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12-Bit, 600Msps, High-Dynamic-Performance DAC with LVDS Inputs

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Key Features

Parametric specs for High-Speed DACs (≥ 1MHz)
Resolution (bits) 12
# Channels 1
fCLK (Msps) 600
SFDR (dBc) (@ fOUT) 83 @ 16MHz
DNL (±LSB) 0.15
INL (±LSB) 0.25
IOUT (mA) 20
PDISS (mW) 263
Interface Parallel, LVDS
VSUPPLY (V) 3.3
Package/Pins QFN/68
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
27.97
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Parameters

Parametric specs for High-Speed DACs (≥ 1MHz)
Resolution (bits) 12
# Channels 1
fCLK (Msps) 600
SFDR (dBc) (@ fOUT) 83 @ 16MHz
DNL (±LSB) 0.15
INL (±LSB) 0.25
IOUT (mA) 20
PDISS (mW) 263
Interface Parallel, LVDS
VSUPPLY (V) 3.3
Package/Pins QFN/68
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
27.97

Key Features

  • 600Msps Output Update Rate
  • Low-Noise Spectral Density: -157dBFS/Hz at fOUT = 36MHz
  • Excellent SFDR and IMD Performance
    • SFDR = 79dBc at fOUT = 30MHz (to Nyquist)
    • SFDR = 67dBc at fOUT = 130MHz (to Nyquist)
    • IMD = -95dBc at fOUT = 30MHz
    • IMD = -70dBc at fOUT = 130MHz
  • ACLR = 72dB at fOUT = 122.88MHz
  • 2mA to 20mA Full-Scale Output Current
  • LVDS-Compatible Digital Inputs
  • On-Chip 1.2V Bandgap Reference
  • Low 292mW Power Dissipation at 600Msps
  • Compact (10mm x 10mm) QFN-EP Package
  • Evaluation Kit Available (MAX5891EVKIT)

Applications/Uses

  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Base Stations: Single-Carrier UMTS, CDMA, GSM
  • Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS)
  • Communications: Fixed Broadband Wireless Access, Point-to-Point Microwave
  • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS)
  • Instrumentation

Description

The MAX5889 advanced 12-bit, 600Msps, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) meets the demanding performance requirements of signal synthesis applications found in wireless base stations and other communications applications. Operating from 3.3V and 1.8V supplies, the MAX5889 DAC supports update rates of 600Msps using high-speed LVDS inputs while consuming only 292mW of power and offers exceptional dynamic performance such as 79dBc spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) at fOUT = 30MHz.

The MAX5889 utilizes a current-steering architecture that supports a 2mA to 20mA full-scale output current range, and produces -2dBm to -22dBm full-scale output signal levels with a double-terminated 50Ω load. The MAX5889 features an integrated 1.2V bandgap reference and control amplifier to ensure high-accuracy and low-noise performance. A separate reference input (REFIO) allows for the use of an external reference source for optimum flexibility and improved gain accuracy.

The MAX5889 digital inputs accept LVDS voltage levels, and the flexible clock input can be driven differentially or single-ended, AC- or DC-coupled. The MAX5889 is available in a 68-pin QFN package with an exposed paddle (EP) and is specified for the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range.

Refer to the MAX5891 and MAX5890 data sheets for pin-compatible 16-bit and 14-bit versions of the MAX5889.

See a parametric table of the complete family of pin-compatible, 12-/14-/16-bit high-speed DACs.

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