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AD7889:  Low Voltage Controller for Touch Screens

Product Details

The AD7879/AD7889 are 12-bit successive approximation analog-to-digital converters (SAR ADCs) with a synchronous serial interface and low on-resistance switches for driving 4-wire resistive touch screens. The AD7879/AD7889 work with a very low power supply—a single 1.6 V to 3.6 V supply—and feature throughput rates of 105 kSPS. The devices include a shutdown mode that reduces current consumption to less than 6 μA.

To reduce the effects of noise from LCDs and other sources, the AD7879/AD7889 contain a preprocessing block. The prepro- cessing function consists of a median filter and an averaging filter. The combination of these two filters provides a more robust solution, discarding the spurious noise in the signal and keeping only the data of interest. The size of both filters is programmable. Other user-programmable conversion controls include variable acquisition time and first conversion delay; up to 16 averages can be taken per conversion. The AD7879/AD7889 can run in slave mode or standalone (master) mode, using an automatic conversion sequencer and timer.

The AD7879/AD7889 have a programmable pin that can operate as an auxiliary input to the ADC, as a battery monitor, or as a GPIO. In addition, a programmable interrupt output can operate in three modes: as a general-purpose interrupt to signal when new data is available (DAVINT), or as a pen-down interrupt when the screen is touched (PENIRQ). The AD7879/AD7889 offer temperature measurement and touch-pressure measurement.

The AD7879 is available in a 12-ball, 1.6 mm × 2 mm WLCSP and in a 16-lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP. The AD7889 is available in a backside-coated version of the WLCSP. Both parts support an SPI interface (AD7879/AD7889) or an I2C® interface (AD7879-1/AD7889-1).


  • Personal digital assistants
  • Smart handheld devices
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Point-of-sale terminals
  • Medical devices
  • Cell phones


  • Chinese data sheet available
  • 4-wire touch screen interface
  • 1.6 V to 3.6 V operation
  • Median and averaging filter to reduce noise
  • Automatic conversion sequencer and timer
  • User-programmable conversion parameters
  • Auxiliary analog input/battery monitor (0.5 V to 5 V)
  • 1 optional GPIO
  • Interrupt outputs (INT, PENIRQ)
  • Touch-pressure measurement
  • Wake-up on touch function
  • Shutdown mode: 6 μA maximum
  • 12-ball, 1.6 mm × 2 mm WLCSP
  • 16-lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP

Functional Block Diagram for AD7889


Title Content Type File Type
AD7879/AD7889: Low Voltage Controller for Touch Screens Data Sheet (Rev C, 11/2010) (pdf, 719 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

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
AD7879 Input Touch Screen Digitizer Linux Driver Device Drivers HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

AD7889 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD7889-1ACBZ-500R7 Status: Last Time Buy 12 Ball WLCSP (1.61x2.01) 12 Ind Reel, 500 - $1.69 Y  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
AD7889-1ACBZ-RL Status: Last Time Buy 12 Ball WLCSP (1.61x2.01) 12 Ind Reel, 10000 - $1.69 Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
AD7889-1ACBZ-RL7 Status: Last Time Buy 12 Ball WLCSP (1.61x2.01) 12 Ind Reel, 3000 - $1.69 Y  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
AD7889ACBZ-500R7 Status: Last Time Buy 12 Ball WLCSP (1.61x2.01) 12 Ind Reel, 500 - $1.69 Y  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
AD7889ACBZ-RL Status: Last Time Buy 12 Ball WLCSP (1.61x2.01) 12 Ind Reel, 10000 - $1.69 Y  Material Info PDN Purchase
Price Table Help

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