Low-Power, 8-Channel, Serial 12-Bit ADCs
Low-Power, Single-Ended or Differential Multi-Channel, 12-Bit ADC with Bipolar Input Capabilities
The MAX186/MAX188 are 12-bit data-acquisition systems that combine an 8-channel multiplexer, high-bandwidth track/hold, and serial interface together with high conversion speed and ultra-low power consumption. The devices operate with a single +5V supply or dual ±5V supplies. The analog inputs are software configurable for unipolar/bipolar and single-ended/differential operation.
The 4-wire serial interface directly connects to SPI, QSPI™ and MICROWIRE® devices without external logic. A serial strobe output allows direct connection to TMS320 family digital signal processors. The MAX186/MAX188 use either the internal clock or an external serial-interface clock to perform successive-approximation A/D conversions. The serial interface can operate beyond 4MHz when the internal clock is used.
The MAX186 has an internal 4.096V reference while the MAX188 requires an external reference. Both parts have a reference-buffer amplifier that simplifies gain trim.
The MAX186/MAX188 provide a hard-wired active-low SHDN pin and two software-selectable power-down modes. Accessing the serial interface automatically powers up the devices, and the quick turn-on time allows the MAX186/MAX188 to be shut down between every conversion. Using this technique of powering down between conversions, supply current can be cut to under 10µA at reduced sampling rates.
The MAX186/MAX188 are available in 20-pin PDIP and SO packages, and in a shrink small-outline package (SSOP), that occupies 30% less area than an 8-pin PDIP. For applications that call for a parallel interface, see the MAX180/MAX181 data sheet. For anti-aliasing filters, consult the MAX274/MAX275 data sheet.
- 8-Channel Single-Ended or 4-Channel Differential Inputs
- Single +5V or ±5V Operation
- Low Power:
- 1.5mA (Operating Mode)
- 2µA (Power-Down Mode)
- Internal Track/Hold, 133kHz Sampling Rate
- Internal 4.096V Reference (MAX186)
- SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-/TMS320-Compatible 4-Wire Serial Interface
- Software-Configurable Unipolar or Bipolar Inputs
- 20-Pin PDIP, SO, SSOP Packages
- Evaluation Kit Available
- Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
- Battery-Powered Applications
- Data Acquisition
- High-Accuracy Process Control
- Medical Instruments
- Portable Data Logging
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MAX186EVKIT: Evaluation Kit/Evaluation System for the MAX186
Technical DocumentsApp Note 1918 12-Bit ADC Upgrades µC's Internal 8-Bit ADC
App Note 1108 Understanding Single-Ended, Pseudo-Differential and Fully-Differential ADC Inputs
Tutorial 801 Frequently Asked Questions about Data Converters
|Device||Fab Process||Technology||Sample size||Rejects||FIT at 25°C||FIT at 55°C||Material Composition|
|App Note||1918||12-Bit ADC Upgrades µC's Internal 8-Bit ADC|
|App Note||1108||Understanding Single-Ended, Pseudo-Differential and Fully-Differential ADC Inputs|
|Tutorial||801||Frequently Asked Questions about Data Converters|