Am looking into future receiver architectures. Having an idea of approximate values in ~10 years time for parameters such as sampling rate and input BW (based on past trends) would be very useful. Please can you help?
As the insatiable demand for more bandwidth continues, so will the design of data converters to address these demands. However, there comes an inflection point between the technology we can leverage and market economics. These factors heavily influence our decision to build data converters.
In short, you can assume both sampling rate and BW to go up. As an example, you can track the developments on the high speed ADC front from ADI. We had announced the AD9208 - 14-bit 3GSPS Dual ADC - in spring of 2017, and this summer we have pre announced the AD9213 which is a 12-bit 10.25GSPS single channel ADC. Now i personally do not expect the sample rate to go triple from here, but if there is a huge market pull, it is not out of the question.
Who knows, in 10 years time, I may have to eat all of these words i just spewed out.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your reply Umesh. Very useful. That gives me a bit more of a feel for where the technology might be heading (though obviously it is difficult to predict)
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