2x4-Channel, Simultaneous-Sampling 12-Bit ADCs

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The MAX115/MAX116 are high-speed, multichannel, 12-bit data-acquisition systems (DAS) with simultaneous track/holds (T/Hs). These devices contain a 12-bit, 2µs, successive-approximation analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a +2.5V reference, a buffered reference input, and a bank of four simultaneous-sampling T/H amplifiers that preserve the relative phase information of the sampled inputs. The MAX115/MAX116 have two multiplexed inputs for each T/H, allowing a total of eight inputs. In addition, the converter is overvoltage tolerant to ±17V. A fault condition on any channel will not damage the IC. Available input ranges are ±5V (MAX115) and ±2.5V (MAX116).

The parallel interface's data access and bus release timing specifications are compatible with most popular digital signal processors and 16-bit/32-bit microprocessors. The MAX115/MAX116 conversion results can be accessed without resorting to wait-states.
MAX115, MAX116: Typical Operating Circuit MAX115, MAX116: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Four Simultaneous-Sampling T/H Amplifiers with Two Multiplexed Inputs (Eight Single-Ended Inputs Total)
  • 2µs Conversion Time per Channel
  • Throughput:
    • 390ksps (1 Channel)
    • 218ksps (2 Channels)
    • 152ksps (3 Channels)
    • 116ksps (4 Channels)
  • Input Range: ±5V (MAX115)
    • ±2.5V (MAX116)
  • Fault-Protected Input Multiplexer (±17V)
  • Internal +2.5V or External Reference Operation
  • Programmable On-Board Sequencer
  • High-Speed Parallel DSP Interface
  • Internal 10MHz Clock


  • Automatic Utility Meter Reading
  • Automotive ABS
  • Industrial Sensor Transmitters/Transducers
  • Motor and Motion Control
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

See parametric specs for Precision ADCs (< 5Msps) (437)

Part NumberResolution
Input Chan.Conv. Rate
ADC ArchitectureData BusDiff/S.E. InputInternal VREF
External VREF
External VREF
Bipolar VIN
ADCmaxnominalminmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX115 128116SARµP/12S.E. Only2.52.42.6572-800.6
$11.82 @1k
MAX116 2.569

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.

MAX115EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX115 and MAX116

Technical Documents

App Note 290 ADCs for Simultaneous Sampling
Request Reliability Report for: MAX116 
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App Note 290 ADCs for Simultaneous Sampling
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Evaluation Board3135MAX115EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX115 and MAX116