Press Release Summary:
Once programmed through I2C interface, 12-bit, 2.2 V Model ADS7924 can operate independently, periodically waking itself to scan all 4 ADC channels every 10 ms while using 5 ÂµW. Successive approximation device can share one operational amplifier for all 4 channels for applications requiring additional signal conditioning. Housed in 3 x 3 mm QFN package, converter helps save power in energy harvesting, medical, communications, remote sensor signal monitoring, and portable applications.
Original Press Release:
TI Introduces SAR ADC with Intelligent System Power Management
Can lower power across the system by more than 50 percent in medical, communications, remote sensor signal monitoring and energy harvesting applications
DALLAS, -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the 12-bit ADS7924 successive approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Through intelligent system power management features, the 2.2-V ADS7924 works with any low-power system requiring sensor monitoring to potentially lower power across the system by more than 50 percent. For more information and to order samples, visit www.ti.com/ads7924-pr.
Once programmed through its I2C interface, the device can operate independently, periodically waking itself to scan all four ADC channels while using only 5 uW. This frees the MCU to process other activities or power down entirely to yield significant power savings in energy harvesting, medical, communications, remote sensor signal monitoring, and portable applications.
Key features and benefits of the ADS7924
-- The ADS7924 uses only 5 uW of power when programmed to scan all four channels every 10 ms for the lowest power consumption of any quad channel 12-bit ADC.
-- For applications requiring additional signal conditioning, the device can share one operational amplifier for all four channels. The ADS7924 can wake up and shut down the op amp to synchronize with the sampling and conversion timing of the ADS7924 for additional power savings.
-- Maximize the ADS7924's performance for energy harvesting and portable medical, communications, and remote sensor signal monitoring applications using TI's ultra-low power MSP430(TM) MCU platform.
Tools, availability and packaging
The ADS7924 is sampling today in a 24-pin, 3-mm x 3-mm QFN package and is priced at $1.25 in 1,000-unit quantities. TI's ADS7924EVM and ADCPro modular software system for evaluating analog-to-digital converters combine to help designers rapidly evaluate systems to speed time to market. The ADS7924EVM is priced at $49.
Find out more about TI's analog-to-digital converters at the links below:
-- Order ADS7924 samples at www.ti.com/ads7924-pr
-- Download the latest selection guide: www.ti.com/dataconverters-pr.
-- Ask questions and share knowledge in the data converter forum in the TI E2E(TM) Community: www.ti.com/dataconverterforum-pr.
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