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nasty midscale error with AD7684, 16-Bit, PulSAR® ADC

Question asked by Pita on May 16, 2014
Latest reply on May 19, 2014 by Pita

Hi everybody,

 

I'm evaluating AD7684 ADC with true differential input at

5V supply and an external precision voltage reference of 4.096V.

It is piggy back mounted to an existing board of a running

series, firmware is adapted to its needs. Resolution of the

so far used ADC in the system is around 19bits sampling at 100Hz!

 

This preface should explain, that it is reasonable to

believe, that external factors should be very limited and

why or how I'm able to comfortably evaluate converted data

externally on a PC using Labview.

 

What strikes me most is the obvious "midscale error" around

digital code 0x0 when feeding the converter with an triangle

shaped ramp. The jump from 0mV to 2...3mV is equivalent

to about 16 ...24 LSB. This is far too much nonlinearity

for my needs.

 

Since there is no specification of the midscale error in the

data sheet explicitly, I didn't expect it.

It reads as follows:

INL: ±1 LSB typical, ±3 LSB maximum

Gain Error TMIN to TMAX: typ.±2  max.±15 LSB

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Q:

Can anyone in the forum explain me what I may have missed during

literature study?

 

Or does anyone know about this behaviour or the real

performance with this AD7684 converter?

 

 

Find attached in pictures both cases, old and new ADC

in respect to noise and midscale transition.

 

Thanks for reading,

Pita

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