Features and Benefits
- 14-bit resolution with no missing codes
- Throughput: 500 kSPS
- INL: ±0.4 LSB typical, ±1 LSB maximum (±0.0061% of FSR)
- SINAD: 85 dB at 20 kHz
- THD: −100 dB at 20 kHz
- Pseudo differential analog input range
- 0 V to REF with REF up to VDD
- No pipeline delay
- Single-supply 5 V operation with 1.8 V/2.5 V/3 V/5 V logic interface
- Proprietary serial interface
- Daisy-chain multiple ADCs and BUSY indicator
- Power dissipation
- 3.3 mW at 5 V/100 kSPS
- 3.3 μW at 5 V/100 SPS
- Standby current: 1 nA
- 10-lead MSOP (MSOP-8 size) and
- 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP (SOT-23 size)
- Pin-for-pin compatible with the 16-bit AD7686
The AD7946 is a 14-bit, 500 kSPS, charge redistribution successive-approximation Analog-to-Digital Converter which operates from a single 5V power supply, VDD. It contains a very low power high-speed 16-bit sampling ADC with no missing codes, an internal conversion clock and a versatile serial interface port. The part also contains a low noise, wide bandwidth, very short aperture delay track/hold circuit. On the CNV rising edge, it samples an analog input IN+ between 0 V to REF with respect to a ground sense IN-. The reference voltage REF is applied externally and can be set up to the supply voltage.
Its power scales linearly with throughput.
The SPI compatible serial interface also features the ability, using the SDI input, to daisy chain several ADCs on a single 3 wire bus and provides an optional Busy indicator. It is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, 3 V or 5 V logic using the separate supply VIO.
The AD7946 is housed in a 10-lead µSOIC or 10-lead QFN (LFCSP) with operation specified from –40°C to +85°C.
- Battery-powered equipment
- Data acquisition
- Medical instruments
- Process control
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (2)
The PMOD-compatible evaluation/prototyping board is a small form factor, low-cost analog-to-digital conversion option. When prototyping, this board is used in conjunction with your favorite MCU or FPGA development board which has the SPI PMOD peripheral connector. Direct electrical and physical connection will enable you to quickly develop software for your system.
This board can also be operated as an evaluation board using the System Demonstration Platform (EVAL-SDP-CB1Z) and an adaptor board (SDP-PMD-IB1Z). When operated with the System Demonstration Platform, a LabView software GUI is provided enabling the user to perform analysis of the ADC's performance.
The EVAL-AD7946SDZ is a fully featured evaluation kit for the AD7946. This board operates in standalone mode or in conjunction with the System Development Platform, EVAL-SDP-CB1Z . When operated with the System Development Platform software is provided enabling the user to perform detailed analysis of the ADC's performance. This software includes the technical note describing the operation and set up of the evaluation board in standalone operation or when operated with the System Development Platform . When operated in standalone mode the ADZS-BRKOUT-EX3 break out board is recommended for access to various control pins.
Documentation & Resources
Software & Systems Requirements
Tools & Simulations
Precision ADC Driver Tool
The Precision ADC Driver Tool is a web application that simulates the performance of precision ADC and driver combinations. Potential issues with driver selection, kickback settling, and distortion are flagged, and design tradeoffs can be quickly evaluated. Simulations and calculations include system noise, distortion, and settling of the ADC input
AD7685 IBIS Models
AD7946 Companion Parts
Recommended Digital Isolators
- For SPI Interface, low power, 5.0 kVrms isolation: ADUM4401.
- For SPI Interface, lowest power, 2.5 kVrms isolation: ADUM1401.
- For SPI Interface, smallest package, low voltage I/O (1.8 V to 5.5 V): ADUM3481.
- For SPI Interface, enhanced system-level ESD performance, 2.5 kVrms isolation: ADUM3401.
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