ICL7107 ADC with Display Driver

ICL7107 ADC with Display Driver
ICL7107 ADC with Display Driver
ICL7107 Pinout
ICL7107 ADC with Display Driver
ICL7107 Pinout

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Pin Configuration

Pin Number

Pin Name



Supply voltage (+)

Provides the operating voltage for the IC

2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8

7-Segment 4th digit

These pins are connected to the 7-segment display for displaying the once digit of output value.

9,10,11,12,13,14 and 25

7-segment 3rd digit

These pins are connected to 7-segment  for displaying the tenth digit

15,16,17,18,22,23 and 24

7-sement 2nd digit

These pins are connected to 7-segment  for displaying the hundredth digit

19 and 20

7-segment 1st digit

These pins are connected to 7-segment  for displaying the thousandth digit



Connected to the round of the system


Supply voltage (-)

Provide the negative supply voltage


Signal integrate

Connected to a capacitor

28 and 29

Auto Zero and buff

Connected to capacitor and resistor network

30 and 31

Input High and Input Low

The analog voltage that has to be measured is connected here



Connected to ground

33 and 34

Cref+ and Cref-

Capacitor is connected across these pins for neutralizing fluctuations in reference voltage

35 and 36

Reference High and Reference Low

Either can supply reference voltage or use internal reference voltage


Test pin

Not used during operation

38, 39 and 40


Use RC network top set oscillator frequency



  • 3 ½ bit (0-1999) ADC module with 4-digit 7-segemnt display driver
  • Supply Voltage: Single Supply 0-6V

                                Dual Supply -15 to +15V

  • 3 ½ ADC module
  • Analog input voltage is equal to supply voltage
  • Internal Oscillator is available
  • Typical operating frequency : 48kHz
  • Digital output value : 0 - 1999
  • Can drive four 7-segment display
  • Available in 40-pin PDIP, and MQFP


IC L7107 Equivalent



Alternatives ICs

ADC0804, ADC modules


Where to use a ICL7107

The ICL7107 is an ADC module with a resolution of 3 ½ bit, meaning it can display digital value from 0-1999. The ADC used here is a dual slop ADC, so the applied voltage is compared with a reference voltage and then is approximated to find the applied voltage. The speciality of this IC is that it has an in-built 4-digit 7-segment display driver inside it. So to display the measured voltage we simply have to hook up 7-segment display to the output of the IC and everything is ready. IT eliminates the need for MCU/MPU or programming.

The IC can measure voltages of maximum from -15V to +15V which is equal to the supply voltage. The digital output can vary from 0-1999 where each digit is displayed on a single 7-segment display. So if you are trying to measure voltage and display them on a 7-segment display without the use of MCU or programming then this IC might be the right choice for you.


How to use ICL7107 

Using ICL7107 is pretty straight forward, we just have to provide the reference voltage and set the internal clock for the ADC conversion to take place and we are all set. A basic sample circuit to measure voltage upto 200mV is shown below

ICL7107 Circuit Diagram

The IC has an internal clock which can be set using the pins 38, 39 and 40 by using a Resistor capacitor network. The formulae to calculate the set oscillator frequency is shown below; typically the value is set to 48 kHz

FOSC = 0.45/RC

Once the clock is set we have to provide the reference voltage for the ADC conversion to take place. The value of the measured analog voltage will then be displayed on the 7-segment display the increment of count can be calculated using the following formulae

ICL7107 Increment Count Formula

The accuracy and the range of the measured voltage can be measured by using external circuits involving potential divider or op-amps but as always there is a trade off between the accuracy and range. You can refer the datasheet at the end of this page to know more technical details.



  • Digital Voltmeter
  • Digital Ammeter
  • Instrument panel display
  • Non-programmable applications

2D – Model

ICL7107 Dimensions

ICL7107 Dimensions 2

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