Product details


Resolution (Bits) 16 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 Ext Input range (Max) (V) 5 Input range (Min) (V) 0 Features Daisy-Chainable, Oscillator, Small Size Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 5.5 Analog voltage AVDD (Min) (V) 2.7 SNR (dB) 93 Analog voltage AVDD (Max) (V) 3.6 INL (Max) (+/-LSB) 2 Digital supply (Min) (V) 1.65 Digital supply (Max) (V) 3.6 open-in-new Find other Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)

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VSON (DRC) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3 VSSOP (DGS) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3 open-in-new Find other Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)


  • Sample rate: 1 MHz
  • No latency output
  • Unipolar, single-ended input range:
    0 to +VREF
  • SPI™-compatible serial interface with
    daisy-chain option
  • Excellent AC and DC performance:
    • SNR: 93 dB, THD: –108 dB
    • INL: ±1.0 LSB (typ), ±2.0 LSB (max)
    • DNL: ±1.0 LSB (max), 16-bit NMC
  • Wide operating range:
    • AVDD: 2.7 V to 3.6 V
    • DVDD: 1.65 V to 3.6 V
      (independent of AVDD)
    • REF: 2.5 V to 5 V (independent of AVDD)
    • Operating temperature: –40°C to +85°C
  • Low-power dissipation:
    • 5.5 mW at 1 MSPS
    • 0.55 mW at 100 kSPS
    • 55 µW at 10 kSPS
  • Power-down current (AVDD): 50 nA
  • Full-scale step settling to 16 Bits: 290 ns
  • Packages: VSSOP-10 and VSON-10
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The ADS8860 is a 16-bit, 1-MSPS, single-ended input, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The device operates with a 2.5-V to 5-V external reference, offering a wide selection of signal ranges without additional input signal scaling. The reference voltage setting is independent of, and can exceed, the analog supply voltage (AVDD).

The device offers an SPI-compatible serial interface that also supports daisy-chain operation for cascading multiple devices. An optional busy-indicator bit makes synchronizing with the digital host easy.

The device supports unipolar single-ended analog inputs in the range of –0.1 V to VREF + 0.1 V.

Device operation is optimized for very low-power operation. Power consumption directly scales with speed. This feature makes the ADS8860 excellent for lower-speed applications.

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Technical documentation

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* Data sheet ADS8860 16-bit, 1-MSPS, serial interface, micropower, miniature, single-ended input, SAR analog-to-digital converter datasheet (Rev. B) Feb. 27, 2019
User guide ADS8860EVM-PDK User's Guide (Rev. A) Jul. 08, 2020
Application note Circuit to drive a switched capacitor reference input for high-precision devices Jun. 17, 2019
Application note Charge pump circuit (–0.3V) for negative amplifier supply Jun. 16, 2019
Application note Noninverting circuit for high-to-low voltage level translation to drive ADC Jun. 16, 2019
Application note Inverting circuit for high-to-low voltage level translation to drive ADC Jun. 15, 2019
Application note Circuit for protecting low-voltage SAR ADC from electrical overstress with minim May 25, 2019
Application note Circuit for driving a switched-capacitor SAR ADC w/ a buffered instrument amp (Rev. A) Mar. 08, 2019
Application note Circuit for driving a switched-capacitor SAR ADC with an instrumentation amp (Rev. A) Mar. 07, 2019
Application note Circuit for driving a high-voltage SAR with an instrumentation amplifier Oct. 04, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 5 Files Aug. 02, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 6 Files Aug. 02, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 4 Files Jun. 12, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 2 Files (Rev. A) Apr. 20, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 3 Files Apr. 20, 2018
More literature TI Precision Labs Pro – Session 1 Files (Rev. B) Mar. 05, 2018
White paper Voltage-reference impact on total harmonic distortion Aug. 01, 2016
Technical article 2 steps to achieve 16-bit settling for your high-throughput data-acquisition system Jun. 05, 2015
E-book Best of Baker's Best: Precision Data Converters -- SAR ADCs May 21, 2015
Technical article 16-bit settling for your high-throughput data acquisition system May 08, 2015
Technical article Using SAR ADC TINA Models: Much ado about settling Dec. 12, 2014
Technical article Using SAR ADC TINA Models: Static behavior, power scaling Dec. 05, 2014

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The ADS8860 evaluation module (EVM) performance demonstration kit (PDK) is an platform for evaluating the ADS8860 product, which is a successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

The evaluation kit includes the ADS8860 evaluation board, precision host interface (PHI (...)

  • Includes hardware and software required for diagnostic testing, as well as accurate performance evaluation of the ADS8860 ADC
  • No external power supply required
  • Ships with PHI controller board, which provides convenient interface to the EVM over USB 2.0 (or higher) for power delivery and digital (...)
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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 (...)

  • Intuitive setup – PCB overlay shows the schematic
  • No external power supply required
  • Includes several coupon boards with different driving amplifier RC filters to facilitate experimentation
  • Ships with PHI controller - provides convenient interface to EVM over USB 2.0 (or higher) for power delivery (...)

Software development

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Design tools & simulation

SBAM172.ZIP (35 KB) - IBIS Model
SBAM179.ZIP (157 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
SBAM454A.ZIP (666 KB) - PSpice Model
SBAM457.ZIP (11 KB) - PSpice 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 (...)
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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 (...)
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
  • (...)

Reference designs

16 bit 1MSPS Data Acquisition Reference Design for Single-Ended Multiplexed Applications
TIPD173 This TI Precision Verified Design details a systematic design methodology for a 16 bit, 1MSPS, single-ended data acquisition (DAQ) block optimized to achieve excellent settling time, power consumption, static performance and dynamic performance for multiplexed applications.  The design features (...)
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16-Bit, 1MSPS Multiplexed Data Acquisition Reference Design
TIPD169 This design is for a 16-bit 1MSPS single-ended, multiplexed data acquisition system (DAQ) for dc inputs. The system is composed of a 16-bit successive-approximation-register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC), SAR ADC driver, reference driver, and multiplexer. The design shows the process to (...)
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Design files
Power-optimized 16-bit 1MSPS Data Acquisition Block for Lowest Distortion and Noise Reference Design
TIPD149 This TI Verified Design is the realization of a high precision, 16-bit 1MSPS data acquisition system suitable for applications such as digital audio that require front-ends with very low distortion and noise. The circuit uses a high performance Successive Approximation Register Analog to Digital (...)
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