Features and Benefits

  • Software Programmable Features:
    • Unipolar/Bipolar Conversion
    • Differential/Single Ended Inputs
    • MSB-First or MSB/LSB Data
  • Built-In Sample and Hold
  • Single Supply 5V or ±5V Operation
  • Direct 4-Wire Interface to Most MPU Serial Ports and All MPU Parallel Ports
  • 46.5kHz Maximum Throughput Rate
  • System Shutdown Output (LTC1296)

Product Details

The LTC1293/4/6 is a family of data acquisition systems which contain a serial I/O successive approximation A/D converter. It uses LTCMOS switched capacitor technology to perform either 12-bit unipolar, or 11-bit plus sign bipolar A/D conversions. The input multiplexer can be configured for either single ended or differential inputs (or combinations thereof). An on-chip sample and hold is included for all single ended input channels. When the LTC1293/4/6 is idle it can be powered down in applications where low power consumption is desired. The LTC1296 includes a System Shutdown Output pin which can be used to power down external circuitry, such as signal conditioning circuitry prior to the input mux.

The serial I/O is designed to communicate without external hardware to most MPU serial ports and all MPU parallel I/O ports allowing up to eight channels of data to be transmitted over as few as three wires.


  • Resolution: 12 Bits
  • Fast Conversion Time: 12µs Max Over Temp
  • Low Supply Current: 6.0mA

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