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Resolution (Bits) 12 Number of input channels 1 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 1000 Interface type SPI Architecture SAR Input type Single-Ended Multi-channel configuration Rating Catalog Reference mode Supply Input range (Max) (V) 3.6 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Small Size Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 0.234 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 1.65 SNR (dB) 70 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 3.6 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 1 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 3.6
Resolution (Bits) 12 Number of input channels 1 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 1000 Interface type SPI Architecture SAR Input type Single-Ended Multi-channel configuration Rating Catalog Reference mode Supply Input range (Max) (V) 3.6 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Small Size Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 0.234 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 1.65 SNR (dB) 70 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 3.6 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 1 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 3.6
VSSOP (DCU) 8 6 mm² 2 x 3.1 X2QFN (RUG) 8 2 mm² 1.5 x 1.5
  • Industry’s First SAR ADC with Nanowatt Power Consumption:
    • 234 µW at 1 MSPS with 1.8-V AVDD
    • 690 µW at 1 MSPS with 3-V AVDD
    • 69 µW at 100 kSPS with 3-V AVDD
    • Less than 1 µW at 1 kSPS with 3-V AVDD
  • Industry’s Smallest SAR ADC:
    • X2QFN-8 Package with 2.25-mm2 Footprint
  • 1-MSPS Throughput with Zero Data Latency
  • Wide Operating Range:
    • AVDD: 1.65 V to 3.6 V
    • DVDD: 1.65 V to 3.6 V (Independent of AVDD)
    • Temperature Range: –40°C to 125°C
  • Excellent Performance:
    • 12-Bit Resolution with NMC
    • ±1-LSB (Max) DNL and INL
    • 70-dB SNR with 3-V AVDD
    • –80-dB THD with 3-V AVDD
  • Unipolar Input Range: 0 V to AVDD
  • Integrated Offset Calibration
  • SPI™-Compatible Serial Interface: 16 MHz
  • JESD8-7A Compliant Digital I/O
  • Industry’s First SAR ADC with Nanowatt Power Consumption:
    • 234 µW at 1 MSPS with 1.8-V AVDD
    • 690 µW at 1 MSPS with 3-V AVDD
    • 69 µW at 100 kSPS with 3-V AVDD
    • Less than 1 µW at 1 kSPS with 3-V AVDD
  • Industry’s Smallest SAR ADC:
    • X2QFN-8 Package with 2.25-mm2 Footprint
  • 1-MSPS Throughput with Zero Data Latency
  • Wide Operating Range:
    • AVDD: 1.65 V to 3.6 V
    • DVDD: 1.65 V to 3.6 V (Independent of AVDD)
    • Temperature Range: –40°C to 125°C
  • Excellent Performance:
    • 12-Bit Resolution with NMC
    • ±1-LSB (Max) DNL and INL
    • 70-dB SNR with 3-V AVDD
    • –80-dB THD with 3-V AVDD
  • Unipolar Input Range: 0 V to AVDD
  • Integrated Offset Calibration
  • SPI™-Compatible Serial Interface: 16 MHz
  • JESD8-7A Compliant Digital I/O

The ADS7042 is a 12-bit, 1-MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The device supports a wide analog input voltage range (1.65 V to 3.6 V) and includes a capacitor-based, successive-approximation register (SAR) ADC with an inherent sample-and-hold circuit. The SPI-compatible serial interface is controlled by the CS and SCLK signals. The input signal is sampled with the CS falling edge and SCLK is used for conversion and serial data output. The device supports a wide digital supply range (1.65 V to 3.6 V), enabling direct interface to a variety of host controllers. The ADS7042 complies with the JESD8-7A standard for normal DVDD range (1.65 V to 1.95 V).

The ADS7042 is available in 8-pin, miniature, leaded, and X2QFN packages and is specified for operation from –40°C to 125°C. Miniature form-factor and extremely low-power consumption make this device suitable for space-constrained, battery-powered applications.

The ADS7042 is a 12-bit, 1-MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The device supports a wide analog input voltage range (1.65 V to 3.6 V) and includes a capacitor-based, successive-approximation register (SAR) ADC with an inherent sample-and-hold circuit. The SPI-compatible serial interface is controlled by the CS and SCLK signals. The input signal is sampled with the CS falling edge and SCLK is used for conversion and serial data output. The device supports a wide digital supply range (1.65 V to 3.6 V), enabling direct interface to a variety of host controllers. The ADS7042 complies with the JESD8-7A standard for normal DVDD range (1.65 V to 1.95 V).

The ADS7042 is available in 8-pin, miniature, leaded, and X2QFN packages and is specified for operation from –40°C to 125°C. Miniature form-factor and extremely low-power consumption make this device suitable for space-constrained, battery-powered applications.

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* Data sheet ADS7042 Ultra-Low Power, Ultra-Small Size, 12-Bit, 1-MSPS, SAR ADC datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 10 Dec 2015
User guide ADS7042EVM-PDK, ADS7049-Q1EVM-PDK, and ADS7057EVM-PDK Evaluation Module (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 13 Jan 2022
Technical article How tiny data converters give you more value per square 11 Dec 2019
Circuit design Monitoring NTC Thermistor Circuit With Single-Ended ADC (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 27 Jun 2019
Circuit design Driving a SAR ADC directly without a front-end buffer circuit (Rev. A) 06 Mar 2019
Circuit design Low-power sensor measurements: 3.3-V, 1-ksps, 12-bit, single-ended, dual-supply (Rev. A) 06 Mar 2019
Circuit design Low-power sensor measurements: 3.3-V, 1-ksps, 12-bit, single-ended, single-suppl (Rev. A) 06 Mar 2019
Technical article Accurately measure vital signs with low Iq and a small form factor 28 Mar 2018
Circuit design High-side current shunt monitor circuit to 3-V single-ended ADC 06 Jan 2018
Application note Optimized Sensor Measurement: Driving a SAR ADC Input Without a Driver Amplifier 01 Sep 2017
Application note Low-Cost, Low-Power, Small 14-bit AFE: Interleaved ADCs Scalable up to 7.5 MSPS 26 May 2017
User guide BOOST-ADS7042 BoosterPack™ Plug-In Module 08 Jun 2016
Technical article How low can you go? How to reduce power consumption in data-acquisition systems 27 May 2016
User guide BOOST-ADS7042 Getting Started Guide 21 Apr 2016
User guide BOOST-ADS7042 Quick Start Guide 16 Mar 2016
More literature SAR ADCs for PLC Applications 11 Feb 2016
Design guide Software Pacemaker Detection Design Guide 03 Dec 2015
E-book Best of Baker's Best: Precision Data Converters -- SAR ADCs 21 May 2015
Technical article SAR ADC response times: Interface topology makes a difference (Part 1) 16 Jan 2015

Design & development

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Evaluation board

ADS7042EVM-PDK — ADS7042 Ultra-Low-Power Ultra-Small-Size 12-Bit 1MSPS SAR ADC Performance Demonstration Kit (PDK)

The ADS7042 evaluation module (EVM) performance demonstration kit (PDK) is a platform for evaluating the 12-bit, ADS7042 successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

The PDK includes the ADS7042 evaluation board, precision host interface (PHI) controller board, and (...)

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Evaluation board

BOOST-ADS7042 — ADS7042 Ultra-Low Power Data Acquisition BoosterPack

The ADS7042 Ultra-Low Power Data Acquisition BoosterPack is a stand-alone system that converts analog sensor data into digital SPI data using the TI ADS7042 Successive Approximation Register Analog-to-Digital Converter.  This BoosterPack has been designed to be compatible with the TI (...)

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Evaluation board

PLABS-SAR-EVM-PDK — TI Precision Labs SAR ADC Evaluation Module Performance Demonstration Kit (PDK)

PLABS-SAR-EVM-PDK is an experimental platform used in conjunction with TI Precision Labs videos to gain a deeper understanding of successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuits. The evaluation module (EVM) platform contains two channels for common SAR (...)

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Support software

Source Files for SBAA256

SBAC178.ZIP (3 KB)
Support software

Source files for SBAA340

SBAC230.ZIP (44 KB)
Simulation model

ADS7042 TINA-TI Transient Spice Model

SBAM195.ZIP (83 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
Simulation model

ADS7042 IBIS Model

SBAM196.ZIP (26 KB) - IBIS Model
Simulation model

Low Power Sensor Measurements: 3.3V, 1 kSPS, Tina Files (Rev. A)

SBAM341A.ZIP (48 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
Simulation model

Low-Power Sensor Measurements Dual Supply Tina File

SBAM342.ZIP (49 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
Simulation tool

PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool

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 (...)
Simulation tool

TINA-TI — SPICE-based analog simulation program

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 (...)
User guide: PDF
Calculation tool

ADC-INPUT-CALC — Analog-to-digital converter (ADC) input driver design tool supporting multiple input types

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 (...)
Calculation tool

ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC — Analog engineer's calculator

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 (...)
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Schematic

TIPD197 Design File

TIDCAP1.ZIP (795 KB)
Reference designs

TIPD197 — Reference Design for Software Pacemaker Detection in an ECG

This circuit is designed to condition and digitize an electrocardiogram signal output from the integrated PACE_OUT buffer on the ADS129x to detect artifacts of an artificial pacemaker. This circuit includes an op amp which serves as a signal conditioner and input driver for a fast-sampling SAR ADC.
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIPD168 — Three 12-Bit Data Acquisition Reference Designs Optimized for Low Power and Ultra-Small Form Factor

This Verified Precision Design details the design procedure, simulated results, and showcases the actual performance of a 12-bit discrete data acquisition block using the ADS7042, optimized for extremely low power, small form factor applications for the following three different optimizations: 

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