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AD7745:  24-bit, 1 Channel Capacitance to Digital Converter

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The AD7745/AD7746 are a high resolution, Σ-Δ capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC). The capacitance to be measured is connected directly to the device inputs. The architecture features inherent high resolution (24-bit no missing codes, up to 21-bit effective resolution), high linearity (±0.01%), and high accuracy (±4 fF factory calibrated). The AD7745/AD7746 capacitance input range is ±4 pF (changing), while it can accept up to 17 pF common-mode capacitance (not changing), which can be balanced by a programmable on-chip, digital-to-capacitance converter (CAPDAC).

The AD7745 has one capacitance input channel, while the AD7746 has two channels. Each channel can be configured as single-ended or differential. The AD7745/AD7746 are designed for floating capacitive sensors. For capacitive sensors with one plate connected to ground, the AD7747 is recommended.

The parts have an on-chip temperature sensor with a resolution of 0.1°C and accuracy of ±2°C. The on-chip voltage reference and the on-chip clock generator eliminate the need for any external components in capacitive sensor applications. The parts have a standard voltage input, which together with the differential reference input allows easy interface to an external temperature sensor, such as an RTD, thermistor, or diode.

The AD7745/AD7746 have a 2-wire, I2C-compatible serial interface. Both parts can operate with a single power supply from 2.7 V to 5.25 V. They are specified over the automotive temperature range of –40°C to +125°C and are housed in a 16-lead TSSOP package.


Automotive, Industrial and Medical Systems for:

  • Pressure Measurement
  • Position Sensors
  • Level Sensors
  • Flowmeters
  • Humidity Sensors
  • Impurity Detection


Capacitance-to-digital converter

  • New standard in single chip solutions
  • Interfaces to single or differential floating sensors
  • Resolution down to 4 aF (that is, up to 21 ENOB)
  • Accuracy: 4 fF
  • Linearity: 0.01%
  • Common-mode (not changing) capacitance up to 17 pF
  • Full-scale (changing) capacitance range: ±4 pF
  • Tolerant of parasitic capacitance to ground up to 60 pF
  • Update rate: 10 Hz to 90 Hz
  • Simultaneous 50 Hz and 60 Hz rejection at 16 Hz >
  • Temperature sensor on-chip
    ▪ Resolution: 0.1°C, accuracy: ±2°C
  • Voltage input channel
  • Internal clock oscillator
  • 2-wire serial interface (I2C®-compatible)
  • Power
    ▪ 2.7 V to 5.25 V single-supply operation
    ▪ 0.7 mA current consumption
  • Operating temperature: –40°C to +125°C
  • 16-lead TSSOP package

Functional Block Diagram for AD7745

Order the AD7746 Evaluation Board (EVAL-AD7746EBZ) which can also be used for the AD7745.


Title Content Type File Type
AD7745/AD7746: 24-Bit Capacitance to Digital Converter with Temperature Sensor Data Sheet (Rev 0, 05/2005) (pdf, 773 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-1301: Using CDCs to Control Motion for Sample Aspiration  (pdf, 169 kB) Application Notes PDF
CN0346: Relative Humidity Measurement System  (pdf, 484 kB) Circuit Note PDF
CN-0129: Extending the Capacitive Input Range of the AD7745/AD7746 Capacitance-to-Digital Converter  (pdf, 134 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
Boost Precision and Accuracy with Single Chip Capacitance- and Impedance-to-Digital Converters
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 41, August, 2007)
Analog Dialogue HTML
Capacitance Sensors for Human Interfaces to Electronic Equipment
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 40, October, 2006)
Analog Dialogue HTML
MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Capacitance Sensors for Human Interfaces to Electronic Equipment
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 40, October, 2006)
Technical Articles HTML
Delta-Sigma Rocks RF, As ADC Designers Jump On Jitter
(Electronic Design, 1/12/06)
Technical Articles HTML
ADI Rolls Out Single-chip Converters for Precise Capacitance and Impedance Measurements
(Automotive Design Line, 3/4/2005)
Product Reviews HTML
Capacitance And Impedance Converters—A High-Precision “First”
(Electronic Design Europe, 4/2005)
Product Reviews HTML
ADI Rolls Out Single-Chip Converters for Precise Capacitance and Impedance Measurements
(eeProductCenter, 3/2005)
Product Reviews HTML
Motion Sensing Devices Make Integrated Systems Easy
(Electropages, 11/24/2006)
Product Reviews HTML
analogZONE Reviews the AD7745 ,,,  (htm)
What a terribly interesting product; is it still OK to say it's cool? This so greatly simplifies the small, normal nightmare of using capacitance sensors that designers will weep in delight! (analogZone, 3/14/2005)
Product Reviews HTM
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
What are Capacitive Sensors and how are they used? FAQs/RAQs HTML
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
AD7746 - Microcontroller No-OS Driver Device Drivers HTML
AD7746 IIO Capacitance to Digital Converter Linux Driver Device Drivers HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

AD7745 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD7745ARUZ Status: Production 16 ld TSSOP 16 Ind Tube, 96 $5.46 $4.66 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD7745ARUZ-REEL Status: Production 16 ld TSSOP 16 Ind Reel, 2500 - $4.66 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD7745ARUZ-REEL7 Status: Production 16 ld TSSOP 16 Ind Reel, 1000 - $4.66 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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