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2.7V to 3.6V and 4.5V to 5.5V, Low-Power, 4-/8-/12-Channel, 2-Wire Serial 8-Bit ADCs

Lowest Power, Smallest Area, I²C, 4-/8-/12-Channel ADCs with Internal Reference

Product Details

The MAX11600–MAX11605 low-power, 8-bit, multichannel, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) feature internal track/hold (T/H), voltage reference, clock, and an I²C-compatible 2-wire serial interface. These devices operate from a single supply and require only 350µA at the maximum sampling rate of 188ksps. AutoShutdown™ powers down the devices between conversions, reducing supply current to less than 1µA at low throughput rates. The MAX11600/MAX11601 provide 4 analog input channels each, the MAX11602/MAX11603 provide 8 analog input channels each while the MAX11604/MAX11605 provide 12 analog input channels. The analog inputs are software configurable for unipolar or bipolar and single-ended or pseudo-differential operation.

The full-scale analog input range is determined by the internal reference or by an externally applied reference voltage ranging from 1V to VDD. The MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605 feature a 2.048V internal reference and the MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604 feature a 4.096V internal reference.

The MAX11600/MAX11601 are available in 8-pin SOT23 packages. The MAX11602–MAX11605 are available in 16-pin QSOP packages. The MAX11600–MAX11605 are guaranteed over the extended industrial temperature range (-40°C to +85°C). Refer to the MAX11606–MAX11611 for 10-bit devices and to the MAX11612–MAX11617 for 12-bit devices.

Key Features

  • High-Speed I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
    • 400kHz Fast Mode
    • 1.7MHz High-Speed Mode
  • Single Supply
    • 2.7V to 3.6V (MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605)
    • 4.5V to 5.5V (MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604)
  • Internal Reference
    • 2.048V (MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605)
    • 4.096V (MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604)
  • External Reference: 1V to VDD
  • Internal Clock
  • 4-Channel Single-Ended or 2-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11600/MAX11601)
  • 8-Channel Single-Ended or 4-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11602/MAX11603)
  • 12-Channel Single-Ended or 6-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11604/MAX11605)
  • Internal FIFO with Channel-Scan Mode
  • Low Power
    • 350µA at 188ksps
    • 110µA at 75ksps
    • 8µA at 10ksps
    • 1µA in Power-Down Mode
  • Software Configurable Unipolar/Bipolar
  • Small Packages
    • 8-Pin SOT23 (MAX11600/MAX11601)
    • 16-Pin QSOP (MAX11602–MAX11605)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Test Equipment
  • Handheld Portable Applications
  • Medical Instruments
  • Solar-Powered Remote Systems
  • System Supervision
Parametric specs for Precision ADCs (≤ 5Msps)
Resolution (bits) (ADC) 8
# Input Channels 4
Conv. Rate (ksps) (max) 188
Data Bus I2C
ADC Architecture SAR
Diff/S.E. Input Both
Internal VREF (V) (nominal) 4.096
External VREF (V) (min) 1
External VREF (V) (max) 5.5
Unipolar VIN (V) (max) 4.096
Bipolar VIN (±V) (max) 2.048
INL (±LSB) 1
Package/Pins SOT23/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.07 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX11600, MAX11601, MAX11602, MAX11603, MAX11604, MAX11605: Typical Operating Circuit MAX11600, MAX11601, MAX11602, MAX11603, MAX11604, MAX11605: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Design & Development

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Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

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Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

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Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

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Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

View Details

Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

View Details

Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11617 evaluation system (EV system) includes one master board and one of six EV kit daughter boards. The EV system also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX11600–MAX11617. The MAX116XXI2CMB+ master board connects to a PC USB port and allows the transfer of I²C commands to the corresponding EV kit daughter board.

The EV kit daughter boards are fully assembled and tested PCBs that demonstrate the capabilities of the MAX11600–MAX11617 4-/8-/12-channel, 8-/10-/12-bit, 3V/5V, low-power, high-speed I²C ADCs with internal reference.

Each EV kit daughter board evaluates three different ADCs, but only the ADC referenced in the EV kit daughter board part name is installed on the board. Contact the factory for free samples of the other pin-compatible ADCs to evaluate these devices or to order individual boards.

View Details

Features

  • 4/8/12 ADC Channel Inputs
  • 1.7MHz I²C Interface
  • EV Kit Daughter Board Powered by the Master Board
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Time Domain, Frequency Domain, and Histogram Plotting in the EV System Software
  • Frequency, RMS, Min, Max, and Average DC Calculations in the EV System Software
  • Collects Up to 1 Mega Samples
  • On-Board Voltage Reference
  • USB-PC Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Precision ADCs (≤ 5Msps)
Resolution (bits) (ADC) 8
# Input Channels 4
Conv. Rate (ksps) (max) 188
Data Bus I2C
ADC Architecture SAR
Diff/S.E. Input Both
Internal VREF (V) (nominal) 4.096
External VREF (V) (min) 1
External VREF (V) (max) 5.5
Unipolar VIN (V) (max) 4.096
Bipolar VIN (±V) (max) 2.048
INL (±LSB) 1
Package/Pins SOT23/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$1.07 @1k

Key Features

  • High-Speed I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
    • 400kHz Fast Mode
    • 1.7MHz High-Speed Mode
  • Single Supply
    • 2.7V to 3.6V (MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605)
    • 4.5V to 5.5V (MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604)
  • Internal Reference
    • 2.048V (MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605)
    • 4.096V (MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604)
  • External Reference: 1V to VDD
  • Internal Clock
  • 4-Channel Single-Ended or 2-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11600/MAX11601)
  • 8-Channel Single-Ended or 4-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11602/MAX11603)
  • 12-Channel Single-Ended or 6-Channel Pseudo-Differential (MAX11604/MAX11605)
  • Internal FIFO with Channel-Scan Mode
  • Low Power
    • 350µA at 188ksps
    • 110µA at 75ksps
    • 8µA at 10ksps
    • 1µA in Power-Down Mode
  • Software Configurable Unipolar/Bipolar
  • Small Packages
    • 8-Pin SOT23 (MAX11600/MAX11601)
    • 16-Pin QSOP (MAX11602–MAX11605)

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Test Equipment
  • Handheld Portable Applications
  • Medical Instruments
  • Solar-Powered Remote Systems
  • System Supervision

Description

The MAX11600–MAX11605 low-power, 8-bit, multichannel, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) feature internal track/hold (T/H), voltage reference, clock, and an I²C-compatible 2-wire serial interface. These devices operate from a single supply and require only 350µA at the maximum sampling rate of 188ksps. AutoShutdown™ powers down the devices between conversions, reducing supply current to less than 1µA at low throughput rates. The MAX11600/MAX11601 provide 4 analog input channels each, the MAX11602/MAX11603 provide 8 analog input channels each while the MAX11604/MAX11605 provide 12 analog input channels. The analog inputs are software configurable for unipolar or bipolar and single-ended or pseudo-differential operation.

The full-scale analog input range is determined by the internal reference or by an externally applied reference voltage ranging from 1V to VDD. The MAX11601/MAX11603/MAX11605 feature a 2.048V internal reference and the MAX11600/MAX11602/MAX11604 feature a 4.096V internal reference.

The MAX11600/MAX11601 are available in 8-pin SOT23 packages. The MAX11602–MAX11605 are available in 16-pin QSOP packages. The MAX11600–MAX11605 are guaranteed over the extended industrial temperature range (-40°C to +85°C). Refer to the MAX11606–MAX11611 for 10-bit devices and to the MAX11612–MAX11617 for 12-bit devices.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX11600, MAX11601, MAX11602, MAX11603, MAX11604, MAX11605: Typical Operating Circuit MAX11600, MAX11601, MAX11602, MAX11603, MAX11604, MAX11605: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Support & Training

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Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal.