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Features and Benefits

  • 18-bit resolution with no missing codes
  • Throughput: 2 MSPS (TURBO = high), 1.5 MSPS (TURBO = low)
  • Low power dissipation
    • 15 mW at 2 MSPS, with external reference
    • 26 mW at 2 MSPS with internal reference
  • INL: ±1 LSB typical, ±2.5 LSB maximum
  • SNR
    • 95.5 dB, with on-chip reference
    • 97.0 dB, with external reference
  • 4.096 V internal reference: typical drift of 10 ppm/°C
  • True differential analog input voltage range: ±VREF
    • 0 V to VREF with VREF up to 5.0 V
    • Allows use of any input range
  • See data sheet for additional features

Product Details

The AD7986 is an 18-bit, 2 MSPS successive approximation, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It contains a low power, high speed, 18-bit sampling ADC, an internal conversion clock, an internal reference (and buffer), error correction circuits, and a versatile serial interface port. On the rising edge of CNV, the AD7986 samples the voltage difference between the IN+ and IN− pins. The voltages on these pins usually swing in opposite phases between 0 V and VREF. It features a very high sampling rate turbo mode (TURBO = high) and a reduced power normal mode (TURBO = low) for low power applications where the power is scaled with the throughput.

In normal mode (TURBO = low), the SPI-compatible serial interface also features the ability, using the SDI input, to daisychain several ADCs on a single 3-wire bus and provide an optional busy indicator. It is compatible with 1.8 V, 2.5 V, and 2.7 V using the separate VIO supply.

The AD7986 is available in a 20-lead LFCSP with operation specified from −40°C to +85°C.


  • Battery-powered equipment
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Medical instruments
  • Seismic data acquisition systems

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    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

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    AD7986 Companion Parts

    Recommended Digital Isolators

    • For SPI Interface, enhanced system-level ESD performance, 2.5 kVrms isolation: ADUM3401.
    • 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.

    Recommended External Voltage References

    • For low drift, low noise, low power: ADR4550.
    • For low drift, low noise and low dropout: ADR445.
    • For driving the voltage reference input: AD8031, AD8655.
    • For low drift, low noise and high current output applications: ADR435.

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