APPLICATION NOTE 642

ADC Captures 1Gsps


Abstract: One of the industry's first ultra high-speed, 8-bit data converters with highest AC performance and a GHz input bandwidth, the MAX104/6/8 family of data converters offers both sampling speed and signal bandwidth for applications where these parameters are of the utmost importance. At their introduction in 1999, this family of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) set a new standard for dynamic performance requirements in high-frequency, wide-bandwidth applications. The following article outlines the advantages of this family of ADCs and describes their impact and importance on digital communications, DSOs and fast data acquisition systems.