20-bit, 1-MSPS Isolator Optimized Data Acquisition Reference Design Maximizing SNR and Sample Rate


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TIDA-01037 is a 20-bit, 1 MSPS isolated analog input data acquisition reference design that utilizes two different isolator devices to maximize signal chain SNR and sample rate performance. For signals requiring low jitter, such as ADC sampling clocks, TI’s ISO73xx family of low jitter devices are used whereas TI’s high speed ISO78xx family of devices are used to maximize data sample rate. By combing these two isolator solutions, high frequency performance is significantly improved by minimizing sample clock jitter across the isolation boundary, and data throughput is improved by maximizing isolator signaling rate. Additional improvements are realized by utilizing TI’s advanced ADC multiSPITM and source-synchronous features. Finally, all key design theories are described and measured results presented.

  • Differential input, isolated, 20-bit, 1-MSPS, Data Acquisition (DAQ) reference design
  • Optimized isolator solution for input signals up to 100 kHz
  • Additional jitter mitigation circuitry not required
  • Demonstrates low SPI clock rates with the TI’s innovative multiSPI™ and source-synchronous  mode ADC digital interfaces
  • Provides capaility to evaluate system SNR performance due to sample clock jitter
  • Includes theory, calculation, component selection, PCB design and measurement results
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AND gates

SN74LVC1G081-ch, 2-input 1.65-V to 5.5-V 32 mA drive strength AND gate

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Digital isolators

ISO7840Highest isolation rating, quad-channel, 4/0, reinforced digital isolator

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Digital isolators

ISO7842Highest isolation rating, quad-channel, 2/2, reinforced digital isolator

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General-purpose transceivers

SN74AHC1G04Single 2-V to 5.5-V inverter

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I2C isolators

ISO15412.5-kVrms, isolated unidirectional clock, bidirectional I2C isolator

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SN65LVDS4500-Mbps LVDS single high-speed receiver

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS709150-mA, 30-V, ultra-low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with reverse current protection and enable

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS7A471-A, 36-V, low-noise, high-PSRR, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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LMK61E2156.250-MHz, ±50 ppm, ultra-low jitter, integrated EEPROM, fully programmable oscillator

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Power modules (integrated inductor)

LMZ14203SIMPLE SWITCHER® 6V to 42V, 3A Power Module in Leaded Surface Mount TO Package

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Precision ADCs

ADS8900B20-bit, 1-MSPS, one-channel SAR ADC with internal VREF buffer, internal LDO and enhanced SPI

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Precision op amps (Vos<1mV)

OPA376Precision (0.025mV), low noise (7.5nV/rtHz), low quiescent current (760uA) op amp

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Series voltage references

REF50505-V, 3-µVpp/V noise, 3-ppm/°C drift precision series voltage reference

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Transformer drivers

SN6501Low-noise, 350-mA, 410-kHz transformer driver for isolated power supplies

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* Design guide 20Bit, 1MSPS Isolator Optimized Data Acquisition Ref Design (Rev. A) Jan. 27, 2016
Application note Fully-Differential Amplifiers (Rev. E) Sep. 19, 2016
Application note Noise Analysis In Operational Amplifier Circuits (Rev. B) May 23, 2007

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