Teledyne e2v Unveils Versatile 12-Bit Quad-Channel Analog-to-Digital Converter

Teledyne e2v has released its most advanced ADC to date. The EV12AQ600 is a 12-bit Quad-core ADC that features 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.

This means that the 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.

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.

The EV12AQ600 has been designed as part of the INTERSTELLAR project, a consortium led by Teledyne e2v and supported by Thales Alenia Space, Airbus Defence and Space and the Fraunhofer Institute. The project is helping to bridge the gap between the analog RF world and the digital world, by developing the most advanced data converters. Click here to learn more.