How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives

Abstract: It is incredible how many programmable logic controls (PLCs) around us make our modern life possible and pleasant. Machines in our homes heat and cool our air and water, as well as preserve and cook our food. This tutorial explains the importance of PLCs, and describes how to choose component parts using the parametric tools on the Maxim's website.

A similar version of this article was published February 29, 2012 in John Day's Automotive Electronic News.


Automation by closed-loop signal-chain control is everywhere. It makes our homes more pleasant. It gives automobiles the ever-widening range of functions that goes beyond the freedom to travel. It is, in fact, quite astounding to look around and realize that so many of the today's products are manufactured with the help a closed-loop signal chain. It is also important to note that in industrial plants and factories, a more complex form of a signal chain is called a programmable logic controller (PLC). In this tutorial, we will see that signal-chain and PLC applications are limited only by our imaginations.

Signal Chains All Around You

Signal chains surround us. They make our modern life possible and pleasant. In fact, an application with a signal chain appears anytime one needs a control loop to monitor, manage, handle, regulate, limit, or organize something.
Machines using signal chains heat and cool air and water in our homes. They chill and cook our food. In industry almost everything that we buy is manufactured utilizing signal chains. Think of your automobile. (Yes, most of us jump into our cars without thinking. We drive our automobiles to work and some people drive using the "bang-bang" approach. This is not the bang-bang servo that we discuss in the Appendix, but actually hitting things.) Automotive antilock brakes, cruise controls, automatic transmissions, and traction controls are examples of signal-chain uses.

A Basic Signal Chain Controls with Feedback

How simple can a signal chain or process control be? Consider a common household oven and an electronic control unit (ECU) in an automobile.
The oven's components are enclosed inside one container, so no long-distance communication is necessary. When the user sets the thermostat to the desired temperature, the oven maintains the internal temperature at the set point (Figure 1).
The smell of cookies in the oven brings back pleasant memories.
The smell of cookies in the oven brings back pleasant memories.
Figure 1. A household oven is a simple example of a signal chain or process feedback control.
Figure 1. A household oven is a simple example of a signal chain or process feedback control.
When the thermostat setting senses that the oven temperature is low, the switch is closed, thus completing the circuit to open the gas valve to the main burner. Once the thermostat detects that the oven has reached the set point, the switch opens, the gas valve closes, and the main burner shuts off. The cycle repeats as needed. The pilot light provides a fail-safe function, while also providing an ignition source for the main burner. If the pilot light were to go out, no voltage would be created by the thermocouple so the main valve would not open.
Modern high-end cars can have up to 80 ECUs. They control engines, antilock brakes, cruise controls, automatic transmissions, and traction. Most ECUs are examples of signal chains because they sense one or more physical parameters, apply a logic or intelligence, and produce an action to benefit the consumer. (See the block diagram of signal-chain feedback in Figure 2). Table 1 outlines the signal-chain functions for various automotive applications.
Table 1. Signal-Chain Applications in an Automobile
Application Parameters Sensed Logic or Intelligence Actions Benefits
Engine control Temperature, air mass; fuel volume; engine speed and rotation angle; throttle position; engine load Optimizes multiple sensor inputs for conditions and maximum benefits Controls air/fuel ratio, ignition timing, idle speed, variable-valve timing Better fuel economy; reduced engine emissions; longer engine life; best power when needed
Antilock brakes Vehicle speed; wheel speed; brake pressure Compares wheel speeds during breaking to identify skidding Controls valves and pumps Increases driver control; decreases stopping distance under most adverse conditions
Cruise control Vehicle speed; engine speed; brake switch Sets and maintains vehicle speed through changing conditions Adjusts throttle position Better fuel economy; driver comfort
Automatic transmissions Throttle position; engine load; kick-down switch; vehicle speed, wheel speed; torque convertor slip Optimizes multiple sensor inputs for conditions Controls shifting; fast under power to minimize band and clutch wear; slow for passenger comfort under lower power loading Better fuel economy; increased transmission life; better vehicle handling; faster shift speed
Traction control Throttle position; engine load; vehicle speed; wheel speed Compares throttle vehicle and wheel for varying road-surface conditions Reduces engine power by removing fuel or spark from cylinder(s) or changing throttle position; applies brakes on one or more wheels Reduces traction loss on acceleration, enhancing driver control
Signal chains are also used for other automotive safety and convenience systems: infotainment; parking assist; airbags; seat belts; door locks; electric windows; running, courtesy, head, and tail lights; power steering; heating; air conditioning; seat control; and telephone...to name a few.

The Difference Between a Signal Chain and a PLC

A signal chain system that goes beyond what is needed for such a small, simple system like a household oven is called a PLC. Recalling that "signal chains are all around you," think next of an industrial factory. What controls and configurations are necessary in a factory? In a fully automated bakery, for example, many subsystems are needed such as weigh scales, valves, flow gauges, mixers, yeast-rising warming chambers, ovens, conveyer belts, fans, and packaging equipment. To be fully automated, the bakery needs a process-control system to manage and coordinate all of the time-critical events among these subsystems. To ensure successful coordination and operation for all these operations, each of these subsystems would include one or more PLCs. Even more complex communications are required when the controllers and the controlled elements are separated by a significant distance. In a complex control environment like a factory with operations spread among several buildings or sites, a PLC spends significant time communicating signals and process events to components throughout the system.
This leads us to the most important difference between a PLC and a signal chain: a PLC makes process change easy. We can illustrate this with a short digression into the history of automation in an automotive factory. An automotive company's strategy to manage change resulted in a PLC.

The Invention of a PLC

Factory automation took hold in the automotive industry when Henry Ford¹ expanded mass-production techniques early in the Twentieth Century. He used fixed assembly stations with the cars moving between positions. The employees learned just a few assembly tasks and performed those tasks for days on end. After many years the changeover for a new car model became very costly and time consuming. The production process was controlled by thousands of hard-wired relays, switches, cam and drum timers, and dedicated closed-loop controllers. To retool for the next model required electricians to mechanically rewire all of the thousands of relays. And then the troubleshooting began to ensure that the safety interlocks, control, and sequencing were all correct.
It was this need to manage the seemingly constant change that resulted in the invention of the PLC. In 1968 Dick Morely and his company were designing a new invention, a programmable controller. Meanwhile General Motors®, (GM®) the automobile company, "wanted a solid-state controller as an electronic replacement for hard-wired relay systems."² GM asked Morley for a quotation to solve their issue. Mr. Morely responded. He is now regarded as the father of the PLC and holds a patent on it.³
GM first used a PLC to assemble automobile automatic transmissions. An assembly plant is made of hundreds of machines that need to be coordinated to function smoothly. The PLC allowed the production line to be repurposed easily. Now a reprogrammed basic machine could be reused to produce a new part.
We can illustrate the pivotal importance of this evolution by focusing on one machine, a numerically controlled (NC) milling machine, and by comparing the old control system with a PLC. First, a human loaded a bare piece of metal on the cutting table and locked it down. Several switches verified that the metal was in the proper position. The operator then indicated that his body was out of danger by pushing two widely spaced buttons, one with each hand. A mechanical guard extended to protect the operator from flying metal shavings. Finally, multiple cutters sculpted the metal in a precise sequence. When the part was complete the mill retracted the tools, stopped all movements, and opened the guard so the human could remove the part and replace it with a new metal blank. Before the PLC, each of these small steps in the operation was hard wired with relays, timers, limit and position switches. It worked reliably...until one needed to make even a small change. The worst possible situation was when a new step needed to be added in the middle of the sequence. Someone might need to unwire all the steps after the new step, add the new step (a hardware relay or timer), and rewire everything that followed.
Enter the PLC. With a PLC that same milling machine becomes a general tool that is controlled and quickly changed a software or logic change. Changing a tool and giving it new instructions now allowed the basic mill to make many different parts. By extending this to the many machines in a factory, an automotive assembly line or other factory quickly adapted to change.
Today you find PLCs used in a modern factories, including an automotive assembly line. Similarly, a chemical, food, or cosmetic company may have to mix many different formulas to make their products. Without the PLC and its easy-to-reconfigure logic, manufacturing changes would still be cumbersome and costly. Many of the items that are common in our lives would be unaffordable.
We use PLCs in our daily lives more than each of us realizes. For other family-oriented examples, see the Appendix.

Factory Automation, Control, and Monitoring

There are areas in a factory that are too dangerous for humans. Fortunately, we have the brains and ability to use machines, and we let a PLC (Figure 2) control those machines.
Figure 2. Diagram of a simple, common signal-chain and PLC loop used in many product disciplines.
Figure 2. Diagram of a simple, common signal-chain and PLC loop used in many product disciplines.
Table 2 summarizes how PLC and signal-chain basics begin once we sense something, usually a physical parameter. Then PLC and signal-chain applications become so numerous and commonplace that we take many of their functions for granted.
Table 2. Measured Parameters that Provide PLC Inputs
Dimensions Pitch Position
Intensity Energy Pressure
Impedance Temperature Humidity
Density Speed Frequency
Viscosity Time of flight Phase
Velocity Distance Time
Acceleration Pressure Salinity
Water purity Torque Volume
Weight State of charge Gasses
Mass Conductivity Ph
Resistance Dissolved oxygen Voltage
Capacitance Ion concentration Current
Inductance Chemicals Level
Rotation Charge (electrons) Color
On the output side of a signal chain or PLC, we monitor a system or we operate or move something. Table 3 shows things monitored or controlled by a PLC.
Table 3. Things Monitored/Controlled by a PLC Output
Valve Pressure Switch
Motor Humidity Solenoid
Pressure Force feedback Lights
Velocity Room entry Weight
Flow Sequence Speed
Volume Authorization Meters
Torque Attenuation Display
Frequency Equalization Calibration
Voltage Communication Time
Current Gain offset Tool
Distance Flux density Pitch
Position Temperature Filter
Power Galvanometers Acceleration
Brightness Air-fuel ration Contrast
Maxim's portfolio is second to none, especially for portable and green energy devices where low-power consumption is critical. Small size is also necessary in such battery-operated devices. Find more information and recommended parts using Maxim's PLC solutions. With new parts appearing on the website daily, the parametric search tool helps engineers select exactly the right part based on electrical criteria.
For example, on the Data Converters Product Page you see a selection of resolutions. Choosing a 12-bit DAC causes the parameter table to be displayed for over 250 parts with 20 parameters (10 less-used parameters are hidden on the left). To use the tables, first click on the "Hidden Columns;" select ICC (mA); click "Hidden Columns;" select ICC (mA); click "Smallest Available Package (mm²)." Now move the slider under ICC (mA) to < 1mA and move the slider under Smallest Available Package (mm²). This shortens the list to over 70 parts. Continue selecting the number of channels, power-on reset (POR) state, output type, and interface to reduce the selection to a manageable numbers of parts and data sheets.
There is another example of the easy-to-use web functions for parts selection. Return to the home page (click the Maxim logo at the upper left of most pages). Mouse over "Power Management" in the left column and select "Voltage References." Now you can select a voltage, or "low power" or "small package" to see featured products.
Need more help? We have field support with Maxim and distribution sales and field application engineers worldwide.


Control-loop signal chains or PLCs, in relatively simple or complex applications, are found all around us. They heat and cool, and keep a temperature constant in any structure, regardless of size. Signal chains monitor and control antilock brakes, cruise controls, automatic transmissions, and traction controls in automobiles. Many household appliances today contain a signal chain. We spoke about an oven, but the list is seemingly endless: the microwave; washers and dryers; and even the lawn sprinkler that can sense ground moisture and regulate water use. Finally, it is important to remember that all these goods are produced in a factory where a PLC monitors and controls most every electronic system that operates or moves.


  1. For more information on Henry Ford and factory automation of automobiles, you can start here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assembly_line).
  2. Dunn, Allison, "The father of invention: Dick Morley looks back on the 40th anniversary of the PLC," Manufacturing Automation Magazine, September 12, 2008, www.automationmag.com/features/the-father-of-invention-dick-morley-looks-back-on-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-plc.html.
  3. Dick Morley is known as the "father" of the PLC. His US Patent 3,761,893 is the basis of many PLCs today. http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm.

Appendix: More PLCs in the Home

In a home, my home, we use a PLC in the crudest possible way. We have a "bang-bang servo," which is basically an old-fashioned human intervention for our heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. Bang-bang servos work because the system has a bandwidth so incredibly low that things change over minutes and hours. The thermal inertia of the walls, floor, and ceiling in our homes is very high, so a simple on/off thermostat controls heating and the air conditioning. Meanwhile, ventilation uses the most expensive and complex servo loop possible: a whole house fan pulls in air through open doors and windows and then exhausts it through the attic. The servo is very complex because it operates on human intervention. During the day we choose to use the fan instead of air conditioning to save energy. A timer turns the fan off at which time we have to shut the doors and windows.
Operation of the heating and air-conditioning control system is, theoretically, simpler than the bang-bang method above, but humans can complicate anything. The system is controlled by a bimetallic thermostat; the heater runs until the set point is exceeded. The heater turns off until the bimetallic strip cools and then the heater goes back on and repeats the cycle. The opposite happens for cooling. Depending on the weather, the heat loss or gain in the house changes the duty cycle of the on- and off-times. It is simple and reliable.
So much for theory of operation...humans have a propensity to complicate even the simplest systems with unexpected and often comical consequences. We replaced the old natural gas-fired forced-air heater with a modern high-efficiency furnace. This did two great things: it got me a lot of points with my wife because the new furnace fits entirely in the attic crawl space; and we have the prospect of saving money over time. The old furnace used a metal pipe to exhaust the very hot combustion products. The new one is a condensing furnace with the exhaust through a plastic pipe, and the air is just warm to the touch. At the same time we installed a more efficient air conditioner and a new thermostat. The new thermostat works well, but it is our human sensibilities that are skewed. First, it is digital, has a microprocessor and a real-time clock (RTC). It has many modes, more than we ever use. Now I have to learn how to program it. (My wife does not program it because she put it on my task list.) Second, placebos have powerful effects on humans. The old thermostat had hysteresis. It might have been as large as three or four degrees but we did not know and did not care. Now we both peek at the display as we walk past and get a silly, knowing smile.

General Motors is a registered trademark of General Motors LLC.

MAX1391 1.5V至3.6V、416ksps、单通道真差分/双通道单端、8位SAR ADC  
MAX1393 1.5V至3.6V、312.5ksps、单通道真差分/双通道单端、12位SAR ADC  
MAX501 电压输出、12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MAX502 电压输出、12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MAX507 电压输出、12位DAC,内置电压基准及12位接口 免费样品  
MAX508 电压输出、12位DAC,内置电压基准及12位接口 免费样品  
MAX5104 低功耗、双路、电压输出、12位DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5120 +3V/+5V、12位、串行、电压输出DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5121 +3V/+5V、12位、串行、电压输出DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5122 +5V/+3V、12位、串行、加载/感应DAC,带有10ppm/°C内部电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5123 +5V/+3V、12位、串行、加载/感应DAC,带有10ppm/°C内部电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5123 +5V/+3V、12位、串行、加载/感应DAC,带有10ppm/°C内部电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5130 +3V/+5V、13位、串行、电压输出DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5131 +3V/+5V、13位、串行、电压输出DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5132 +5V/+3V、13位、串行、加载/感应DAC,带有10ppm/°C内部电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5133 +5V/+3V、13位、串行、加载/感应DAC,带有10ppm/°C内部电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5134 引脚/软件兼容的16/12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5135 引脚/软件兼容的16/12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5136 引脚/软件兼容的16/12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5137 引脚/软件兼容的16/12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5138 低功耗、单通道、16/12位、缓冲电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5139 低功耗、单通道、16/12位、缓冲电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX514 CMOS、四路、12位、串行输入乘法DAC  
MAX5141 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5142 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5143 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5144 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5150 低功耗、双路、13位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5151 低功耗、双路、13位、电压输出DAC,串行接口  
MAX5152 低功耗、双路、13位、电压输出DAC,带有可配置输出 免费样品  
MAX5153 低功耗、双路、13位、电压输出DAC,带有可配置输出 免费样品  
MAX5154 低功耗、双路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5155 低功耗、双路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5156 低功耗、双路、12位、电压输出DAC,带有可配置输出 免费样品  
MAX5157 低功耗、双路、12位、电压输出DAC,带有可配置输出 免费样品  
MAX5170 低功耗、串行、14位DAC,电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5171 低功耗、串行、14位DAC,带有加载-感应电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5172 低功耗、串行、14位DAC,电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5173 低功耗、串行、14位DAC,带有加载-感应电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5174 低功耗、串行、12位DAC,电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5175 低功耗、串行、12位DAC,带有加载-感应电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5176 低功耗、串行、12位DAC,电压输出  
MAX5177 低功耗、串行、12位DAC,带有加载-感应电压输出 免费样品  
MAX5200 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,内置电压基准,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5201 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,内置电压基准,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5202 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,内置电压基准,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5203 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,内置电压基准,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5204 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5205 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5206 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5207 低成本、电压输出、16位DAC,µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5230 3V/5V、12位、串行电压输出、双路DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5231 3V/5V、12位、串行电压输出、双路DAC,内置电压基准 免费样品  
MAX5234 单电源、3V/5V、电压输出、双路、高精度12位DAC  
MAX5235 单电源、3V/5V、电压输出、双路、高精度12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX525 低功耗、四路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5253 +3V、四路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX526 带有校准的、四路、电压输出、12位DAC  
MAX5264 八通道、14位、电压输出DAC,并行接口,用于ATE  
MAX527 带有校准的、四路、电压输出、12位DAC  
MAX5270A 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MAX5270B 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MAX5290 带缓冲、快速建立、双通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5291 带缓冲、快速建立、双通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX530 +5V、低功耗、并行输入、电压输出、12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5302 低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5306 低功耗、低干扰、八通道、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5307 低功耗、低干扰、八通道、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX531 +5V、低功耗、电压输出、串行12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5312 ±10V、12位、串行、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX532 双路、串行输入、电压输出、乘法、12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5322 ±10V、双通道、12位、串行、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX535 低功耗、13位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5351 低功耗、13位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5352 低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5353 低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX536 校准型、四路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX537 校准型、四路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX538 +5V、低功耗、电压输出、串行12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX539 +5V、低功耗、电压输出、串行12位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5403 双路、256抽头、低漂移、数字电位器,10引脚µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5405 双路、256抽头、低漂移、数字电位器,10引脚µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX541 +5V、串行输入、电压输出16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX542 +5V、串行输入、电压输出16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5420 数字可编程精密分压器,用于PGA 免费样品  
MAX5421 数字可编程精密分压器,用于PGA 免费样品  
MAX543 串行、CMOS、12位乘法DAC,8引脚封装 免费样品  
MAX544 +5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5441 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5442 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5443 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5444 +3V/+5V、串行输入、电压输出、16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX545 +5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX547 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口 免费样品  
MAX5500 低功耗、四路、12位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX551 +3V/+5V、12位、串行、乘法DAC,10引脚µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX552 +3V/+5V、12位、串行、乘法DAC,10引脚µMAX封装 免费样品  
MAX5530 超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5531 超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5532 双路、超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5533 双路、超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5534 双路、超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5535 双路、超低功耗、12位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5541 低成本、+5V、串行输入、电压输出、16位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5544 低成本、+5V、串行输入、电压输出、14位DAC 免费样品  
MAX5580 带缓冲、快速建立、四通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5581 带缓冲、快速建立、四通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC  
MAX5590 带缓冲、快速建立、八通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5591 带缓冲、快速建立、八通道、12/10/8位、电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5621 16位DAC,带有16通道采样/保持输出  
MAX5631 16位DAC,带有32通道采样/保持输出  
MAX5632 16位DAC,带有32通道采样/保持输出  
MAX5633 16位DAC,带有32通道采样/保持输出  
MAX5661 单通道16位DAC,提供电流和电压输出,适用于工业模拟输出模块 免费样品  
MAX5712 12位、低功耗、满摆幅电压输出、串行DAC,SOT23封装 免费样品  
MAX5722 12位、低功耗、双路、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5732 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5733 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5734 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5735 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5742 12位、低功耗、四路、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5762 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口  
MAX5764 32路、16位、电压输出DAC,串行接口  
MAX5773 32路、14位、电压输出DAC,串行接口  
MAX5774 32路、14位、电压输出DAC,串行接口 免费样品  
MAX5775 32路、14位、电压输出DAC,串行接口  
MAX5812 12位、低功耗、2线、串行电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5822 双路、12位、低功耗、2线、串行电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX5839A 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MAX5839B 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MAX5842 四路、12位、低功耗、2线、串行电压输出DAC 免费样品  
MAX6033 超高精度、低压差SOT23系列电压基准 免费样品  
MAX6126 超高精度、超低噪声、串联型电压基准 免费样品  
MAX9910 200kHz、4µA、满摆幅输入/输出运算放大器,带有关断 免费样品  
MAX9913 200kHz、4µA、满摆幅输入/输出运算放大器,带有关断 免费样品  
MAX9914 1MHz、20µA、满摆幅输入/输出运算放大器,带有关断 免费样品  
MAX9917 1MHz、20µA、满摆幅输入/输出运算放大器,带有关断 免费样品  
MX7245 完备的12位、电压输出乘法DAC  
MX7248 完备的12位、电压输出乘法DAC  
MX7521 CMOS、14和12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7531 CMOS、10位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7534 微处理器兼容、14位DAC 免费样品  
MX7535 微处理器兼容、14位DAC 免费样品  
MX7536 微处理器兼容、14位DAC  
MX7537 CMOS、并行装载、双路、12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7538 CMOS、微处理器兼容、14位DAC 免费样品  
MX7541 CMOS、12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7541A CMOS、12位乘法D/A转换器 免费样品  
MX7542 CMOS、12位、微处理器兼容DAC 免费样品  
MX7543 CMOS、12位、串行输入DAC 免费样品  
MX7545 CMOS、缓冲驱动12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7545A CMOS、12位缓冲驱动乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7547 CMOS、并行装载、双路、12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7548 CMOS、8位总线兼容、12位DAC 免费样品  
MX7837 完备的、双路、12位乘法DAC,带有8位总线接口 免费样品  
MX7839 八通道、13位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MX7841 八通道、14位、电压输出DAC,并行接口  
MX7845 完备的12位乘法DAC 免费样品  
MX7847 完备的、双路、12位乘法DAC,带有8位总线接口 免费样品  

EE-Mail 订阅EE-Mail,接收关于您感兴趣的新文档的自动通知。
Download 下载,PDF格式 (210.4kB)  

© Mar 29, 2012, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
The content on this webpage is protected by copyright laws of the United States and of foreign countries. For requests to copy this content, contact us.

APP 4490: Mar 29, 2012
应用笔记4490, AN4490, AN 4490, APP4490, Appnote4490, Appnote 4490