Precision sensing requires a low noise, high resolution signal conversion architecture
NORWOOD, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
"Precision sensing requires a low noise, high resolution signal conversion architecture," said Mike Britchfield, product line director, Precision Signal Processing, Analog Devices. "With its on-chip 24-bit sigma-delta ADCs, the ADuC706x provides the resolution required by today's high-performance industrial and instrumentation equipment, while keeping the noise low. This performance, complemented by the simplicity of a single-chip solution, handles all data acquisition, processing and communications functions at the signal source."
About the ADuC706x Family
Designed for 4–20 mA loop-powered applications in factory automation and for precision instruments, the ADuC706x family includes the ADuC7060, ADuC7061 and ADuC7062. The devices feature an industry-best ADC noise performance of just 60 nV—20% better than the nearest competing part—and offer five times more processing power for a given clock rate. In addition to the 24-bit sigma-delta ADCs and ARM7 core with eight interrupt priority levels, the new precision analog microcontrollers incorporate 32 Kbytes of flash memory and 4 Kbytes of SRAM, a programmable gain amplifier, multiplexers, buffers, an auxiliary 24-bit ADC for cold junction compensation and interfacing to thermocouple applications, and SPI (serial peripheral interface), UART (universal asynchronous receivers-transmitters) and I²C ports. The devices consume just 2.6 mA with all peripherals activated.
The ADuC7060, available in a 7 mm × 7 mm 48-pin chip-scale (QFN) package, offers more analog-input channels and general-purpose I/Os than other devices in the family. The ADuC7061 and ADuC7062 come in 5 mm × 5 mm 32-pin chip-scale (QFN) packages, ideal for space-constrained applications. The ADuC7062 does not include the auxiliary ADC channel.
Availability and Pricing
The ADuC706x family is available in sample quantities and will be in full factory production in November 2008. The ADuC7060, ADuC7061 and ADuC7062 precision analog microcontrollers are priced at $4.90, $3.95 and $3.40 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information on ADI's precision analog microcontrollers, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADuC706x.
About Analog Devices
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