Analog Devices Inc. AD9963 12-Bit MxFE® Converters

Analog Devices Inc. AD9963 12-Bit MxFE® Converters provide two ADC channels with sample rates of 100MSPS and two DAC channels with sample rates to 170MSPS. These ADI converters are optimized for transmit and receive signal paths of communication systems requiring low power and low cost. The digital interfaces provide flexible clocking options. The transmit is configurable for 1×, 2×, 4×, and 8× interpolation. The receive path has a bypassable 2× decimating low-pass filter.

AD9963 has five auxiliary analog channels. Three are inputs to a 12-bit ADC. Two of these inputs can be configured as outputs by enabling 10-bit DACs. The other two channels are dedicated outputs from two independent 12-bit DACs.


  • Dual 12-bit, 100MSPS ADC
    • SNR = 67dB, fIN = 30.1MHz
  • Dual 12-bit, 170MSPS DAC
    • ACLR = 74dBc
  • 5 channels of analog auxiliary input/output
  • Low power, <425mW at maximum sample rates
  • Supports full and half-duplex data interfaces


  • Wireless infrastructure
    • Picocell
    • Femtocell basestations
  • Medical instrumentation
    • Ultrasound AFE
  • Portable instrumentation
    • Signal generators
    • signal analyzers

Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Analog Devices Inc. AD9963 12-Bit MxFE® Converters

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Publicado: 2013-11-05 | Actualizado: 2022-03-11