Achieving Desired Dynamic Performance in High-Speed, High-Resolution ADCs with Level Translators/Isolators in the System

By: Kien Mach

Abstract: Communicating with ADCs above 500ksps is tough. Adding another variable such as a level translator or isolator to the SPI communication requires more understanding of timing and modifying hardware and firmware. This application note discusses how to achieve the desired dynamic performance with level translators or isolators.