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Resolution (Bits) 14 Number of input channels 2 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 2000 Interface type SPI Architecture SAR Input type Pseudo-Differential, Single-Ended Multi-channel configuration Multiplexed Rating Catalog Reference mode Ext Input range (Max) (V) 5.25 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Small Size Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 10.5 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 2.7 SNR (dB) 82 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 5.25 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 2.5 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 5.25
Resolution (Bits) 14 Number of input channels 2 Sample rate (Max) (kSPS) 2000 Interface type SPI Architecture SAR Input type Pseudo-Differential, Single-Ended Multi-channel configuration Multiplexed Rating Catalog Reference mode Ext Input range (Max) (V) 5.25 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Small Size Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 10.5 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 2.7 SNR (dB) 82 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 5.25 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 2.5 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 5.25
WQFN (RTE) 16 9 mm² 3 x 3
  • Sample Rate: 2 MSPS
  • 14-Bit, Pin-Compatible with 8/10/12-bit ADS7947/8/9 Family (ADS7946)
  • Outstanding Performance:
    • SNR: 84 dB (ADS7945)
    • No Missing Codes
    • INL: 1.5 LSB (max) (ADS7945)
  • Low Power:
    • 11.6 mW at 2 MSPS Operation
    • Auto Power-Down at Lower Speeds: 7.2 mW at 500 kSPS1.4 mW at 100 kSPS0.3 mW at 20 kSPS
  • Wide Supply Range:
    • Analog: 2.7 V to 5.25 V
    • Digital: 1.65 V to AVDD
  • Simple Serial Interface (SPI)
  • Fully Specified from –40°C to +125°C
  • Tiny Footprint: 3 mm × 3 mm QFN
  • Sample Rate: 2 MSPS
  • 14-Bit, Pin-Compatible with 8/10/12-bit ADS7947/8/9 Family (ADS7946)
  • Outstanding Performance:
    • SNR: 84 dB (ADS7945)
    • No Missing Codes
    • INL: 1.5 LSB (max) (ADS7945)
  • Low Power:
    • 11.6 mW at 2 MSPS Operation
    • Auto Power-Down at Lower Speeds: 7.2 mW at 500 kSPS1.4 mW at 100 kSPS0.3 mW at 20 kSPS
  • Wide Supply Range:
    • Analog: 2.7 V to 5.25 V
    • Digital: 1.65 V to AVDD
  • Simple Serial Interface (SPI)
  • Fully Specified from –40°C to +125°C
  • Tiny Footprint: 3 mm × 3 mm QFN

The ADS7945/6 are 14-bit, 2 MSPS analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), with differential and single-ended inputs, respectively. The devices operate at a 2 MSPS sample rate with a standard 16-clock data frame. The devices feature both outstanding dc precision and excellent dynamic performance; the ADS7946 is pin-compatible with the 8/10/12-bit ADS7947/8/9 devices. The devices include a two-channel input multiplexer and a low-power successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with an inherent sample-and-hold (S/H) input stage.

The ADS7945/6 support a wide analog supply range that allows the full-scale input range to extend to ±5 V differential or 5 V single-ended. A simple SPI™, with a digital supply that can operate as low as 1.65 V, allows for easy interfacing to a wide variety of digital controllers. Automatic power-down can be enabled when operating at slower speeds to dramatically reduce power consumption.

Offered in a tiny 3 mm × 3 mm QFN package, the ADS7945/6 are fully specified over the extended temperature range of –40°C to +125°C and are suitable for a wide variety of data acquisition applications where high performance, low power, and small package size are key.

The ADS7945/6 are 14-bit, 2 MSPS analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), with differential and single-ended inputs, respectively. The devices operate at a 2 MSPS sample rate with a standard 16-clock data frame. The devices feature both outstanding dc precision and excellent dynamic performance; the ADS7946 is pin-compatible with the 8/10/12-bit ADS7947/8/9 devices. The devices include a two-channel input multiplexer and a low-power successive approximation register (SAR) ADC with an inherent sample-and-hold (S/H) input stage.

The ADS7945/6 support a wide analog supply range that allows the full-scale input range to extend to ±5 V differential or 5 V single-ended. A simple SPI™, with a digital supply that can operate as low as 1.65 V, allows for easy interfacing to a wide variety of digital controllers. Automatic power-down can be enabled when operating at slower speeds to dramatically reduce power consumption.

Offered in a tiny 3 mm × 3 mm QFN package, the ADS7945/6 are fully specified over the extended temperature range of –40°C to +125°C and are suitable for a wide variety of data acquisition applications where high performance, low power, and small package size are key.

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* Data sheet 14-Bit, 2-MSPS, Dual-Channel, Differential/Single-Ended, Ultralow-Power ADCs datasheet (Rev. B) 15 Sep 2011
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Application note Determining Minimum Acquisition Times for SAR ADCs, part 1 (Rev. A) 10 Nov 2010

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