The ADS1146, ADS1147, and
ADS1148 devices are precision, 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that include many
integrated features to reduce system cost and component count for sensor measurement applications.
The devices feature a low-noise, programmable gain amplifier (PGA), a precision delta-sigma (ΔΣ)
ADC with a single-cycle settling digital filter, and an internal oscillator. The ADS1147 and
ADS1148 devices also provide a built-in, low-drift voltage reference, and two matched programmable
excitation current sources (IDACs).
An input multiplexer supports four differential inputs for the ADS1148, two for the
ADS1147, and one for the ADS1146. In addition, the multiplexer integrates sensor burn-out
detection, voltage bias for thermocouples, system monitoring, and general purpose digital I/Os
(ADS1147 and ADS1148). The PGA provides selectable gains up to 128 V/V. These features provide a
complete front-end solution for temperature sensor measurement applications including
thermocouples, thermistors, and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) and other small signal
measurements including resistive bridge sensors. The digital filter settles in a single cycle to
support fast channel cycling when using the input multiplexer and provides data rates up to 2 kSPS.
For data rates of 20 SPS or less, both 50-Hz and 60-Hz interference are rejected by the
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