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400ksps/300ksps, Single-Supply, Low-Power, 8-Channel, Serial 12-Bit ADCs with Internal Reference

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The MAX1280/MAX1281 12-bit ADCs combine an 8-channel analog-input multiplexer, high-bandwidth track/hold, and serial interface with high conversion speed and low power consumption. The MAX1280 operates from a single +4.5V to +5.5V supply; the MAX1281 operates from a single +2.7V to +3.6V supply. Both devices' analog inputs are software configurable for unipolar/bipolar and single-ended/pseudo-differential operation.

The 4-wire serial interface connects directly to SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™ devices without external logic. A serial strobe output allows direct connection to TMS320-family digital signal processors. The MAX1280/MAX1281 use an external serial-interface clock to perform successive-approximation analog-to-digital conversions. Both parts feature an internal +2.5V reference and a reference-buffer amplifier with a ±1.5% voltage-adjustment range. An external reference with a 1V to VDD1 range may also be used.

The MAX1280/MAX1281 provide a hard-wired active-low SHDN pin and four software-selectable power modes (normal operation, reduced power, fast power-down, and full power-down). These devices can be programmed to automatically shut down at the end of a conversion or to operate with reduced power. When using the power-down modes, accessing the serial interface automatically powers up the devices, and the quick turn-on time allows them to be powered down between all conversions. This technique can cut supply current to under 100µA at reduced sampling rates.

The MAX1280/MAX1281 are available in 20-pin TSSOP packages. These devices are higher-speed versions of the MAX146/MAX147 (for more information, see the respective data sheet).

Key Features

  • 8-Channel Single-Ended or 4-Channel Pseudo-Differential Inputs
  • Internal Multiplexer and Track/Hold
  • Single-Supply Operation
    • +4.5V to +5.5V (MAX1280)
    • +2.7V to +3.6V (MAX1281)
  • Internal +2.5V Reference
  • 400ksps Sampling Rate (MAX1280)
  • Low Power 2.5mA (400ksps)
    • 1.3mA (Reduced-Power Mode)
    • 0.9mA (Fast Power-Down Mode)
    • 2µA (Full Power-Down)
  • SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE/TMS320-Compatible
    • 4-Wire Serial Interface
  • Software-Configurable Unipolar or Bipolar Inputs
  • 20-Pin TSSOP Package

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Data Acquisition
  • Medical Instruments
  • Pen Digitizers
  • Portable Data Logging
  • Process Control
Parametric specs for Precision ADCs (< 5Msps)
Resolution (bits) (ADC) 12
# Input Channels 8
Conv. Rate (ksps) (max) 300
Data Bus SPI
ADC Architecture SAR
Diff/S.E. Input Both
Internal VREF (V) (nominal) 2.5
External VREF (V) (min) 1
External VREF (V) (max) 3.6
Unipolar VIN (V) (max) 2.5
Bipolar VIN (±V) (max) 1.25
INL (±LSB) 1
Package/Pins TSSOP/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$9.20 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX1280, MAX1280B, MAX1281, MAX1281B: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1280, MAX1280B, MAX1281, MAX1281B: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

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Description

The MAX1280 evaluation system (EV system) is a complete, 8-channel data-acquisition system consisting of a MAX1280 evaluation kit (EV kit), Maxim 68HC16MODULE-DIP microcontroller (µC) module, and USBTO232. The MAX1280 is a high-speed, multi-channel, 12-bit data-acquisition system. Windows® 98/2000/XP-compatible software provides a handy user interface to exercise the MAX1280's features.

Order the complete EV system (MAX1280EVC16) for a comprehensive evaluation of the MAX1280 using a PC. Order the EV kit (MAX1280EVKIT) if the 68HC16MODULE-DIP module has already been purchased with a previous Maxim EV system, or for custom use in other µC-based systems.

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Features

  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Convenient On-Board Test Points
  • Data-Logging Software
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • EV Kit Software Supports Windows 98/2000/XP with RS-232/COM Port
  • EV Kit Software Supports Windows 2000/XP with USB Port

Description

The MAX1280 evaluation system (EV system) is a complete, 8-channel data-acquisition system consisting of a MAX1280 evaluation kit (EV kit), Maxim 68HC16MODULE-DIP microcontroller (µC) module, and USBTO232. The MAX1280 is a high-speed, multi-channel, 12-bit data-acquisition system. Windows® 98/2000/XP-compatible software provides a handy user interface to exercise the MAX1280's features.

Order the complete EV system (MAX1280EVC16) for a comprehensive evaluation of the MAX1280 using a PC. Order the EV kit (MAX1280EVKIT) if the 68HC16MODULE-DIP module has already been purchased with a previous Maxim EV system, or for custom use in other µC-based systems.

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Features

  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Convenient On-Board Test Points
  • Data-Logging Software
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • EV Kit Software Supports Windows 98/2000/XP with RS-232/COM Port
  • EV Kit Software Supports Windows 2000/XP with USB Port

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Precision ADCs (<u><</u> 5Msps)
Resolution (bits) (ADC) 12
# Input Channels 8
Conv. Rate (ksps) (max) 300
Data Bus SPI
ADC Architecture SAR
Diff/S.E. Input Both
Internal VREF (V) (nominal) 2.5
External VREF (V) (min) 1
External VREF (V) (max) 3.6
Unipolar VIN (V) (max) 2.5
Bipolar VIN (±V) (max) 1.25
INL (±LSB) 1
Package/Pins TSSOP/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$9.20 @1k

Key Features

  • 8-Channel Single-Ended or 4-Channel Pseudo-Differential Inputs
  • Internal Multiplexer and Track/Hold
  • Single-Supply Operation
    • +4.5V to +5.5V (MAX1280)
    • +2.7V to +3.6V (MAX1281)
  • Internal +2.5V Reference
  • 400ksps Sampling Rate (MAX1280)
  • Low Power 2.5mA (400ksps)
    • 1.3mA (Reduced-Power Mode)
    • 0.9mA (Fast Power-Down Mode)
    • 2µA (Full Power-Down)
  • SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE/TMS320-Compatible
    • 4-Wire Serial Interface
  • Software-Configurable Unipolar or Bipolar Inputs
  • 20-Pin TSSOP Package

Applications/Uses

  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Data Acquisition
  • Medical Instruments
  • Pen Digitizers
  • Portable Data Logging
  • Process Control

Description

The MAX1280/MAX1281 12-bit ADCs combine an 8-channel analog-input multiplexer, high-bandwidth track/hold, and serial interface with high conversion speed and low power consumption. The MAX1280 operates from a single +4.5V to +5.5V supply; the MAX1281 operates from a single +2.7V to +3.6V supply. Both devices' analog inputs are software configurable for unipolar/bipolar and single-ended/pseudo-differential operation.

The 4-wire serial interface connects directly to SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™ devices without external logic. A serial strobe output allows direct connection to TMS320-family digital signal processors. The MAX1280/MAX1281 use an external serial-interface clock to perform successive-approximation analog-to-digital conversions. Both parts feature an internal +2.5V reference and a reference-buffer amplifier with a ±1.5% voltage-adjustment range. An external reference with a 1V to VDD1 range may also be used.

The MAX1280/MAX1281 provide a hard-wired active-low SHDN pin and four software-selectable power modes (normal operation, reduced power, fast power-down, and full power-down). These devices can be programmed to automatically shut down at the end of a conversion or to operate with reduced power. When using the power-down modes, accessing the serial interface automatically powers up the devices, and the quick turn-on time allows them to be powered down between all conversions. This technique can cut supply current to under 100µA at reduced sampling rates.

The MAX1280/MAX1281 are available in 20-pin TSSOP packages. These devices are higher-speed versions of the MAX146/MAX147 (for more information, see the respective data sheet).

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX1280, MAX1280B, MAX1281, MAX1281B: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1280, MAX1280B, MAX1281, MAX1281B: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

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