Monday, March 18, 2013

Tektronix announces world's fastest 10-bit commercial DAC

USA: Tektronix Component Solutions announced the availability of the world's fastest, most accurate 10-bit commercial digital-to-analog converter (DAC)..

This 25 GS/s application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) enables the market-leading performance of the new Tektronix AWG70000 arbitrary waveform generator (see separate release here) and is now available for use in next-generation embedded systems in such areas as defense, commercial aerospace, medical and coherent optical communications.

The TDAC-25 DAC leads the industry with its combined digital-to-analog sample rate performance of 25 GS/s, resolution of 10-bits and dynamic ranges of up to -80 dBc narrowband and -60 dBc wideband.

With its performance, the TDAC-25 enables a higher level of integration, thus helping to lower the cost, size, and power requirements of next-generation systems. In RF-based applications, it supports direct-generation of wideband signals, reducing complexity through the elimination of DAC arrays and frequency conversion blocks.

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