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AD7150:  Ultra-Low Power, 2-Channel, Capacitance Converter for Proximity Sensing

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The AD7150 delivers a complete signal processing solution for capacitive proximity sensors, featuring an ultra-low power converter with fast response time. The AD7151 is a single-channel, lower power alternative to the AD7150.

The AD7150 uses Analog Devices, Inc., capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) technology, which combines features important for interfacing to real sensors, such as high input sensitivity and high tolerance of both input parasitic ground capacitance and leakage current. The integrated adaptive threshold algorithm compensates for any variations in the sensor capacitance due to environmental factors like humidity and temperature or due to changes in the dielectric material over time.

By default, the AD7150 operates in standalone mode using the fixed power-up settings and indicates detection on two digital outputs. Alternatively, the AD7150 can be interfaced to a microcontroller via the serial interface, the internal registers can be programmed with user-defined settings, and the data and status can be read from the part.

The AD7150 operates with a 2.7 V to 3.6 V power supply. It is specified over the temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.


  • Proximity sensing
  • Contactless switching
  • Position detection
  • Level detection


  • Ultra-low power
    2.7 V to 3.6 V, 100 μA
  • Response time: 10 ms
  • Adaptive environmental compensation
  • 2 independent capacitance input channels
    Sensor capacitance (CSENS) 0 pF up to 13 pF
    Sensitivity to 1 fF
  • EMC tested
  • 2 modes of operation
    Standalone with fixed settings
    Interfaced to a microcontroller for user-defined settings
  • 2 proximity detection output flags
  • 2-wire serial interface (I2C compatible)
  • Operating temperature −40°C to +85°C
  • 10-lead MSOP package

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Title Content Type File Type
AD7150: Ultra Low Power, 2 Channel, Capacitance Converter for Proximity Sensing Preliminary Data Sheet (Rev 0, 11/2007) (pdf, 979 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-1048: AD7150 On-Chip Noise Filter  (pdf, 92 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-1011: EMC Protection of the AD7150  (pdf, 314 kB) Application Notes PDF
CN-0095: Using the AD7150 Capacitance-to-Digital Converter (CDC) for Proximity Sensing Applications  (pdf, 147 kB) Circuit Note PDF
Webcast: Design And Develop Innovative And Robust Touch Sensor Interfaces Using Capacitive-To-Digital Converters
This Webcast will focus on the design and development of CDC-based touch sensors and their application, cite CDC product examples such as the AD7142, and explore development tools provided by ADI.
Webcasts WEBCAST
UG-086: Evaluating the AD7150 Capacitance-to-Digital Converter  (pdf, 701 kB) User Guides PDF
MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Analog Devices Optimizes Sensing Technology for Automotive and Industrial Applications
(SOCcentral, 11/14/2006)
Product Reviews HTML
Motion Sensing Devices Make Integrated Systems Easy
(Electropages, 11/24/2006)
Product Reviews HTML
Signal Processing Perspectives: Automotive System Designs  (pdf, 3634 kB) Overview PDF
2008 Medical Solution Profile  (pdf, 126 kB)
High Performance ICs for Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring, and Instrumentation
Overview PDF
AD7150 Capacitance Converter for Proximity Sensing  (pdf, 1907 kB) Overview PDF
Leading Inside Advertorials: Providing an Edge in Capacitive Sensor Applications  (pdf, 85 kB) Overview PDF
Leading Inside Advertorials: Boost Precision and Accuracy with Single Chip Capacitance- and Impedance-to-Digital Converters  (pdf, 482 kB) Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
What are Capacitive Sensors and how are they used? FAQs/RAQs HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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AD7150 IIO Capacitance to Digital Converter Linux Driver Device Drivers HTML

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