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PGA460: MSB/LSB selection for transmitted data samples in Direct-Data-Burst 8-bit mode with SAMPLE_SEL=0

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Part Number: PGA460

To analyze data with synchronous direct data burst, I used 12bit sampled data until now with SAMPLE_SEL=1. This works fine. But now I would like to test 8bit data with SAMPLE_SEL=0.
The descrition in the datasheet is not clear to me. Following you can see the datasheet description:

This are my questions:
1) What is meant by 'digital gain select'. There is no further explanation in the datasheet.
2) What is the difference betwenn LPF-Output and 'all others'.
3) The DP_MUX selects datapath, SAMPLE_SEL selects data width, but what selects LSB/MSB.

The only thing I could find with similar naming, are registers P1_GAIN_CTRL and P2_GAIN_CTRL for digital gain configuration.
These registers hold some settings which are named with DIG_GAIN_LR_ST, DIG_GAIN_LR, DIG_GAIN_SR.
But there is no similarity to  'digital gain select'.

  • Hi Mathias,

    Section of the datasheet has more info on the digital gain.

    The PGA460 has the option to output data from different stages within its AFE block. The different options are shown as the inputs to the Test Mux block shown in Figure 35 and include the LPF output, rectifier output, BPF output, or ADC output.  The output is selected with the DP_MUX bits in the TEST_MUX register.

    For the LPF  output option, you can specifically select which 8 bits to send out.  The digital gain options are in powers of 2.  Each multiply by 2 corresponds to shifting the data to the left by 1, so you can choose which bits to output by choosing the appropriate digital gain multiplier option.

    For the rectifier output, BPF output, and ADC output, you can only select whether you want to output the 8 MSB bits or the 8 LSB bits.  For these three options, you do not have the capability to choose anything besides the 8 MSB and 8 LSB bits.