Features and Benefits

  • Fourth Order Σ-Δ Modulator
  • Low Input Noise: 80 nV rms @ 4 ms with Gain of 34,128
  • Low Distortion: –111 dB Max, –120 dB Typical
  • Sampling Rate at 256 kSPS
  • Very High Jitter Tolerance
  • No External Antialias Filter Required
  • See datasheet for additional features

Product Details

The AD1555 is a complete sigma-delta modulator, combined with a programmable gain amplifier, intended for low frequency, high dynamic range measurement applications. The AD1555 outputs a ones-density bit stream proportional to the analog input. When used in conjunction with the AD1556 digital filter/decimator, the industry's highest performance ADC at a bandwidth of 1+ kHz is realized.

The continuous-time analog modulator input architecture avoids the need for an external anti-alias filter. The programmable gain front end simplifies system design, extends the dynamic range, and reduces system board area. Low operating power and standby modes makes the AD1555 ideal for remote battery-powered data acquisition systems.

The AD1555 is fabricated on Analog Devices’ BiCMOS process that has high performance bipolar devices along with CMOS transistors. The AD1555 and AD1556 are packaged, respectively, in 28-lead PLCC and 44-lead MQFP packages and are specified from –55°C to +85°C (AD1556 and AD1555 B Grade) and from 0°C to 85°C (AD1555 A Grade).


  • Seismic Data Acquisition Systems
  • Chromatography
  • Automatic Test Equipment

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