Without supervisors, how would you know for certain that your system is running as it should? Without sensors, how would you ensure that your board won’t overheat or that your design won’t suffer from overcurrent or undercurrent?
Analog chips are more than reliable building blocks for many designs. They help make your design more robust. By choosing the right components for your application, you can be the hero on your project team.
Let’s take a closer look at a few heroes of analog.
By monitoring critical electronic loads in microcontrollers, microprocessors, FPGAs, ASICs, and other controlling components, supervisors play an integral role in many electronic designs. When your design powers up, a supervisor ensures that the voltage is at an acceptable level before the processor can move to the next step. The device continues to monitor loads while the design is running. When the device detects that a voltage level is out of a normal range for a given application, it alerts the microprocessor to reset. Sequencers take that function even further by sequentially and smoothly ramping multiple voltages in a complex system. Watchdog products supervise microprocessor activity and indicate when the system is not working properly. Push-button controllers allow for push buttons and additional features to be added to your design, so you can finish your design strong.
|MAX16050, MAX16051||Voltage Monitors/Sequencer Circuits with Reverse-Sequencing Capability||Learn more|
|MAX16072–MAX16074||nanoPower µP Supervisory Circuits in a 4-Bump Chip-Scale Package||Learn more|
|MAX6365||SOT23, Low-Power µP Supervisory Circuits with Battery Backup and Chip-Enable Gating||Learn more|
|MAX6369–MAX6374||Pin-Selectable Watchdog Timers||Learn more|
|MAX6895||Ultra-Small, Adjustable Sequencing/Supervisory Circuits||Learn more|
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Interface products are adept at managing a variety of signal types. For example, consider the design of drones, industrial controllers, and automotive sub-systems, where each system runs on the same communications bus, but each also has a different priority. Protocol-specific redrivers and equalizers enhance link performance and system reliability. In addition to signal translation, interface products provide interconnection, voltage protection, current protection, and electrical isolation. Level translators play the role of shifting voltages, especially if two different bus voltages were overlooked earlier in the design. Use a level translator to finish strong.
ISM: Integrated industrial/scientific/medical radio frequency products
|MAX7032||Low-Cost, Crystal-Based, Programmable ASK/FSK Transceiver||Learn more|
|MAX7034||315MHz/434MHz ASK Superheterodyne Receiver||Learn more|
|MAX7037||Sub-1GHz, Ultra-Low-Power RF ISM Transceiver||Learn more|
|MAX7044||300MHz to 450MHz High-Efficiency, Crystal-Based +13dBm ASK Transmitter||Learn more|
CAN: Control Area Network transceivers with integrated protection
|MAX13054A||+5V, 2Mbps CAN Transceiver with ±65V Fault Protection, ±25V CMR, and ±25kV ESD||Learn more|
|MAX13053E||High-Speed CAN Transceivers with ±80V Fault Protection||Learn more|
|MAX3051||+3.3V, 1Mbps, Low-Supply-Current CAN Transceiver||Learn more|
RS-485/RS-422: Differential network interface for industrial applications
|MAX13089||+5.0V, ±15kV ESD-Protected, Fail-Safe, Hot-Swap, RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers||Learn more|
|MAX13442||±15kV ESD-Protected, ±80V Fault-Protected, Fail-Safe RS-485/J1708 Transceivers||Learn more|
|MAX14780||+5.0V, ±30kV ESD-Protected, Fail-Safe, Hot-Swap, RS-485/RS-422 Transceiver||Learn more|
|MAX3440/MAX3441||±15kV ESD-Protected, ±60V Fault-Protected, 10Mbps, Fail-Safe RS-485/J1708 Transceivers||Learn more|
|MAX3483AE||+3.3V-Powered, ±20kV ESD-Protected, 20Mbps and Slew-Rate-Limited RS-485/RS-422 Transceivers||Learn more|
|MAX11102/MAX11103/MAX11105||2Msps/3Msps, Low-Power, Serial 12-/10-/8-Bit ADCs||Learn more|
|MAX11128–MAX11132||1Msps, Low-Power, Serial 12-/10-/8-Bit, 4-/8-/16-Channel ADCs||Learn more|
|MAX11270||4-Bit, 10mW, 130dB SNR, 64ksps Delta-Sigma ADC with Integrated PGA||Learn more|
|MAX1300–MAX1303||8- and 4-Channel, ±3 x VREF Multirange Inputs, Serial 16-Bit ADCs||Learn more|
|MAX11666||500ksps, Low-Power, Serial 12-/10-/8-Bit ADCs||Learn more|
|MAX5214/MAX5216||14-/16-Bit, Low-Power, Buffered Output, Rail-to-Rail DACs with SPI Interface||Learn more|
|MAX5717/MAX5719||16- and 20-Bit Voltage DACs||Learn more|
|MAX5825||Ultra-Small, Octal Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and I2C Interface||Learn more|
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Sensors are reliable components that provide useful measurements and help ensure that your design is functioning properly. For example, in systems operating in harsh environments, temperature sensors guard against board overheating. When measuring signals, op amps and voltage references provide a higher level of signal integrity. Current-sense amps watch over power consumption, helping to prevent overcurrent or undercurrent. Comparators ensure that batteries in devices like wearables operate within their output ranges.
|DS18B20||Programmable Resolution 1-Wire Digital Thermometer||Learn more|
|DS1631||High-Precision Digital Thermometer and Thermostat||Learn more|
|MAX31855||Cold-Junction Compensated Thermocouple-to-Digital Converter||Learn more|
|MAX31856||Precision Thermocouple to Digital Converter with Linearization||Learn more|
|MAX31875||Low-Power I2C Temperature Sensor in WLP Package||Learn more|
|MAX9017/MAX9018||SOT23, Dual, Precision, 1.8V, nanoPower Comparators With/Without Reference||Learn more|
|MAX9031||Low-Cost, Ultra-Small, Single/Dual/Quad Single-Supply Comparators||Learn more|
|MAX9061/MAX9064||Ultra-Small, nanoPower Single Comparators in 4-Bump UCSP and 5 SOT23||Learn more|
|MAX999||Single/Dual/Quad, Ultra-High-Speed, +3V/+5V, Beyond-the-Rails Comparators||Learn more|
|MAX40007||nanoPower Op Amp in Ultra-Tiny WLP and SOT23 Packages||Learn more|
|MAX4230||High-Output-Drive, 10MHz, 10V/µs, Rail-to-Rail I/O Op Amps with Shutdown in SC70||Learn more|
|MAX4372||Low-Cost, UCSP/SOT23, Micropower, High-Side Current-Sense Amplifier with Voltage Output||Learn more|
|MAX44241/MAX44243/MAX44246||36V, Low-Noise, Precision, Single/Quad/Dual Op Amps||Learn more|
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The beauty of timing devices lies in their predictability. Consider real-time clocks (RTCs), which are already integrated into microcontrollers. What if the system has to operate in a harsh or rugged environment, which could affect the operation of the clock? In these situations, a discrete RTC can deliver the timing accuracy needed even under conditions involving wide temperature swings. Such a device can also operate when the power of the main device is off by drawing power from an auxiliary battery or supercapacitor. RTCs with MEMS oscillators are extremely robust because they don’t have the sensitive crystal oscillators which can crack under rough conditions. MEMS oscillators are temperature-compensated for high accuracy and they’re tolerant to shock and vibration. They’re also smaller than crystal oscillators and consume very little power—ideal for applications such as factory automation equipment or wearables. Strengthen your design by adding a timing device.
|DS3231M||±5ppm, I2C Real-Time Clock||Learn more|
|DS1090||Low-Frequency, Spread-Spectrum EconOscillator||Learn more|
|DS1338||I2C RTC with 56-Byte NV RAM||Learn more|
|DS1340||I2C RTC with Trickle Charger||Learn more|
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