Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has introduced a successive-approximation-register (SAR) analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) with a downloadable TINA-TI SPICE model, enabling system designers to simulate and characterise the full analogue signal chain in software.
The model is available for the new 12-bit, 1-MSPS, 8-channel ADS8028, a highly-integrated SAR ADC featuring a low-drift internal voltage reference, wide external analogue voltage reference range, wide analogue and digital supply ranges, and an internal temperature sensor.
Designers could previously only simulate, model and test up to the SAR ADC, requiring them to invest time and resources building the ADC circuit in hardware. With a downloadable TINA-TI SPICE model available for all new SAR ADCs, designers will be able to fully verify ADC driving circuitry, enabling them to speed product development.
Texas Instruments Inc.