The ADS7866/67/68 are low power, miniature,
12/10/8-bit A/D converters each with a unipolar,
single-ended input. These devices can operate from a
single 1.6 V to 3.6 V supply with a 200-KSPS
throughput for ADS7866. In addition, these devices
can maintain at least a 100-KSPS throughput with a
supply as low as 1.2 V.
The sampling, conversion, and activation of digital
output SDO are initiated on the falling edge of CS\.
The serial clock SCLK is used for controlling the
conversion rate and shifting data out of the converter.
Furthermore, SCLK provides a mechanism to allow
digital host processors to synchronize with the con-
verter. These converters interface with
micro-processors or DSPs through a high-speed SPI
compatible serial interface. There are no pipeline
delays associated with the device.
The minimum conversion time is determined by the
frequency of the serial clock input, SCLK, while the
maximum frequency of SCLK is determined by the
minimum sampling time required to charge the input
capacitance to 12/10/8-bit accuracy for the
ADS7866/67/68, respectively. The maximum
throughput is determined by how often a conversion
is initiated when the minimum sampling time is met
and the maximum SCLK frequency is used. Each
device automatically powers down after each conversion,
which allows each device to save power when
the throughput is reduced while using the maximum
The converter reference is taken internally from the
supply. Hence, the analog input range for these
devices is 0 V to VDD.
These devices are available in a 6-pin SOT-23
package and are characterized over the industrial
40°C to 85°C temperature range.