10-Bit, 40Msps, 3.0V, Low-Power ADC with Internal Reference

Low Power 3V, 10-Bit, 40Msps ADC Delivers 72dB SFDR

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The MAX1444 10-bit, 3V analog-to-digital converter (ADC) features a pipelined 10-stage ADC architecture with fully differential wideband track-and-hold (T/H) input and digital error correction incorporating a fully differential signal path. This ADC is optimized for lowpower, high dynamic performance applications in imaging and digital communications. The MAX1444 operates from a single 2.7V to 3.6V supply, consuming only 57mW while delivering a 59.5dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at a 20MHz input frequency. The fully differential input stage has a 400MHz -3dB bandwidth and may be operated with single-ended inputs. In addition to low operating power, the MAX1444 features a 5µA power-down mode for idle periods.

An internal 2.048V precision bandgap reference is used to set the ADC full-scale range. A flexible reference structure allows the user to supply a buffered, direct, or externally derived reference for applications requiring increased accuracy or a different input voltage range.

See a parametric table of the complete family of pin-compatible, 10-bit high-speed ADCs.

The MAX1444 has parallel, offset binary, CMOS-compatible three-state outputs that can be operated from 1.7V to 3.6V to allow flexible interfacing. The device is available in a 5mm x 5mm 32-pin TQFP package and is specified over the extended industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range.
MAX1444: Functional Diagram MAX1444: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Single 3.0V Operation
  • Excellent Dynamic Performance
    • 59.5dB SNR at fIN = 20MHz
    • 74dBc SFDR at fIN = 20MHz
  • Low Power
    • 19mA (Normal Operation)
    • 5µA (Shutdown Mode)
  • Fully Differential Analog Input
  • Wide 2Vp-p Differential Input Voltage Range
  • 400MHz -3dB Input Bandwidth
  • On-Chip 2.048V Precision Bandgap Reference
  • CMOS-Compatible Three-State Outputs
  • 32-Pin TQFP Package
  • Evaluation Kit Available


  • Baseband and IF Digitization
  • CCD Imaging
  • Digital Set-Top Boxes
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Video Digitizing Applications

See parametric specs for High-Speed ADCs (> 5Msps) (49)

Part NumberInput ChannelsResolution
Sample Rate
AC Specs
Full Pwr. BW
Data Bus InterfacePackage/PinsBudgetary
max@ fINminminmintypSee Notes
MAX1444 1104020909.55959.5-µP/10
$10.31 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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Product Reliability Reports: MAX1444.pdf 
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