Data acquisition at 1-KHz AC, 1-mW 18-bit 1-MSPS reference design


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This verified design provides results of a low power, low throughput use case of ADS8881. One of the ways to reduce power for a low throughput application is to select a high throughput (1 MSPS) part and run it at low speed. The power consumed by ADS8881 is 55uW for 10kSPS. The reference drive and the input drive needs to be optimized for low power too. This design covers the various tradeoff's that need to be made and the choices to pick from, in order to bring the overall system power down to 1 mW.

  • 18 Bit, 10ksps Sampling Rate
  • 1kHz AC
  • Optimization: Ultra Low Power
  • Power: 1mW @ AVDD =3.3V
  • Utilizes ADS8881 (18bit, 1Msps SAR ADC), OPA2333 (Input), OPA313 + REF3325 (Reference)
This verified design includes:
  • Theory
  • Component Selection
  • TINA-TI Simulation
  • Schematics and PCB Layout
  • Verification and Measured Performance
  • Modification Options
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Design files

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TIDR209.PDF (109 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

SLAC584.ZIP (2181 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR210.PDF (59 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC157.ZIP (1962 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

Precision ADCs

ADS888118-Bit, 1-MSPS, 1-Ch SAR ADC with True-Differential Input, SPI Interface and Daisy-Chain

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
General-purpose op amps

OPA313Single, 5.5-V, 1-MHz, low quiescent current (50-μA), RRIO operational amplifier

Data sheet: PDF
Precision op amps (Vos<1mV)

OPA23331.8-V, 17-µA, two-channel, micropower zero-drift CMOS operational amplifier

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Series voltage references

REF33252.5-V, 30-ppm/°C drift, 3.9-µA, 3-pin SOT-23, 3-pin SC70, 8-pin UQFN voltage reference

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* User guide TIPD114 Verified Design Reference Guide Jun. 18, 2013
Technical article Accurate data acquisition? It’s all relative. Aug. 02, 2013

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