REGISTER A4: DATA FORMAT REGISTER (ADDRESS 04h)
D7 D6 D5 D4 D3 D2 D1
Unused, Don’t Care Bits.
Digital Output Test Pattern Bits
000 = Digital Output Test Patterns Off
001 = All Digital Outputs = 0
011 = All Digital Outputs = 1
101 = Checkerboard Output Pattern. OF, D11-D0 Alternate Between 1 0101 1010 0101 and 0 1010 0101 1010
111 = Alternating Output Pattern. OF, D11-D0 Alternate Between 0 0000 0000 0000 and 1 1111 1111 1111
Note: Other Bit Combinations are not Used
Bit 2 ABP Alternate Bit Polarity Mode Control Bit
0 = Alternate Bit Polarity Mode Off
1 = Alternate Bit Polarity Mode On
Data Output Randomizer Mode Control Bit
0 = Data Output Randomizer Mode Off
1 = Data Output Randomizer Mode On
Bit 0 TWOSCOMP Two’s Complement Mode Control Bit
0 = Offset Binary Data Format
1 = Two’s Complement Data Format
Note: ABP = 1 forces the output format to be Offset Binary
GROUNDING AND BYPASSING
The LTC2261-12 requires a printed circuit board with a
clean unbroken ground plane. A multilayer board with
an internal ground plane is recommended. Layout for
the printed circuit board should ensure that digital and
analog signal lines are separated as much as possible. In
particular, care should be taken not to run any digital track
alongside an analog signal track or underneath the ADC.
High quality ceramic bypass capacitors should be used at
the VDD, OVDD, VCM, VREF, REFH and REFL pins. Bypass
capacitors must be located as close to the pins as possible.
Of particular importance is the 0.1μF capacitor between
REFH and REFL. This capacitor should be on the same
side of the circuit board as the A/D, and as close to the
device as possible (1.5mm or less). Size 0402 ceramic
capacitors are recommended. The larger 2.2μF capacitor
between REFH and REFL can be somewhat further away.
The VCM capacitor should be located as close to the pin
as possible. To make space for this the capacitor on VREF
can be further away or on the back of the PC board. The
traces connecting the pins and bypass capacitors must be
kept short and should be made as wide as possible.
The analog inputs, encode signals, and digital outputs
should not be routed next to each other. Ground ﬁll and
grounded vias should be used as barriers to isolate these
signals from each other.
Most of the heat generated by the LTC2261-12 is transferred
from the die through the bottom-side exposed pad and
package leads onto the printed circuit board. For good
electrical and thermal performance, the exposed pad must
be soldered to a large grounded pad on the PC board.