24-bit, 40-kSPS, 10-ch delta-sigma ADC with PGA, VREF, IDACs & AC excitation for factory automation


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Resolution (Bits) 24 Number of input channels 10 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 40 Interface type SPI Architecture Delta-Sigma Input type Differential, Single-Ended Multi-channel configuration Multiplexed Rating Catalog Reference mode Ext, Int Input range (Max) (V) 2.5, 5 Input range (Min) (V) -2.5, 0 Features 50/60 Hz Rejection, Excitation Current Sources (iDACs), GPIO, Oscillator, PGA, Temp Sensor Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 20 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) -2.5, 4.75 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 2.5, 5.25 Digital supply (Min) (V) 2.7 Digital supply (Max) (V) 5.25 open-in-new Find other Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)

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VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5 x 5 open-in-new Find other Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)


  • 24-bit, high-precision ADCs
    • Offset drift: 1 nV/°C
    • Gain drift: 0.5 ppm/°C
    • Noise: 30 nVRMS (20 SPS, gain = 128)
    • Linearity: 2 ppm
  • CMOS PGA gain: 1 to 128
  • Wide input voltage range: ±7 mV to ±5 V
  • Data rate: 2.5 SPS to 40 kSPS
  • 2.5-V reference: 2 ppm/°C
  • Simultaneous 50-Hz and 60-Hz rejection mode
  • Single-cycle settling mode
  • Signal and reference monitors
  • 5-V or ±2.5-V power supply
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Cyclic redundancy check (CRC)
  • Excitation current sources
  • Sensor burn-out current sources
  • Four general-purpose inputs/outputs (ADS1261)
  • AC excitation for bridge sensors (ADS1261)
  • 5-mm × 5-mm VQFN package

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The ADS1260 and ADS1261 (ADS126x) are precision, 40-kSPS, delta-sigma (ΔΣ) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that include a programmable gain amplifier (PGA). The devices also include a precision voltage reference and internal fault monitors. The sensor-ready ADCs give a high-accuracy, single-chip solution for the most demanding measurements, for example, weigh scales and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs).

The ADCs contain an input signal multiplexer, a low-noise PGA (with gains from 1 to 128), a 24-bit ΔΣ modulator, a precision voltage reference, and a programmable digital filter.

The high-impedance PGA inputs (1 GΩ) decrease measurement error due to sensor loading. The ADS1260 supports three differential or five single-ended inputs. The ADS1261 supports five differential or ten single-ended inputs. The integrated current sources simplify the measurement of RTDs.

The flexible digital filter is programmable for single-cycle settled conversions, while supplying simultaneous 50-Hz and 60-Hz line cycle rejection. Signal and reference monitors, a temperature sensor, and CRC data verification make data reliability better.

The ADS126x are pin compatible devices given in a 5-mm × 5-mm VQFN package and are specified across the –40°C to +125°C temperature range.

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* Data sheet ADS126x Precision, 5-channel and 10-channel, 40-kSPS, 24-bit, delta-sigma ADCs with PGA and monitors datasheet (Rev. C) Jan. 22, 2019
Application note RTD Wire-Break Detection Using Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs Feb. 18, 2021
E-book Fundamentals of Precision ADC Noise Analysis Jun. 19, 2020
Application note Communication Methods for Data Integrity Using Delta-Sigma Data Converters Jun. 01, 2020
Application note ADS124S08 3-Wire PT100 RTD Measurement Circuit w/ Low-Side Reference and 1 IDAC (Rev. A) Mar. 09, 2020
Application note K-type thermocouple measurement circuit with precision ADC Mar. 19, 2019
Technical article Top 10 questions about noise in high-resolution delta-sigma ADCs Jan. 17, 2019
Application note A Basic Guide to Thermocouple Measurements Sep. 28, 2018
User guide ADS1261 and ADS1235 Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. A) Sep. 28, 2018
Application note QFN and SON PCB Attachment (Rev. B) Aug. 24, 2018
Application note A Basic Guide to RTD Measurements Jun. 19, 2018
Application note Using the ADS1261's AC Excitation Mode to Remove System Offset and Offset Drift May 10, 2018
Application note Digital Filter Types in Delta-Sigma ADCs Jun. 27, 2017
Application note How delta-sigma ADCs work, Part 1 (Rev. A) Sep. 19, 2016
Technical article And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB (Part 3) Dec. 18, 2015
Technical article And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB (Part 2) Nov. 20, 2015
Technical article And then there was noise: The mystery of the missing ENOB Oct. 30, 2015
Application note How delta-sigma ADCs work, Part 2 Nov. 09, 2011

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The ADS1261 evaluation module (EVM) is a platform for evaluating the ADS1261 analog-to-digital converter (ADC). ADS1261 is a low-drift, 24-bit, 40-kSPS, 10-channel delta-sigma (ΔΣ) ADC with an integrated PGA, voltage reference, and internal fault monitors. This sensor-ready ADC provides (...)

  • Includes all required support circuitry for ADS1261
  • Delta-Sigma ADC EvaluaTIon Software (DELTASIGMAEVAL-GUI) enables quick configuration and analysis
  • Configurable inputs, references, and supplies
  • Easily-accessible signals via test points and headers

Software development

Temperature-sensor (RTD, thermocouple, thermistor) firmware for precision ADCs
ADC-TEMP-SENSOR-FW This temperature-sensor linearization firmware provides a software routine for measuring and linearizing most common temperature sensors, including resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), thermocouples, thermistors (NTC, PTC, etc.), and analog temperature sensors.

This software includes an (...)

  • Complete firmware for temperature-to-digital conversion
  • Supports common temperature-sensor types:
    • RTDs (PT100, PT1000, Ni120, etc.)
    • Thermocouples (type K, J, B, T, etc.)
    • Thermistors (PTC, NTC)
    • Analog temperature sensors
  • Easy to modify for multiple sensors
  • Use with other precision ADCs with minimal design (...)
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Design tools & simulation

SBAM375A.ZIP (48 KB) - IBIS Model
PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
  • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
  • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
  • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
  • (...)
SPICE-based analog simulation program
TINA-TI TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages (...)
document-generic User guide
Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) input driver design tool supporting multiple input types
ADC-INPUT-CALC ADC-INPUT-CALC is an online tool that provides support for designing the input buffer to an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It offers 24 different op-amp based buffer circuits that can be used to drive an ADC input. The available topologies cover differential, single-ended and transformer-coupled (...)
ADS1261 design calculator
ADS1261-EXCEL-CALC-TOOL The ADS1261 Excel™ calculator tool provides the user with several easy-to-use tools to simplify the configuration of the ADS1260 and ADS1261. To ensure proper device functionality, the tool includes a common-mode-range calculator to easily determine if the input, supply voltage, and gain (...)
  • PGA common-mode-range calculator
  • Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) code-conversion calculator
  • Digital filter plot + settling time + normal-mode rejection
  • CRC calculator
Analog engineer's calculator
ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC — The Analog Engineer’s Calculator is designed to speed up many of the repetitive calculations that analog circuit design engineers use on a regular basis. This PC-based tool provides a graphical interface with a list of various common calculations ranging from setting op-amp gain with feedback (...)
  • Expedites circuit design with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
    • Noise calculations
    • Common unit translation
  • Solves common amplifier circuit design problems
    • Gain selections using standard resistors
    • Filter configurations
    • Total noise for common amplifier configurations
  • (...)

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