The AD7688 is a 16-bit, 500 kSPS, charge redistribution successive-approximation Analog-to-Digital Converter which operates from a single 5V power supply, VDD. It contains a very low power high-speed 16-bit sampling ADC with no missing codes, an internal conversion clock and a versatile serial interface port. The part also contains a low noise, wide bandwidth, very short aperture delay track/hold circuit. On the CNV rising edge, it samples the voltage difference between IN+ and IN- pins. The voltages on these pins usually swing in opposite phase between 0 V to REF. The reference voltage REF is applied externally and can be set up to the supply voltage.
Its power scales linearly with throughput.
The SPI compatible serial interface also features the ability, using the SDI input, to “Daisy chain” several ADCs on a single 3 wire bus and provides an optional Busy indicator. It is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3 V or 5 V logic using the separate supply VIO.
The AD7688 is housed in a 10-lead µSOIC or 10-lead QFN (Chip Scale package) with operation
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AN-931: Understanding PulSAR ADC Support Circuitry
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This application note discusses in general the pitfalls that occur regularly when using SAR ADCs and, more importantly, how to easily prevent them.
|AN-932: Power Supply Sequencing (pdf, 95 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-877: Interfacing to High Speed ADCs via SPI (pdf, 1594 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-935: Designing an ADC Transformer-Coupled Front End (pdf, 363 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-742: Frequency Domain Response of Switched-Capacitor ADCs (pdf, 401 kB)||Application Notes|
|The Data Conversion Handbook||Design Handbooks||HTML|
|MT-031: Grounding Data Converters and Solving the Mystery of (pdf, 144 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-002: What the Nyquist Criterion Means to Your Sampled Data System Design (pdf, 152 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-001: Taking the Mystery out of the Infamous Formula, "SNR=6.02N + 1.76dB," and Why You Should Care (pdf, 94 kB)||Tutorials|
|UG-340: Evaluation Board for the 10-Lead Family 14-/16-/18-Bit PulSAR ADCs (pdf, 4636 kB)||User Guides|
High Speed Op Amp Drives a 16-Bit, 1-MSPS Differential-Input A/D Converter
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|MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC (pdf, 327 kB)||Technical Articles|
|MS-2022: Seven Steps to Successful Analog-to-Digital Signal Conversion (Noise Calculation for Proper Signal Conditioning) (pdf, 277 kB)||Technical Articles|
|MS-2124: Understanding AC Behaviors of High Speed ADCs (pdf, 276 kB)||Technical Articles|
Nine Often Overlooked ADC Specifications
(pdf, 445 kB)
Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) have many specifications; some are more important for a given application than others. Understanding these specifications and controlling external devices affecting the ADC will lead to better performance.
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SAR ADC & Driver Quick-Match Guide
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Find drivers for ADI's most popular single-ended and differential SAR ADCs based on your specific application conditions.
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|When high performance and low power make the design, ADI converters make the difference.||Overview||HTML|
8- to 18-Bit SAR ADCs ... From the Leader in High Performance Analog
(pdf, 1885 kB)
8- to 18-Bit SAR ADCs with Sample Rates up to 3 MSPS -- The latest additions to ADI’s ADC portfolio offer unrivaled functionality in terms of channel count and power supply voltage, optimal power/speed ratios, and the smallest packages to meet the demands of any data acquisition application, including portable, industrial, medical, wireless, and communications.
High Speed, High Accuracy 14-Bit, 16-Bit, and 18-Bit PulSAR ADCs
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A PulSAR Family Brochure (6/2006)
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