The ADS7947, ADS7948, and ADS7949 use an external reference voltage during the conversion of a sampled signal. The devices switch the capacitors used in the conversion process to the reference terminal during conversion. The switching frequency is the same as the SCLK frequency. The REF terminal must be decoupled to REFGND with a 1-µF ceramic capacitor in order to get the best noise performance from the device. The capacitor must be placed closest to these pins. The reference input can be driven with the REF50xx series precision references from TI. Figure 42 shows a typical reference driving circuit.
For convenience, AVDD can be used as a reference. The ADS794x allow reference ranges up to AVDD. However, make sure that AVDD is well-bypassed and that there is a separate bypass capacitor between REF and REFGND.