MSP430 16-bit Sigma-delta

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SD16 Overview


  • High resolution                                                                                                                   
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  • Differential inputs and ability to accept negative voltages
  • Includes Programmable gain amplifier 
  • Accurate internal reference


  • Accurate and precise measurements
  • No level-shifting necessary for bi-polar signals
  • No need for external Op-Amps
  • No need for external voltage reference

Applications include

  • Utility Metering
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Weigh Scale
  • Thermostats



  • 9uV voltage resolution at 1.2V reference
  • Sampling clock of up to 1.1 MHz
  • Over sampling ratios of up to 1024
  • Gain settings of up to 32


  • 500uA ON current
  • Power saving mode for lower sampling rates


  • Conversion register to read up to 32-bit result
  • Selectable clock dividers
  • User-defined sampling delay


  • Single conversion
  • Sequential conversion
  • Group conversion

SD16/ SD16_A

  • Single / multiple channels
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  • Single / Multiple input pairs
  • Input buffer
  • AVCC measure
  • Ext/ Int reference
  • Integrated temperature sense
  • 30kHz to 1.1MHz
  • Programmable gain amplifier
  • fM divider
  • Up to 1024 OSR









MSP430 SD16 is 3x more accurate than any competitor!
MSP430 SD16 consumes 2x less power than any competitor!

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Metrology Accuracy Results during 3-phase operations

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Even with a phase shift of 60, the SD16’s reach < 0.1% accuracy!!


Competitor A Metrology Accuracy Results (from Datasheet)

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How to get started with the SD16?

Use the MCUSelection Guide at or the exported XLS sheet (  (example below)

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