APPLICATION NOTE 7179

Dissecting the Truth of RF DAC Resolution; Is it 14-bits or 16?


Abstract:

This application note uses common data conversion theorems to analyze the impacts of resolution and sample rate in a band-limited signal generation application. The conclusion is that the SNR performance improvement, due to the 16-bit LVDS interface bus, provides improved signal-to-noise (SNR) over a 14-bit Interface bus.