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12-Bit ADC, MUX, PGA and Internal Reference Data Acquisition System


Package | PIN: DB | 28
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Partial Tube
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500-749 $6.26
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1000+ $5.60


  • PGA Gains: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20V/V
  • Programmable Input (Up to 4-channel Differential/Up to 8-channel Single-Ended or Some Combination)
  • 1.15-V, 2.048-V or 2.5-V Internal Reference
  • SPI/DSP Compatible Serial Interface (≤20 MHz)
  • Throughput Rate: 52 kSamples/sec
  • Error/Overload Indicator
  • Programmable Output 2s Complement/Binary
  • 2.7-V to 5.5-V Single-Supply Operation
  • 4-Bit Digital I/O Via Serial Interface
  • Pin Compatible With ADS7871
  • SSOP-28 Package
    • Portable Battery-Powered Systems
    • Low-Power Instrumentation
    • Low-Power Control Systems
    • Smart Sensor Applications

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Texas Instruments  ADS7870EA

The ADS7870 (US patents 6140872, 6060874) is a complete low-power data acquisition system on a single chip. It consists of a 4-channel differential/8-channel single-ended multiplexer, precision programmable gain amplifier, 12-bit successive approximation analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, and a precision voltage reference.

The programmable-gain amplifier provides high input impedance, excellent gain accuracy, good common-mode rejection, and low noise.

For many low-level signals, no external amplification or impedance buffering is needed between the signal source and the A/D input.

The offset voltage of the PGA is auto zeroed. Gains of 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, and 20 V/V allow signals as low as 125 mV to produce full-scale digital outputs.

The ADS7870 contains an internal reference, which is trimmed for high initial accuracy and stability vs temperature. Drift is typically 10 ppm/°C. An external reference can be used in situations where multiple ADS7870s share a common reference.

The serial interface allows the use of SPI™, QSPI™, Microwire™, and 8051-family protocols, without glue logic.