Features and Benefits

  • Sample Rate: 250ksps
  • Single 5V Supply
  • Bipolar Input Range: ±10V
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 90dB Typ
  • Power Dissipation: 75mW Typ
  • Guaranteed No Missing Codes
  • Integral Nonlinearity: ±2.0LSB Max
  • Operates with Internal or External Reference
  • Internal Synchronized Clock
  • 28-Pin SSOP and SO Packages
  • 100ksps Version (LTC1605)
  • Improved 2nd Source to AD976A and ADS7805
  • Available in 28-Lead Plastic SSOP and SO Packages

Product Details

The LTC1606 is a 250ksps, sampling 16-bit A/D converter that draws only 75mW (typical) from a single 5V supply. This easy-to-use device includes sample-and-hold, precision reference, switched capacitor successive approximation A/D and trimmed internal clock.

The LTC1606's input range is an industry standard ±10V. Maximum DC specs include ±2.0LSB INL and 16 bits no missing codes over temperature. An external reference can be used if greater accuracy over temperature is needed.

The 90dB signal-to-noise ratio offers an improvement of 3dB over competing devices, and the RMS transition noise is reduced (0.65LSB vs 1LSB) relative to competitive parts.

The ADC has a microprocessor compatible, 16-bit or two byte parallel output port. A convert start input and a data ready signal (BUSY) ease connections to FIFOs, DSPs and microprocessors.


  • Industrial Process Control
  • Multiplexed Data Acquisition Systems
  • High Speed Data Acquisition for PCs
  • Digital Signal Processing

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Evaluation Software

LinearLab Tools

A collection of Matlab and Python programs that provide direct access to Linear Technology’s data converter evaluation boards.


The PScope System is a USB-based product demonstration and data acquisition system for use with high performance ADCs and signal chain receiver family. PScope allows users to evaluate the SNR, SFDR, THD, as well as other key parameters, quickly and easily.

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