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AD7939:  8-Channel, 1.5 MSPS, 10-Bit Parallel ADCs with a Sequencer

Product Details

The AD7938/AD7939 are 12-bit and 10-bit, high speed, low power, successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The parts operate from a single 2.7 V to 5.25 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to 1.5 MSPS. The parts contain a low noise, wide bandwidth, differential track-and-hold amplifier that can handle input frequencies up to 50 MHz.

The AD7938/AD7939 feature eight analog input channels with a channel sequencer that allows a preprogrammed selection of channels to be converted sequentially. These parts can operatewith either single-ended, fully differential, or pseudodifferential analog inputs.

The conversion process and data acquisition are controlled using standard control inputs that allow easy interfacing with microprocessors and DSPs. The input signal is sampled on the falling edge of CONVST and the conversion is also initiated at this point.

The AD7938/AD7939 have an accurate on-chip 2.5 V reference that can be used as the reference source for the analog-to-digital conversion. Alternatively, this pin can be overdriven to provide an external reference.

These parts use advanced design techniques to achieve very low power dissipation at high throughput rates. They also feature flexible power management options. An on-chip control register allows the user to set up different operating conditions, including analog input range and configuration, output coding, power management, and channel sequencing.

Product Highlights

  • High throughput with low power consumption.
  • Eight analog inputs with a channel sequencer.
  • Accurate on-chip 2.5 V reference.
  • Single-ended, pseudo differential, or fully differential analog inputs that are software selectable.
  • Single-supply operation with VDRIVE function. The VDRIVE function allows the parallel interface to connect directly to 3 V or 5 V processor systems independent of VDD.
  • No pipeline delay.
  • Accurate control of the sampling instant via a CONVST input and once-off conversion control.


  • Throughput rate: 1.5 MSPS
  • Power consumption
    6 mW maximum at 1.5 MSPS with 3 V supplies
    13.5 mW maximum at 1.5 MSPS with 5 V supplies
  • Software-configurable analog inputs
    8-channel single-ended inputs
    4-channel fully differential inputs
    4-channel pseudo differential inputs
    7-channel pseudo differential inputs
  • Specified for VDD of 2.7 V to 5.25 V
  • 8 analog input channels with a sequencer
  • Accurate on-chip 2.5 V reference ±0.2% maximum @ 25°C, 25 ppm/°C maximum
  • 70 dB SINAD at 50 kHz input frequency
  • No pipeline delays High speed parallel interface—word/byte modes
  • Full shutdown mode: 2 μA maximum
  • 32-lead LFCSP and TQFP packages

Functional Block Diagram for AD7939

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Recommended Driver Amplifiers for the AD7939

  • For a single-ended input drive, we recommend the AD8021 or the dual AD8022.
Recommended External Voltage References for the AD7939
  • For a precision 2.5V/3.0V reference, we recommend the AD780.
  • For a precision 2.5V reference, we recommend the ADR421.
  • For a precision 2.048V reference, we recommend the ADR420.
Recommended Power Solutions
  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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AD7939 Model Options
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AD7939BCPZ-REEL7 Status: Production 32 ld LFCSP (5x5mm CP-32-2) 32 Ind Reel, 1500 - $3.80 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD7939BSUZ Status: Production 32 ld TQFP (7x7mm) 32 Ind Tray, 250 $4.46 $3.80 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD7939BSUZ-REEL7 Status: Production 32 ld TQFP (7x7mm) 32 Ind Reel, 500 - $3.80 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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