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AD7708 strange behaviour at cold temperatures

Question asked by tneagoe on Sep 4, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 2, 2015 by Ren


Hello there,

With the AD7708, we are experiencing a strange behavior with sudden changes of temperature.

If there is a rapid cooling of the device down to -40 Celsius, it happens that a reading is completely erroneous.

This behavior happened when verifying the robustness of our product in thermal shock.

We have been able to reproduce the problem with a can of spray freeze.


I have read this in the datasheet for the calibration: 




“It should also be noted that to optimize@@@

calibration accuracy, all AD7708/AD7718 ADC calibrations

are carried out automatically at the slowest update rate with

chop enabled.”


Does it mean that the SF must be set to 255 to avoid this error ? 

Please advise,