The AD7986 is an 18-bit, 2 MSPS successive approximation, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It contains a low power, high speed, 18-bit sampling ADC, an internal conversion clock, an internal reference (and buffer), error correction circuits, and a versatile serial interface port. On rising edge of CNV, the AD7986 samples the voltage difference between the IN+ and IN− pins. The voltages on these pins usually swing in opposite phases between 0 V and REF. It 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 interface also features the ability, using the SDI input, to daisychain several ADCs on a single 3-wire bus and provide an optional busy indicator. It is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, and 3 V using the separate VIO supply.
The AD7986 is available in a 20-lead QFN (LFCSP) with operation specified from −40°C to +85°C.
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|AD7986: 18-Bit, 2 MSPS PulSAR 15 mW ADC in LFCSP (QFN) Data Sheet (Rev B, 03/2011) (pdf, 554 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|
|MT-074: Differential Drivers for Precision ADCs (pdf, 249 kB)||Tutorials|
|Front-End Amplifier and RC Filter Design for a Precision SAR Analog-to-Digital Converter||Technical Articles||HTML|
|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.
Voltage Reference Design for Precision Successive-Approximation ADCs
(Analog Dialogue, Volume 47 – June 2013)
SAR ADC & Driver Quick-Match Guide
(pdf, 251 kB)
Find drivers for ADI's most popular single-ended and differential SAR ADCs based on your specific application conditions.
|Product Selection Guide|
|Analog-to-Digital Converter and Drivers ICs Solutions Bulletin, Volume 10, Issue 2 (pdf, 1358 kB)||Solutions Bulletins|
|Test & Instrumentation Solutions Bulletin, Volume 10, Issue 3 (pdf, 1334 kB)||Solutions Bulletins|
|RAQs index||Rarely Asked Questions||HTML|
|Glossary of EE Terms||Glossary||HTML|
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