible using the PC user interface. These facilitate interleaving of multiple converters to achieve even higher sample rates. A separate SYNC input is provided which can be used to synchronize multiple boards and demonstrate the trigger capability of the component.

“The Demo Kit enables systems designers to quickly evaluate the performance of the ADC and hardware engineers to rapidly integrate the ADC into their designs, saving months of effort,” said Nicolas Chantier, Product Marketer for e2vâ€s Broadband Data Conversion product line.

Short form datasheet, samples and quotations are now available from e2v and from e2vâ€s authorized resellers around the world.

Come to visit e2v (hall A5, booth 181) at Electronica, Munich Germany from 13th-16th November.

 

e2v aerospace and defense press contact:
 Michael Sarpa, michael.sarpa@e2v-us.com

 

About e2v aerospace and defense

e2v aerospace and defense, inc. (e2v a&d) is a leading provider of RF power, imaging and hi-rel semiconductor solutions to the North American aerospace and defense industry.

e2v a&d offers a diverse portfolio of products and services, including wideband RF components and sub-systems, high performance imaging sensors and cameras and hi-rel semiconductor products and lifecycle management services to ensure long-term continuity of supply.

Corporate headquarters of e2v a&d are located at 765 Sycamore Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 USA. For more information, visit www.e2v-us.com.