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AD7266:  Differential/Single-Ended Input, Dual, Simultaneous Sampling, 2 MSPS, 12-Bit, 3-Channel SAR A/D Converter

Product Details

The AD7266 is a dual, 12-bit, high speed, low power, successive approximation ADC that operates from a single 2.7 V to 5.25 V power supply and features throughput rates up to 2 MSPS. The device contains two ADCs, each preceded by a 3-channel multiplexer, and a low noise, wide bandwidth track-and-hold amplifier that can handle input frequencies in excess of 30 MHz.

The conversion process and data acquisition use standard control inputs allowing easy interfacing to microprocessors or DSPs. The input signal is sampled on the falling edge of CS; conversion is also initiated at this point. The conversion time is determined by the SCLK frequency. There are no pipelined delays associated with the part.

The AD7266 uses advanced design techniques to achieve very low power dissipation at high throughput rates. With 5 V supplies and a 2 MSPS throughput rate, the part consumes 6.2 mA maximum. The part also offers flexible power/throughput rate management when operating in normal mode as the quiescent current consumption is so low.

The analog input range for the part can be selected to be a 0 V to VREF (or 2 × VREF) range, with either straight binary or twos complement output coding. The AD7266 has an on-chip 2.5 V reference that can be overdriven when an external reference is preferred. This external reference range is 100 mV to VDD.

Product Highlights

  1. Two Complete ADC Functions Allow Simultaneous Sampling and Conversion of Two Channels. Each ADC has three fully/pseudo differential pairs, or six single-ended channels, as programmed. The conversion result of both channels is simultaneously available on separate data lines, or in succession on one data line if only one serial port is available.
  2. High Throughput with Low Power Consumption. The AD7266 offers a 1.5 MSPS throughput rate with 11.4 mW maximum power dissipation when operating at 3 V.
  3. The AD7266 offers both a standard 0 V to VREF input range and a 2 × V input range.
  4. No Pipeline Delay. The part features two standard successive approximation ADCs with accurate control of the sampling instant via a CS input and once off conversion control.


  • Chinese data sheet available
  • Dual 12-bit, 3-channel ADC
  • Throughput rate: 2 MSPS
  • Specified for VDD of 2.7 V to 5.25 V
  • Power consumption
    9 mW at 1.5 MSPS with 3 V supplies
    27 mW at 2 MSPS with 5 V supplies
  • Pin-configurable analog inputs
    12-channel single-ended inputs
    6-channel fully differential inputs
    6-channel pseudo differential inputs
  • 70 dB SNR at 50 kHz input frequency
  • Accurate on-chip reference: 2.5 V ±0.2% maximum @ 25°C, 20 ppm/°C maximum
  • Dual conversion with read 437.5 ns, 32 MHz SCLK
  • High speed serial interface SPI®-/QSPI™-/MICROWIRE™-/DSP-compatible
  • −40°C to +125°C operation
  • Shutdown mode: 1 μA maximum
  • 32-lead LFCSP and 32-lead TQFP

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Title Content Type File Type
AD7266: Differential/Single-Ended Input, Dual 2 MSPS, 12-Bit, 3-Channel SAR ADC Data Sheet  (Rev B, 05/2011) (pdf, 682 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-1141: Powering a Dual Supply Precision ADC with Switching Regulators  (pdf, 640 kB) Application Notes PDF
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MS-2124: Understanding AC Behaviors of High Speed ADCs  (pdf, 276 kB) Technical Articles PDF
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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Recommended Driver Amplifiers for the AD7266 Recommended External Voltage References - 2.5V for the AD7266
  • For applications requiring the lowest noise performance and output trim adjust, we recommend the ADR441.
  • For high accuracy, low noise, low temperature drift, we recommend the ADR431 or the ADR4525.
  • For a reference buffer amplifier, we recommend the OP177 or the ADA4077-2.

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AD7266BCPZ Status: Production 32 ld LFCSP (5x5mm CP-32-2) 32 Ind Tray, 490 $5.18 $4.31 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD7266BCPZ-REEL Status: Last Time Buy 32 ld LFCSP (5x5mm CP-32-2) 32 Ind Reel, 5000 - $4.31 Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
AD7266BCPZ-REEL7 Status: Production 32 ld LFCSP (5x5mm CP-32-2) 32 Ind Reel, 1500 - $4.31 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD7266BSUZ Status: Production 32 ld TQFP (7x7x1.0mm) 32 Ind Tray, 250 $5.30 $4.40 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD7266BSUZ-REEL Status: Production 32 ld TQFP (7x7x1.0mm) 32 Ind Reel, 2000 - $4.40 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD7266BSUZ-REEL7 Status: Production 32 ld TQFP (7x7x1.0mm) 32 Ind Reel, 500 - $4.40 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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