The LTC2274, a 16-bit, 105Msps ADC that provides excellent AC performance with an appropriate IF signal chain, is described.
Modern communication systems require an ADC to receive an analog signal and then convert it into a digital signal that can be processed with an FPGA. The job of a mixed signal engineer is to optimize the signal at the input of the ADC to maximize overall system performance. This usually requires a signal chain comprised of multiple gain and filtering sections. An ADC is only as good as the signal it is measuring.
For instance, ...