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AD9288 - Common Mode Input Range

Hello All,

I am working with the AD9288 ADC. I have a DC coupled application, and single ended inputs. I am considering doing a single ended only implementation or a single ended to differential conversion.

1) On page 14 of the datasheet, it says "The nominal input range is 1.024 V p-p centered at VD × 0.3." If I use a VD (analog supply voltage) of 3.0V, that would correspond to a 900mV common mode bias point (correct?) If the input range is 1.024V, that would tell me that my upper range is 0.9 + 0.512 = 1.412V and my lower range is 0.9 - 0.512 = 0.388V. Are these calculations correct?

VD*0.3 center voltage seems a bit odd to me. I am used to single supply systems with the virtual ground being around 1/2 Vsupply. Can the AD9288 be modified to accept a common mode voltage range of (1/2)*3V = 1.5V? Will this significantly degrade performance?

2) If I choose to retain a fully single ended signal, should I layout a similar arrangement as the AD9281's datasheet on page 10 figure 22 (0V - 1V input)?

Thank you for your suggestions,

Alex

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  • Alex,

    First, regarding using the internal VRef for assiting in the level shift - in this case the Vref internal to the part is not buffered, and is only designed to drive the Vref inputs for the ADC itself, (see fig 18). If the Vref was buffered, then carefull application of the Vref can generally be done, but alais, not in this case.

    The front end cirucuit you reference on the AD9281 datasheet is a circuit is dependant upon that ref being a buffered source, so it won't work.

    The ADA4930 would be a good solution to use as the driver.  You can generate the VCM reference from a resister divider off the supply instead of the reference.

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  • Alex,

    First, regarding using the internal VRef for assiting in the level shift - in this case the Vref internal to the part is not buffered, and is only designed to drive the Vref inputs for the ADC itself, (see fig 18). If the Vref was buffered, then carefull application of the Vref can generally be done, but alais, not in this case.

    The front end cirucuit you reference on the AD9281 datasheet is a circuit is dependant upon that ref being a buffered source, so it won't work.

    The ADA4930 would be a good solution to use as the driver.  You can generate the VCM reference from a resister divider off the supply instead of the reference.

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