Why Your High-Speed ADC Can Never have Enough SNR

Modern-day radios and communications receivers need to operate in an RF environment that is more crowded than ever. Additionally, the ability to cover multiple bands simultaneously with a single receiver is driving up bandwidth requirements. In order for the receiver to maintain very good sensitivity performance in adverse and hostile blocking scenarios, high-speed data converters with a larger dynamic range and lower intrinsic noise floor are indispensable. For high-dynamic-range multiband receivers, the ADS54J60 delivers one of the widest bandwidths of 500 MHz with one of the lowest noise floors, approaching –160 dBFS/Hz.