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what does 3dB bandwidth means for ADC input

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hello every one,


I am using AD62P49 ADC. In the ADC data sheet I come accross the following statement and I cannot actually understand what it exactly mean here by 3 dB bandwidth and then what does it mean by HIGH 3-dB bandwidth.



The input sampling circuit has a high 3-dB bandwidth that extends up to 700 MHz (measured from the input pins to the sampled voltage).
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The term "HIGH 3-dB bandwidth" isn't used in the datasheet as far as I'm aware of. I assume, you're confused that ADC behaviour for frequencies above the Nyquist rate is specified?

It's particularly interesting in undersampling applications, for a brief overview see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undersampling
 

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I believe it's referring to the -3dB high frequency response point for the input circuitry prior to the sampling circuitry.
 

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It's not only the bandwidth of the input circuitry prior to the sampling circuitry, it's essentially determined by the aperture time, the width of the sampling window.
 

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Hi FvM:

Does it mean the bandwidth of the sampled circuit ?

If I have any mistake, please correct me.
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I am using AD62P49 ADC. In the ADC data sheet I come accross the following statement and I cannot actually understand what it exactly mean here by 3 dB bandwidth and then what does it mean by HIGH 3-dB bandwidth.
I think it is a drafting error or misuse of the term; the correct term should be "WIDE bandwidth".
"High bandwidth" and "low bandwidth" appear several times in the data sheet where "wide" and "narrow" would fit better.
Regards

Z
 

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