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AD7944:  14-Bit, 2.5 MSPS, PulSAR 15.5 mW ADC in LFCSP

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The AD7944 is a 14-bit, 2.5 MSPS successive approximation analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC). It contains a low power, high speed, 14-bit sampling ADC, an internal conversion clock, an internal reference (and buffer), error correction circuits, and a versatile serial interface port. On the rising edge of CNV, the AD7944 samples an analog input, IN+, between 0 V and VREF with respect to a ground sense, IN−. The AD7944 features a very high sampling rate turbo mode (TURBO high) and a reduced power normal mode (TURBO low) for low power applications where the power is scaled with the throughput. In normal mode (TURBO low), the SPI-compatible serial inter- face also features the ability, using the SDI input, to daisy-chain several ADCs on a single 3-wire bus and provide an optional busy indicator. The serial interface is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, and 2.7 V supplies using the separate VIO supply.

The AD7944 is available in a 20-lead LFCSP with operation specified from −40°C to +85°C.

  • Battery-powered equipment
  • Communications
  • ATE
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Medical instruments


  • 14-bit resolution with no missing codes
  • Throughput: 2.5 MSPS (TURBO high), 2.0 MSPS (TURBO low)
  • Low power dissipation
    15.5 mW at 2.5 MSPS, with external reference
    28 mW at 2.5 MSPS, with internal reference
  • INL: ±0.25 LSB typical, ±1.0 LSB maximum
  • SNR
    84 dB, with on-chip reference
    84.5 dB, with external reference
  • 4.096 V internal reference: typical drift of ±10 ppm/°C
  • Pseudo differential analog input voltage range
    0 V to VREF with VREF up to 5.0 V
    Allows use of any input range
  • No pipeline delay
  • Logic interface: 1.8 V/2.5 V/2.7 V
  • Serial interface: SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-/DSP-compatible
  • Ability to daisy-chain multiple ADCs with busy indicator
  • 20-lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP (QFN)

Functions Block Diagram for AD7944


Title Content Type File Type
AD7944: 14-Bit, 2.5 MSPS, PulSAR 15.5 mW ADC in LFCSP Data Sheet (Rev B, 07/2014) (pdf, 576 kB) Data Sheets PDF
MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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Product Recommendations & Reference Designs

Companion Products

Suggested Companion Products

Recommended Driver Amplifiers for the AD7944
  • For low noise, low power single-to-differential driver amplifier, we recommend the ADA4941-1.
  • For low noise, small size and low power, we recommend the ADA4841-1.
  • For a fully differential attenuating precision amplifier, we recommend the AD8475.
  • For 5V single supply and low noise, we recommend the AD8655.
Recommended External References for the AD7944
  • For precision, low noise, high accuracy, we recommend the ADR433 or ADR445 reference family.
  • For a reference buffer amplifier, we recommend the AD8031 or the AD8605.
Recommended Power Solutions

  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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