+5V Single-Supply, 1Msps, 16-Bit Self-Calibrating ADC

Lowest-Latency (4 Clock Cycles) 16-Bit 1Msps ADC Has Excellent Dynamic Performance

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The MAX1200 16-bit, monolithic, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is capable of conversion rates up to 1Msps. This CMOS integrated circuit uses a fully differential, pipelined architecture with digital error correction and a short self-calibration to ensure 16-bit linearity at full sample rates. An on-chip track/hold (T/H) maintains superb dynamic performance up to the Nyquist frequency. The MAX1200 operates from a single +5V supply.

The fully differential inputs allow an input swing of ±VREF. The reference is also differential with the positive reference (RFPF) typically connected to +4.096V and the negative reference (RFNF) connected to analog ground. Additional sensing pins (RFPS, RFNS) are provided to compensate for any resistive divider action that may occur. A single-ended input is also possible using two operational amplifiers.

Power dissipation is typically only 273mW at +5V, at a sampling rate of 1Msps. The device employs a CMOS-compatible, 16-bit parallel, two's complement output data format. For a higher sampling speed (up to 2.2Msps) but lower resolution (14-bit), select the MAX1201, a pin-compatible version of the MAX1200.

The MAX1200 is available in an MQFP package and operates over the commercial (0°C to +70°C) and extended-industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges.

Key Features

  • Monolithic 16-Bit, 1Msps A/D Converter
  • Single +5V Supply
  • ±VREF Differential Input Voltage Range
  • 87dB SNR for fIN = 100kHz
  • 91dB SFDR for fIN = 100kHz
  • 273mW Low-Power Dissipation
  • ±0.5LSB Differential Nonlinearity Error
  • Three-State, Two's Complement Output Data
  • On-Demand Self-Calibration
  • Pin-Compatible 14-Bit Versions Available (1Msps MAX1205, 2.2Msps MAX1201)


  • Communication Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Resolution Imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Scanners

Technical Documents

Tutorial 1023 Understanding Pipelined ADCs
Tutorial 634 Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
Product Reliability Reports: MAX1200.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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Related Resources

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Tutorial 1023 Understanding Pipelined ADCs
Tutorial 634 Pipeline ADCs Come of Age