MAX1294, MAX1296

420ksps, +5V, 6-/2-Channel, 12-Bit ADCs with +2.5V Reference and Parallel Interface

Smallest, Low-Power, Parallel-Output 12-Bit ADCs
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Description

The MAX1294/MAX1296 low-power, 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) feature a successive-approximation ADC, automatic power-down, fast wake-up (2µs), an on-chip clock, +2.5V internal reference, and a high-speed 12-bit parallel interface. They operate with a single +5V analog supply.

Power consumption is only 10mW at the maximum sampling rate of 420ksps. Two software-selectable power-down modes enable the MAX1294/MAX1296 to be shut down between conversions; accessing the parallel interface returns them to normal operation. Powering down between conversions can reduce supply below 10µA at lower sampling rates.

Both devices offer software-configurable analog inputs for unipolar/bipolar and single-ended/pseudo-differential operation. In single-ended mode, the MAX1294 has six input channels and the MAX1296 has two (three input channels and one input channel, respectively, when in pseudo-differential mode).

Excellent dynamic performance and low power, combined with ease of use and small package size, make these converters ideal for battery-powered and data-acquisition applications or for other circuits with demanding power-consumption and space requirements.

The MAX1294/MAX1296 tri-states active-low INT when active-low CS goes high. Refer to MAX1266/MAX1268 if tri-stating active-low INT is not desired.

The MAX1294 is offered in a 28-pin QSOP package, while the MAX1296 is available in a 24-pin QSOP. For pin-compatible +3V, 12-bit versions, see the MAX1295/MAX1297.

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Key Features

  • 12-Bit Resolution, ±0.5 LSB Linearity
  • Single +5V Operation
  • Internal +2.5V Reference
  • Software-Configurable Analog Input Multiplexer
    • 6-Channel Single-Ended/3-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX1294)
    • 2-Channel Single-Ended/1-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX1296)
  • Software-Configurable Unipolar/Bipolar Analog Inputs
  • Low Current
    • 2.8mA (420ksps)
    • 1.0mA (100ksps)
    • 400µA (10ksps)
    • 2µA (Shutdown)
  • Internal 6MHz Full-Power Bandwidth Track/Hold
  • Parallel 12-Bit Interface
  • Small Footprint
    • 28-Pin QSOP (MAX1294)
    • 24-Pin QSOP (MAX1296)
 

Applications/Uses

  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Data Logging
  • Energy Management
  • Industrial Controls Systems
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Touch Screens
   

Key Specifications:

Precision ADCs (< 5Msps)
Part Number Resolution
(bits)
Input Chan. Conv. Rate
(ksps)
ADC Architecture Data Bus Diff/S.E. Input Internal VREF
(V)
External VREF
(V)
External VREF
(V)
Unipolar VIN
(V)
Bipolar VIN
(±V)
SINAD
(dB)
Budgetary
Price
ADC max nominal min max max max See Notes
MAX1294  12 6 420 SAR µP/12 Both 2.5 1 5.5 2.5 1.25 70 $8.86 @1k
MAX1296  2 $8.08 @1k
See All Precision ADCs (< 5Msps) (455)

Pricing Notes:

This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.



Diagram

MAX1294, MAX1296: Typical Operating Circuits
Typical Operating Circuits

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Document Ref.: 19-1533 Rev 2; 2003-04-01
This page last modified: 2009-09-18