The ADS7056 is a 14-bit, 2.5-MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The device includes a capacitor-based, successive-approximation register (SAR) ADC that supports a wide analog input voltage range (0 V to AVDD, for AVDD in the range of 2.35 V to 3.6 V).
The SPI-compatible serial interface is controlled by the CS and SCLK signals. The input signal is sampled with the CS falling edge and SCLK is used for conversion and serial data output. The device supports a wide digital supply range (1.65 V to 3.6 V), enabling direct interfacing to a variety of host controllers. The ADS7056 complies with the JESD8-7A standard for a normal DVDD range (1.65 V to 1.95 V).
The ADS7056 is available in an 8-pin, miniature, X2QFN package and is specified over the extended industrial temperature range (–40°C to +125°C). Miniature form-factor and extremely low-power consumption make this device suitable for space-constrained and battery-powered applications.
MKRFOX1200 is a powerful board that combines the functionality of the Zero and SigFox connectivity. It is the ideal solution for makers wanting to design IoT projects with minimal previous experience in networking having a low power device.
Arduino MKRFOX1200 has been designed to offer a practical and cost effective solution for makers seeking to add SigFox connectivity to their projects with minimal previous experience in networking. It is based on the Atmel SAMD21 and a ATA8520 SigFox module.
The design includes the ability to power the board using two 1.5V AA or AAA batteries or external 5V. Switching from one source to the other is done automatically. A good 32 bit computational power similar to the Zero board, the usual rich set of I/O interfaces, low power SigFox communication and the ease of use of the Arduino Software (IDE) for code development and programming. All these features make this board the preferred choice for the emerging IoT battery-powered projects in a compact form factor. The USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board. The Arduino MKRFOX1200 is able to run with or without the batteries connected and has limited power consumption.
Warning: Unlike most Arduino & Genuino boards, the MKRFOX1200 runs at 3.3V. The maximum voltage that the I/O pins can tolerate is 3.3V. Applying voltages higher than 3.3V to any I/O pin could damage the board. While output to 5V digital devices is possible, bidirectional communication with 5V devices needs proper level shifting.
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