SBAS608C June 2014 – December 2015 ADS7042
The ADS7042 has two separate power supplies: AVDD and DVDD. The device operates on AVDD; DVDD is used for the interface circuits. AVDD and DVDD can be independently set to any value within the permissible ranges. The AVDD supply also defines the full-scale input range of the device. Always set the AVDD supply to be greater than or equal to the maximum input signal to avoid saturation of codes. Decouple the AVDD and DVDD pins individually with 1-µF ceramic decoupling capacitors, as shown in Figure 46. The minimum capacitor value required for AVDD and DVDD is 200 nF and 20 nF, respectively. If both supplies are powered from the same source, a minimum capacitor value of 220 nF is required for decoupling.
The current consumption from the DVDD supply depends on the DVDD voltage, load capacitance on the SDO line, and the output code. The load capacitance on the SDO line is charged by the current from the SDO pin on every rising edge of the data output and is discharged on every falling edge of the data output. The current consumed by the device from the DVDD supply can be calculated by Equation 5:
The number of transitions on the SDO output depends on the output code, and thus changes with the analog input. The maximum value of f occurs when data output on the SDO change on every SCLK. SDO changing on every SCLK results in an output code of AAAh or 555h. For an output code of AAAh or 555h at a 1-MSPS throughput, the frequency of transitions on the SDO output is 6MHz.
For the current consumption to remain at the lowest possible value, keep the DVDD supply at the lowest permissible value and keep the capacitance on the SDO line as low as possible.