Figure 116 shows a board layout example for the ADS8354, ADS7854, and ADS7254 with the WQFN package. Use a ground plane underneath the device and partition the PCB into analog and digital sections. Avoid crossing digital lines with the analog signal path and keep the analog input signals and the reference input signals away from noise sources. As shown in Figure 116, the analog input and reference signals are routed on the left side of the board and the digital connections are routed on the right side of the device.
The power sources to the device must be clean and well-bypassed. Use 10-μF, ceramic bypass capacitors in close proximity to the analog (AVDD) and digital (DVDD) power-supply pins. Avoid placing vias between the AVDD and DVDD pins and the bypass capacitors. Connect all ground pins to the ground plane using short, low impedance paths.
The REFIO-A and REFIO-B reference inputs and outputs are bypassed with 10-μF, X7R-grade, 0805-size, 16-V rated ceramic capacitors (CREF-x). Place the reference bypass capacitors as close as possible to the reference REFIO-x pins and connect the bypass capacitors using short, low-inductance connections. Avoid placing vias between the REFIO-x pins and the bypass capacitors. Small 0.1-Ω to 0.2-Ω resistors (RREF-x) are used in series with the reference bypass capacitors to improve stability.
The fly-wheel RC filters are placed immediately next to the input pins. Among ceramic surface-mount capacitors, COG (NPO) ceramic capacitors provide the best capacitance precision. The type of dielectric used in COG (NPO) ceramic capacitors provides the most stable electrical properties over voltage, frequency, and temperature changes. Figure 116 shows CIN-A and CIN-B filter capacitors placed across the analog input pins of the device.