The ADS124S0x provides two external reference inputs selectable through the reference multiplexer. The reference inputs are differential with independent positive and negative inputs. REFP0 and REFN0 or REFP1 and REFN1 can be selected as the ADC reference. REFP1 and REFN1 are shared inputs with analog pins AIN6 and AIN7 in the ADS124S08.
Without buffering, the reference input impedance is approximately 250 kΩ. The reference input current can lead to possible errors from either high reference source impedance or through reference input filtering. To reduce the input current, use either internal or external reference buffers. In most applications external reference buffering is not necessary.
Connect a 100-nF bypass capacitor across the external reference input pins. Follow the specified absolute and differential reference voltage requirements.