Features and Benefits

  • 20 MHz maximum external clock rate 
  • Second-order modulator 
  • 16 bits no missing codes 
  • ±2 LSB INL typical at 16 bits 
  • 3.5 μV/°C maximum offset drift 
  • On-board digital isolator 
  • On-board reference
  • Low power operation: 20 mA maximum at 5.25 V 
  • −40°C to +105°C operating range
  • 16-lead SOIC package
  • Safety and regulatory approvals
  • See Data Sheet for Addtional Features

Product Details

The AD7401 is a second-order, sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) modulator that converts an analog input signal into a high speed, 1-bit data stream with on-chip digital isolation based on Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology. The AD7401 operates from a 5 V power supply and accepts a differential input signal of ±200 mV (±320 mV full scale). The analog input is continuously sampled by the analog modulator, eliminating the need for external sample-and-hold circuitry. The input information is contained in the output stream as a density of ones with a data rate up to 20 MHz. The original information can be reconstructed with an appropriate digital filter. The serial input/output can use a 5 V or a 3 V supply (VDD2).

The serial interface is digitally isolated. High speed CMOS, combined with monolithic air core transformer technology, means the on-chip isolation provides outstanding performance characteristics, superior to alternatives such as optocoupler devices. The device contains an on-chip reference. The AD7401 is offered in a 16-lead SOIC and has an operating temperature range of −40°C to +105°C.

An internal clock version, AD7400, is also available.



  • AC motor controls
  • Data acquisition systems
  • A/D + opto-isolator replacements

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