SBAS614C May   2013  – March 2019 ADS8866


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      No Separate LDO Required for the ADC Supply
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4 Thermal Information
    5. 7.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6 Timing Requirements: 3-Wire Operation
    7. 7.7 Timing Requirements: 4-Wire Operation
    8. 7.8 Timing Requirements: Daisy-Chain
    9. 7.9 Typical Characteristics
  8. Parameter Measurement Information
    1. 8.1 Equivalent Circuits
  9. Detailed Description
    1. 9.1 Overview
    2. 9.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 9.3 Feature Description
      1. 9.3.1 Analog Input
      2. 9.3.2 Reference
      3. 9.3.3 Clock
      4. 9.3.4 ADC Transfer Function
    4. 9.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 9.4.1 CS Mode
        1. 3-Wire CS Mode
        2. 4-Wire CS Mode
      2. 9.4.2 Daisy-Chain Mode
        1. Daisy-Chain Mode
  10. 10Application and Implementation
    1. 10.1 Application Information
      1. 10.1.1 ADC Reference Driver
      2. 10.1.2 ADC Input Driver
        1. Input Amplifier Selection
        2. Charge-Kickback Filter
    2. 10.2 Typical Applications
      1. 10.2.1 DAQ Circuit for a 10-µs, Full-Scale Step Response
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
      2. 10.2.2 DAQ Circuit for Lowest Distortion and Noise Performance at 100 kSPS
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 10.2.3 Ultralow-Power DAQ Circuit at 10 kSPS
        1. Design Requirements
        2. Detailed Design Procedure
  11. 11Power Supply Recommendations
    1. 11.1 Power-Supply Decoupling
    2. 11.2 Power Saving
  12. 12Layout
    1. 12.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 12.2 Layout Example
  13. 13Device and Documentation Support
    1. 13.1 Documentation Support
      1. 13.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 13.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 13.3 Community Resources
    4. 13.4 Trademarks
    5. 13.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 13.6 Glossary
  14. 14Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

4-Wire CS Mode

This interface option is useful when one or more ADCs are connected to an SPI-compatible digital host. Figure 45 shows the connection diagram for single ADC; see Figure 47 for the connection diagram for two ADCs.

ADS8866 ai_cs_4wire_conex_1ADC_bas557.gifFigure 45. Connection Diagram: Single ADC With 4-Wire CS Mode

In this interface option, DIN is controlled by the digital host and functions as CS. As shown in Figure 46, with DIN high, a CONVST rising edge selects CS mode, forces DOUT to 3-state, samples the input signal, and causes the device to enter a conversion phase. In this interface option, CONVST must be held at a high level from the start of the conversion until all data bits are read. Conversion is done with the internal clock and continues regardless of the state of DIN. As a result, DIN (functioning as CS) can be pulled low to select other devices on the board. However, DIN must be pulled high before the minimum conversion time (tconv-min) elapses and remains high until the maximum possible conversion time (tconv-max) elapses.

ADS8866 ai_cs_4wire_tim_1ADC_bas557.gifFigure 46. Interface Timing Diagram: Single ADC With 4-Wire CS Mode

When conversion is complete, the device enters acquisition phase and powers down. DIN (functioning as CS) can be brought low after the maximum conversion time (tconv-max) elapses. On the DIN falling edge, DOUT comes out of 3-state and the device outputs the MSB of the data. The lower data bits are output on subsequent SCLK falling edges. Data can be read at either SCLK falling or rising edges. Note that with any SCLK frequency, reading data at SCLK falling edge requires the digital host to clock in the data during the th_CK_DO-min time frame. DOUT goes to 3-state after the 16th SCLK falling edge or when DIN goes high, whichever occurs first.

As shown in Figure 47, multiple devices can be hooked together on the same data bus. In this case, as shown in Figure 48, the DIN of the second device (functioning as CS for the second device) can go low after the first device data are read and the DOUT of the first device is in 3-state.

Care must be taken so that CONVST and DIN are not both low together at any time during the cycle.

ADS8866 ai_cs_4wire_conex_2ADC_bas557.gifFigure 47. Connection Diagram: Two ADCs With 4-Wire CS Mode
ADS8866 ai_cs_4wire_tim_2ADC_bas557.gifFigure 48. Interface Timing Diagram: Two ADCs With 4-Wire CS Mode