14-Bit, 4-Channel, Software-Programmable, Multiranging, Simultaneous-Sampling ADC

Industry's Only ADC with Software-Selectable Input Range and Simultaneous-Sampling Reduces Board Space and Offers 14 Bits of Resolution

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The MAX1338 14-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) offers four simultaneously sampled, fully differential input channels, with independent track-and-hold (T/H) circuitry for each channel. The input channels are individually software programmable for input ranges of ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, and ±1.25V. The input channels feature fault tolerance to ±17V. The internal T/H circuits have a 16ns aperture delay and 100ps aperture-delay matching.

A 14-bit parallel bus provides the conversion result with a maximum per-channel output rate of 150ksps (600ksps for all four channels). The MAX1338 has an on-board oscillator and 2.5V internal reference. An external clock and/or reference can also be used.

The MAX1338 operates from a +5V supply for analog inputs and digital core. The device operates from a +2.7V to +5.25V supply for the digital I/O lines. The MAX1338 features two power-saving modes: standby mode and shutdown mode. Standby mode allows rapid wake-up and reduces quiescent current to 4mA (typ), and shut-down mode reduces sleep current to less than 10µA (typ).

The MAX1338 is available in an 8mm x 8mm x 0.8mm, 56-pin, thin QFN package. The device operates over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
MAX1338: Typical Operating Circuit MAX1338: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 150ksps Sample Rate per Channel
  • All Four Input Channels Simultaneously Sampled
    • 16ns Aperture Delay
    • 100ps Aperture-Delay Matching
  • Channel-Independent Software-Selectable Input Range: ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V
  • ±17V Fault-Tolerant Inputs
  • Dynamic Performance at 10kHz Input
    • SNR: 77dB
    • SINAD: 76dB
    • SFDR: 98dBc
    • THD: -83dBc
  • DC Performance
    • INL: ±2 LSB
    • DNL: ±1 LSB
    • Offset Error: ±4 LSB
    • Gain Error: ±0.1% FSR
  • 14-Bit Parallel Interface
  • Internal Clock and Reference Voltage
  • +5V Analog and Digital Supplies
  • +2.7V to +5.25V Digital I/O Supply
  • 56-Pin Thin QFN Package (8mm x 8mm x 0.8mm)


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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
MAX1338 144150SARµP/14Diff. Only2.5231077-831
$90.20 @1k

Pricing Notes:
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