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AD9954 CMOS logic outputs drive strength and signal integrity

Question asked by cwz on Nov 20, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2015 by KennyG



According to the datasheet of AD9954, there is a (1mA load) specified for the CMOS logic outputs (page 6). I am assuming that 1mA is the CMOS driver's drive strength.


I want to interface these signals (i.e the SYNC CLK signal) to another device on another board (i.e FPGA) via a PCB trace and cable, I would like to employ a termination scheme such that signal integrity is preserved for the AD9954 output signals.


However, if the drive strength of the AD9954 CMOS drivers are only 1mA, I cannot use a 50 Ohm termination to ground, as the current sourced from the driver will exceed 1mA at that point.


Can someone advice on how I should interface these signals (SYNC CLK is the important one) to another device.

i.e: what kind of termination schemes should I employ?

i.e: or anything else I can do to preserve SYNC CLK signal integrity?


Thanks in advance.