18-bit ADC uses PC's serial port

A PC usually requires a plug-in ADC card to process analog signals. However, with the circuitry in Figure 1, a PC can communicate with an 18-bit ADC through its serial port. The port provides both positive and negative power supplies as well as control signals. IC1 is an 18-bit MAX132 ADC with a serial interface. It requires three input control signals, , DIN, and SCLK, and emits serial data, DOUT, and EOC (end-of-conversion) signals.

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