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A-3 Analog Input [T-Series Datasheet]

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Table A.3-1. T7 Analog Input Information

  Conditions Min Typical Max Units
Typical Input Range [1] Gain=1 -10.5   10.1 Volts
Max AIN Voltage to GND [2] Valid Readings -11.5   11.5 Volts
Max AIN Voltage to GND [3] No Damage -20   20 Volts
Input Bias Current [4]     20   nA
Input Impedance [4]     1  
Max Source Impedance [4]     1  
Integral Linearity Error Range=10, 1, 0.1     ±0.01 %FS
  Range=0.01     ±0.1 %FS
Absolute Accuracy Range=10, 1, 0.1     ±0.01 %FS
Range=10 ±2000 μV
Range=1 ±200 μV
Range=0.1 ±20 μV
Range=0.01 ±0.1 %FS
Range=0.01 ±20 μV
Temperature Drift     15   ppm/°C
Channel Crosstalk [5] < 1kHz   -100   dB
  1kHz - 50kHz   20   dB/dec
-3dB Frequency [6] Gain=1, 10   445   kHz
  Gain=100   337   kHz
  Gain=1000   63   kHz
Noise (Peak-To-Peak) See A-3-1     <1 μV
Effective Resolution (RMS) See A-3-1     22 bits
Noise-Free Resolution See A-3-1     20 bits
[1] Differential or single-ended     
[2] This is the maximum voltage on any AIN pin compared to ground for valid measurements on that channel. For single-ended readings on the channel itself, inputs are limited by the "Typical Input Range" above, and for differential readings consult Appendix A-3-2 Signal Range. Further, if a channel has over 13.0 volts compared to ground, readings on other channels could be affected. Because all even channels are on one front-end mux and all odd channels on a second front-end mux, an overvoltage (>13V) on a single channel will generally affect only even or only odd channels.     
[3] Maximum voltage, compared to ground, to avoid damage to the device. Protection level is the same whether the device is powered or not.     
[4] The key specification here is the maximum source impedance. As long as your source impedance is not over this value, there will be no substantial errors due to impedance problems. For source impedance greater than this value, more settling time might be needed.     
[5] Typical crosstalk on a grounded AIN pin, with 20Vpp sine wave on adjacent AIN pin. An adjacent AIN pin refers to multiplexer channel location not channel number, e.g. AIN0-AIN2 or AIN1-AIN3 pairs.     
[6] This is the bandwidth of the analog hardware.  Any frequencies less than this will go through the analog system to the ADC and be part of the digitized waveform.  For DC measurements this is of little concern as ResolutionIndex and averaging can be used to get rid of extra noise. For AC measurements, frequency components below the nyquist point can be removed after digitizing, but frequency components above the nyquist point must be removed before digitizing as they will alias.  If unwanted signals with frequencies between the nyquist point and analog cutoff frequency are expected, and they are expected to have sufficient magnitude to be above the acceptable noise level, then an external hardware filter must be used.

See also: Appendix A-3-1 Noise and Resolution