Precision, 16-Channel/Dual 8-Channel, Low-Voltage, CMOS Analog Multiplexers

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The MAX396/MAX397 low-voltage, CMOS analog multiplexers (muxes) offer low on-resistance (100Ω max), which is matched to within 6Ω between switches and remains flat over the specified signal range (10Ω max). They also offer low leakage over temperature (input off-leakage current less than 1nA at +85°C) and fast switching speeds (transition time less than 250ns). The MAX396 is a 16-channel device, and the MAX397 is a dual 8-channel device.

The MAX396/MAX397 are fabricated with Maxim's low-voltage silicon-gate process. Design improvements yield extremely low charge injection (5pC max) and guarantee electrostatic-discharge (ESD) protection greater than 2000V per Method 3015.7.

These muxes operate with a single +2.7V to +16V supply or with ±2.7V to ±8V dual supplies, while retaining CMOS-logic input compatibility and fast switching. The MAX396/MAX397 are pin compatible with the industry-standard MAX306/MAX307, DG406/DG407, and DG506A/DG507A.

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Key Features

  • Pin Compatible with MAX306/MAX307, DG406/DG407, DG506A/DG507A
  • Single-Supply Operation (+2.7V to +16V)
  • Dual-Supply Operation (±2.7V to ±8V)
  • Low On-Resistance (100Ω max)
  • Guaranteed RON Match Between Channels (6Ω max)
  • Guaranteed RON Flatness over Specified Signal Range (10Ω max)
  • Guaranteed Low Charge Injection (5pC max)
  • Input Off-Leakage Current < 1nA at +85°C
  • Output Off-Leakage Current < 2.5nA at +85°C
  • Low Power Consumption < 10µW
  • TTL/CMOS Compatible


  • Audio-Signal Routing
  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Avionics
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Communication Systems
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Low-Voltage Data Acquisition Systems
  • Sample-and-Hold Circuits

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Product Reliability Reports: MAX396.pdf 
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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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