Teledyne e2v EV12AQ600
EV12AQ600 - the most advanced and versatile quad-core, multi-channel ADC
Teledyne e2v has released its most advanced ADC to date – the EV12AQ600. This new ADC can operate as a single-, dual- or quad-channel device, and includes a radiation-tolerant version, making it the first quad-channel ADC suitable for space applications.
Customers can design systems that operate the EV12AQ600 independently or synchronized, in quad-channel at 1.5 Giga Sample per second (GSps), dual-channel at 3 GSps or single-channel at 6 GSps mode, while only having to qualifying one ADC. This makes the EV12AQ600 highly capable and customizable, suitable for ultra-wideband microwave backhaul systems, data acquisition systems and test and measurement applications.
The EV12AQ600 is the first 12-bit ADC to feature a Cross Point Switch (CPS), which allows the device to operate its four cores simultaneously, independently or paired, to assign its 6 GSps sampling speed across the user’s desired channel count. This flexibility allows system designers to develop advanced systems on the ground and, for the first time ever, design with a quad-channel ADC for space applications, using the rad-tolerant version.
In addition to the multi-channel CPS functionality, the EV12AQ600 contains the proven chain synchronization feature as seen in some of Teledyne e2v’s most recent data converters. This feature allows it to meet the growing trend of increasing channel counts in large phased-array and Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems.