Improve Your Oscilloscopes
Hittite Microwave Corporation (Chelmsford, MA) has introduced three new ADCs that are ideal for Digital Storage Oscilloscopes (DSOs). According to the company, the combination of low power and 1 GSPS sample rate is a first. The HMCAD1520, HMCAD1511, and HMCAD1510 feature integrated crosspoint switches that allows switching between quad-, dual-, and single-channel modes, while the HMCAD1511 features 8-bit resolution at a 1 GSPS sample rate. By interleaving two or four HMCAD1511 ADCs, overall sample rates of 2 or 4 GSPS can be achieved, respectively. All three can be evaluated with the Hittite EasySuite evaluation kits, which come pre-loaded with EasyStack firmware.
Check out www.hittite.com to learn more.