8-Channel, 24-Bit Simultaneous Sampling ADC

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The AD7770 is an 8-channel, simultaneous sampling ADC. Eight full sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) ADCs are on chip. The AD7770 provides a low input current to allow direct sensor connection. Each input channel has a programmable gain stage allowing gains of 1, 2, 4, and 8 to map lower amplitude sensor outputs into the fullscale ADC input range, maximizing the dynamic range of the signal chain. The AD7770 accepts a VREF voltage from 1 V up to 3.6 V. The analog inputs accept unipolar (0 V to VREF) or true bipolar (±VREF/2) analog input signals with 3.3 V or ±1.65 V analog supply voltages, respectively for PGAGAIN = 1. The analog inputs can accept true differential, pseudo differential, or single-ended signals to match different sensor output configurations.

Each channel contains a PGA, an ADC modulator and a sinc3, low latency digital filter. An SRC is provided to allow fine resolution control over the AD7770 ODR. This control can be used in applications where the ODR resolution is required to maintain coherency with 0.01 Hz changes in the line frequency. The SRC is programmable through the serial port interface (SPI). The AD7770 implements two different interfaces: a data output interface and SPI control interface. The ADC data output interface is dedicated to transmitting the ADC conversion results from the AD7770 to the processor. The SPI writes to and reads from the AD7770 configuration registers and for the control and reading of data from the SAR ADC. The SPI can also be configured to output the Σ-Δ conversion data.

The AD7770 includes a 12-bit SAR ADC. This ADC can be used for AD7770 diagnostics without having to decommission one of the Σ-Δ ADC channels dedicated to system measurement functions. With the use of an external multiplexer, which can be controlled through the three general-purpose inputs/output pins (GPIOs), and signal conditioning, the SAR ADC can validate the Σ-Δ ADC measurements in applications where functional safety is required. In addition, the AD7770 SAR ADC includes an internal multiplexer to sense internal nodes.

The AD7770 contains a 2.5 V reference and reference buffer. The reference has a typical temperature coefficient of 10 ppm/°C. The AD7770 offers two modes of operation: high resolution mode and low power mode. High resolution mode provides a higher dynamic range while consuming 10.75 mW per channel; low power mode consumes just 3.37 mW per channel at a reduced dynamic range specification.

The specified operating temperature range is −40°C to +105°C, although the device is operational up to +125°C. Note that throughout this data sheet, certain terms are used to refer to either the multi-function pins or a range of pins. The multifunction pins, such as DCLK0/SDO, are referred to either by the entire pin name or by a single function of the pin, for example, DCLK0, when only that function is relevant. In the case of ranges of pins, AVSSx refers to the following pins: AVSS1A, AVSS1B, AVSS2A, AVSS2B, AVSS3, and AVSS4.


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The EVAL-AD7770FMCZ evaluation kit features the AD7770 24-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The board is designed to interface with the EVAL-SDP-CH1Z FPGA controller board. This board is used to supply power to the EVAL-AD7770FMCZ and also to connect via usb to a windows PC. The EVAL-AD7770FMCZ software fully configures the AD7770 device register functionality and provides DC and AC time domain analysis in the form of waveform graphs, histograms, and associated noise analysis for ADC performance evaluation.

The EVAL-AD7770FMCZ is an evaluation board that is designed to allow the user to evaluate the features of the ADC. The user PC software executable controls the AD7770 over the USB through the system demonstration platform board (EVAL-SDP-CH1Z).

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