Efficient, LDO-Less, Power-Supply Network Reference Design for RF-Sampling ADC


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This reference design demonstrates a simplified and efficient network to power an ADC32RFxx. All three power domains of the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) are supplied using a switching regulator to enable the use of a power-supply network without a low-dropout (LDO) linear regulator. This configuration improves the overall power efficiency and reduces part count without any degradation to the ADC specifications.

  • Power efficiency increased by more than 10%
  • Power savings of approximately 900 mW
  • Smaller DC/DC solution size and fewer components than LDO-based design
  • Maintains ADC performance metrics
  • Supports single 5-V input
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Reference design overview and verified performance test data


Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

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Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

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Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

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* Design guide Efficient, LDO-Less, Power Supply Network Reference Design for RF-Sampling ADC Nov. 22, 2016

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