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AD7170:  12-Bit Low Power Σ−Δ ADC

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The AD7170 is a very low power 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It contains a precision 12-bit sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) ADC and an on-chip oscillator. Consuming only 135 μA, the AD7170 is particularly suitable for portable or battery operated products where very low power is a requirement. The AD7170 also has a power-down mode in which the device consumes 5 μA, thus increasing the battery life of the product.

For ease-of-use, all the features of the AD7170 are controlled by dedicated pins. Each time a data read occurs, eight status bits are appended to the 12-bit conversion. These status bits contain a pattern sequence that can be used to confirm the validity of the serial transfer. The output data rate of the AD7170 is 125 Hz, whereas the settling time is 24 ms. The AD7170 has one differential input and a gain of 1. This is useful in applications where the user needs to use an external amplifier to implement system-specific filtering or gain requirements.

The AD7170 operates with a power supply from 2.7 V to 5.25 V. It is available in a 10-lead LFCSP package.

The AD7171 is a 16-bit version of the AD7170. It has the same feature set as the AD7170 and is pin-for-pin compatible.


  • 2-wire serial (read-only device)
  • SPI compatible
  • Schmitt trigger on SCLK


  • Pressure measurement
  • Industrial process control
  • Portable instrumentation

    • Output data rate: 125 Hz
    • Pin-programmable power-down and reset
    • Status function
    • Internal clock oscillator
    • Current: 135 μA
    • Power supply: 2.7 V to 5.25 V
    • –40°C to +105°C temperature range
    • Package: 10-lead 3 mm x 3 mm LFCSP

    Functional Block Diagram for AD7170

    Functional Block Diagram for AD7170
    Functional Block Diagram for AD7170


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    AD7170: 12-Bit Low Power Sigma-Delta ADC Data Sheet (Rev A, 09/2011) (pdf, 264 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    CN-0240: Bidirectional Isolated High-Side Current Sense with 270 V Common-Mode Rejection  (pdf, 336 kB) Circuit Note PDF
    UG-080: Evaluation Board for the AD7170 12-Bit, Low Power Sigma-Delta ADC  (pdf, 554 kB) User Guides PDF
    MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
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    Recommended Driver Amplifier for the AD7170

    • For low noise, low distortion, differential amplifier, we recommend the ADA4941-1.
    • For a precision, general purpose, rail-to-rail, single-ended input, we recommend the AD8628 or the AD8631.
    Recommended Voltage References for the AD7170
    • For low noise, low power, 2.5V reference, we recommend the ADR381 or the ADR391.
    • Foe low noise, low power, 5.0V reference, we recommend the ADR395.
    Recommended Digital Isolators for the AD7170
    • For low cost, standard digital isolators, we recommend the ADuM1201 or the ADuM1301.
    Recommended Power Solutions
    • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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