Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS)

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) category on DigiKey.com

Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) is used to produce analog waveforms of different frequencies from a digital signal. It is used for frequency control in wireless systems that must sweep across a wide range. The master frequencies clocks are 5MHz, 16MHz, 16.776MHz, 25MHz, 50MHz, 75MHz, 125MHz, 180MHz, 200MHz, 250MHz, 300MHz, 400MHz, 500MHz, 1GHz, 2.5GHz, and 3GHz with a resolution of 10 b, 12 b, or 14 b.


SelectionCharacteristics

Resolution (Bits): The length of the digital word used by a device to represent a continuously variable physical quantity.

Master fclk: The maximum usable clock input frequency, as defined by the manufacturer.

Tuning Word Width (Bits): The width of the data word that controls output frequency.

Voltage - Supply: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits which one can expect standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Mounting Type: Indicates how the device is attached.

Package / Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the supplier device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.

Supplier Device Package: This is what the manufacturer calls the package of this device. They are manufacturer specific. It is typically best to use the actual dimensions from the datasheets rather than use this terminology when designing your circuit.

ProductExamples

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MFR PART # AD9833BRMZ-REEL7
DIGI-KEY PART # 505-AD9833BRMZ-REEL7TR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Analog Devices Inc.
DESCRIPTION IC DDS 25MHZ 10BIT 10MSOP
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # AD9957BSVZ-REEL
DIGI-KEY PART # AD9957BSVZ-REELTR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Analog Devices Inc.
DESCRIPTION IC DDS 1GHZ 14BIT 100TQFP
DATASHEET Click Here

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MFR PART # AD9913BCPZ
DIGI-KEY PART # 505-AD9913BCPZ-ND
MANUFACTURER Analog Devices Inc.
DESCRIPTION IC DDS 250MHZ 10BIT 32LFCSP
DATASHEET Click Here

MediaLinks

Product Training Modules
Direct Digital Synthesis Tutorial Series (2 of 7): The Accumulator
Direct Digital Synthesizer Tutorial Series (7 of 7): DDS in Action
Five Things to Know About DACs Part 5: Dynamic Performance

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