Selecting the Right ADC for Your Application

Abstract: There are many different analog-to-digital converters available today including discrete ADCs and ADCs integrated into digital ICs such as microcontrollers, processors and FPGAs. What ADC is best for your application? Do you need the highest precision, a simple housekeeping check, or something in between? What sample rate is sufficient. This application note all of those things. It also highlights the latest state-of-the-art SAR, delta sigma, pipeline and integrated ADCs.