Single Conversion

The figure below shows the timing diagram for the ADC when running in Single 8- or 12-bit mode without using the PGA.

Figure 1. Timing Diagram - Single Conversion
  1. 1.In Single 8-bit mode, the length of the Conversion state is nine CLK_ADC cycles. In all other modes, it is thirteen cycles.
  2. 2.If the Low Latency (LOWLAT) bit is set to ‘1’ in the Control A (ADCn.CTRLA) register, the analog modules in the ADC will not turn OFF at the end of the conversion, eliminating the initialization time when triggering the following conversion.
  3. 3.The time from the conversion has finished to the outputs are available in the registers is 0.5 CLK_ADC cycles followed by 1 CLK_MAIN cycle. With minimum prescaling, this sums up to 1 CLK_ADC cycle.

The total conversion time (tconv) for a single result, in μs, is calculated by:


A new conversion starts immediately after a result is available in the Result (ADCn.RESULT) register if the Free-Running (FREERUN) bit is set to ‘1’ in the Control F (ADCn.CTRLF) register. The Free-Running conversion rate (fconv) is calculated by: