ADS1231 24-Bit ADC from Texas Instruments



The ADS1231 is a 24-Bit, 80SPS, 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC for Resistive Bridge Sensors & Weigh Scales.




The ADS1231 is a precision, 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). With an onboard low-noise amplifier, onboard oscillator, precision third-order 24-bit delta-sigma modulator, and bridge power switch, the ADS1231 provides a complete front-end solution for bridge sensor applications including weigh scales, strain gauges, and load cells.

The low-noise amplifier has a gain of 128, supporting a full-scale differential input of ±19.5mV. The ADC has 24-bit resolution and is comprised of a third-order modulator and fourth-order digital filter. Two data rates are supported: 10SPS (with both 50Hz and 60Hz rejection) and 80SPS. The ADS1231 can be put in a low-power standby mode or shut off completely in power-down mode.

The ADS1231 is controlled by dedicated pins; there are no digital registers to program. Data are output over an easily-isolated serial interface that connects directly to the MSP430 and other microcontrollers.

The ADS1231 is available in an SO-16 package and is specified from –40°C to +85°C.


  • Complete Front-End for Bridge Sensors
  • Internal Amplifier, Gain of 128
  • Internal Oscillator
  • Low-Side Power Switch for Bridge Sensor
  • Low Noise: 35nVrms
  • Selectable Data Rates: 10SPS or 80SPS
  • Simultaneous 50Hz and 60Hz Rejection at 10SPS
  • Input EMI Filter
  • External Voltage Reference up to 5V for Ratiometric Measurements
  • Simple, Pin-Driven Control
  • Two-Wire Serial Digital Interface
  • Supply Range: 3V to 5.3V
  • Package: SOIC-16
  • Temperature Range: –40°C to +85°C