+5V, Low-Power, Parallel-Input, Voltage-Output, 12-Bit DAC

Single, Parallel, Voltage-Output DAC in a SSOP Package


The MAX530 is a low-power, 12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that uses single +5V or dual ±5V supplies. This device has an on-chip voltage reference plus an output buffer amplifier. Operating current is only 250µA from a single +5V supply, making it ideal for portable and battery-powered applications. In addition, the SSOP (Shrink-Small-Outline-Package) measures only 0.1 square inches, using less board area than an 8-pin DIP. 12-bit resolution is achieved through laser trimming of the DAC, op amp, and reference. No further adjustments are necessary.

Internal gain-setting resistors can be used to define a DAC output voltage range of 0V to +2.048V, 0V to +4.096V, or ±2.048V. Four-quadrant multiplication is possible without the use of external resistors or op amps. The parallel logic inputs are double buffered and are compatible with 4-bit, 8-bit, and 16-bit microprocessors. For DACs with similar features but with a serial data interface, refer to the MAX531/MAX538/MAX539 data sheet.
MAX530: Functional Block Diagram MAX530: Functional Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Buffered Voltage Output
  • Internal 2.048V Voltage Reference
  • Operates from Single +5V or Dual ±5V Supplies
  • Low Power Consumption:
    • 250µA Operating Current
    • 40µA Shutdown-Mode Current
  • SSOP Package Saves Space
  • Relative Accuracy: ±1/2 LSB Max Over Temperature
  • Guaranteed Monotonic Over Temperature
  • 4-Quadrant Multiplication with No External Components
  • Power-On Reset
  • Double-Buffered Parallel Logic Inputs


  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • General Purpose
  • Industrial Process Controls
Part Number Resolution
Channels Output Type Reference INL
Interface Supply Range
Settling Time
Oper. Temp.
max max max typ See Notes
MAX530  12 1 Voltage- Buffered Int.
Parallel - Byte Wide 5.5 0.4 25
-40 to +85
0 to +70
$5.37 @1k
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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.


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