Radiation Hardened 24-Bit 8-Ch Simultaneous-Sampling Delta-Sigma ADC


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Resolution (Bits) 24 Number of input channels 8 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 128 Interface type SPI Architecture Delta-Sigma Input type Differential Multi-channel configuration Simultaneous Sampling Rating Catalog, Space Reference mode Ext Input range (Max) (V) 5.25 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Daisy-Chainable Operating temperature range (C) -55 to 115, -55 to 125, 25 to 25 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 530 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 4.75 SNR (dB) 111 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 5.25 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 201.4 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 2.2 open-in-new Find other Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)

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  • Radiation Hardened
    • TID 75 krad(Si)
    • TID Radiation Lot Acceptance Test (RLAT) TBD
    • Single Event Latchup (SEL) Immune to LET 68 MeV-cm2/mg @ 125°C
  • Simultaneously Samples Eight Channels
  • Up to 128-kSPS Data Rate
  • AC Performance:
    • 63-kHz Bandwidth
    • 111-dB SNR (High-Resolution Mode)
    • –108-dB THD
  • DC Accuracy:
    • 0.8-µV/°C Offset Drift
    • 1.3-ppm/°C Gain Drift
  • Selectable Operating Modes:
    • High-Speed: 128 kSPS, 106-dB SNR
    • High-Resolution: 52 kSPS, 111-dB SNR
    • Low-Power: 52 kSPS, 31 mW/ch
    • Low-Speed: 10 kSPS, 7 mW/ch
  • Linear Phase Digital Filter
  • SPI™ or Frame-Sync Serial Interface
  • Low Sampling Aperture Error
  • Modulator Output Option (Digital Filter Bypass)
  • Analog Supply: 5 V
  • Digital Core: 1.8 V
  • I/O Supply: 1.8 V to 3.3 V

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The ADS1278-SP (octal) is a 24-bit, delta-sigma (ΔΣ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with data rates up to 128k samples per second (SPS), allowing simultaneous sampling of eight channels.

Traditionally, industrial delta-sigma ADCs offering good drift performance use digital filters with large passband droop. As a result, they have limited signal bandwidth and are mostly suited for dc measurements. High-resolution ADCs in audio applications offer larger usable bandwidths, but the offset and drift specifications are significantly weaker than respective industrial counterparts. The ADS1278-SP combines these types of converters, allowing high-precision industrial measurement with excellent dc and ac specifications.

The high-order, chopper-stabilized modulator achieves very low drift with low in-band noise. The onboard decimation filter suppresses modulator and signal out-of-band noise. These ADCs provide a usable signal bandwidth up to 90% of the Nyquist rate with less than 0.005 dB of ripple.

Four operating modes allow for optimization of speed, resolution, and power. All operations are controlled directly by pins; there are no registers to program. The device is fully specified over the extended temperature range of –55°C to 125°C and is available in an 84-pin HFQ package.

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* Data sheet ADS1278-SP Radiation Hardened 8-Ch Simultaneous-Sampling 24-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter datasheet (Rev. B) Dec. 27, 2018
* Radiation & reliability report ADS1278-SP Total Ionizing Dose (TID) HDR (Rev. A) Aug. 01, 2019
* Radiation & reliability report Single-Event Effects Test Report of the ADS1278-SP Octal, 24-Bit ADC Oct. 10, 2018
Selection guide TI Space Products (Rev. H) Jan. 27, 2021
E-book Fundamentals of Precision ADC Noise Analysis Jun. 19, 2020
Application note Heavy Ion Orbital Environment Single-Event Effects Estimations May 18, 2020
Application note Single-Event Effects Confidence Interval Calculations Jan. 14, 2020
More literature TI Engineering Evaluation Units vs. MIL-PRF-38535 QML Class V Processing Jun. 17, 2019
User guide ADS1278EVM-CVAL Evaluation Module User's Guide Sep. 12, 2018
Application note Digital Filter Types in Delta-Sigma ADCs Jun. 27, 2017

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The ADS1278EVM-CVAL kit is a complete evaluation/demonstration kit, which combines ADS1278EVM-CVAL with the DSP-based MMB0 board as a motherboard. The mother board and the ADCPro™ evaluation software are supplied for use with a personal computer running Microsoft™ Windows operating (...)
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