The AD7476A/AD7477A/AD7478A are 12-bit, 10-bit, and 8-bit high speed, low power, successive-approximation analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), respectively. The parts operate from a single 2.35 V to 5.25 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to 1 MSPS. The parts contain a low noise, wide bandwidth track-and-hold amplifier that can handle input frequencies in excess of 13 MHz. The conversion process and data acquisition are controlled using CS and the serial clock, allowing the devices to interface with microprocessors or DSPs. The input signal is sampled on the falling edge of CS, and the conversion is also initiated at this point. There are no pipeline delays associated with the parts. The AD7476A/AD7477A/ AD7478A use advanced design techniques to achieve low power dissipation at high throughput rates. The reference for the part is taken internally from VDD to allow the widest dynamic input range to the ADC. Thus, the analog input range for the part is 0 V to VDD. The conversion rate is determined by the SCLK.
The SC70 package is the latest breakthrough for small-size ADCs with resolutions up to 12 bits.
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|AD7476A/AD7477A/AD7478A: 2.35 V to 5.25 V, 1 MSPS,12-/10-/8-Bit ADCs in 6-Lead SC70 Data Sheet (Rev F, 01/2011) (pdf, 625 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-1141: Powering a Dual Supply Precision ADC with Switching Regulators (pdf, 640 kB)||Application Notes|
AN-931: Understanding PulSAR ADC Support Circuitry
(pdf, 299 kB)
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|
|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.
How to Save Power in Battery Applications Using the Power-Down Mode in an ADC
by Mercedes Casamayor and Claire Croke, Analog Devices, Inc. (Analog Dialogue, Vol. 37, 9/2003)
ICs for Programmable Logic Control and Distributed Control Systems
(pdf, 976 kB)
Analog Devices leadership in industrial IC technology, with the development of the iCMOS™ and iPolar™ processes, has uniquely defined high voltage and low voltage integration to deliver smaller, higher performance, and more cost effective ICs for industrial systems.
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.
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|AD7476A Pmod Xilinx FPGA Reference Design||FPGA HDL||HTML|
|AD74xx - No-OS Driver for Renesas Microcontroller Platforms||Device Drivers||HTML|
|AD74xx - No-OS Driver for Microchip Microcontroller Platforms||Device Drivers||HTML|
|AD7476A IIO Single Channel Serial ADC Linux Driver (Wiki Site)||Device Drivers||HTML|
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