First customisable and process agnostic 12-bit ADC IP
Agile Analog has expanded its range of data conversion IP with the first customisable, process agnostic, 12-bit ADC.
Barry Paterson, CEO at Agile Analog, said, “We are pleased to introduce the latest product in our data conversion range, building on the success of our 8-bit and 10-bit ADCs. There is a growing demand for 12-bit ADCs as these provide the higher resolutions that next-generation products require. This development opens up more application areas and is a key part of us expanding our IP product portfolio to meet the changing needs of our customers across the globe.”
The agileADC is a traditional Charge-Redistribution SAR ADC that delivers 12-bit resolution at sample rates up to 64MSPS and an SNR of 70dB. It comprises a built-in reference generator and an optional multiplexor supporting 16 input channels. Each input channel may be configured to be buffered or unbuffered and to support differential or single-ended inputs. There is a selection of digital output formats, including interface options for APB and TileLink.
The solution can be customised to satisfy the customer’s specific project needs for Power, Performance, and Area. The sample rate and the number of inputs and bits can be altered.
“The customisation opportunities are very popular with customers,” added Chris Morrison, Agile Analog’s director of Product Marketing. “Our highly configurable analog IP gives customers the IP they want rather than needing to choose from the limited selection of off-the-shelf IP available from our competitors. In particular, the ability to adapt the power, performance, and area of the ADC allows our customers to have the optimal ADC for their design requirements.”
Barry concluded: “Our novel technology allows analog IP to be automatically generated, so it is more verifiable, robust, and reliable. We are also the only analog IP company that can quickly re-target our IP to different process options, which is a major benefit for chip designers.”
ADCs have become ever more popular and are employed across many applications, including industrial automation, sensors, controls, and communications systems.