MAX5417L, MAX5417M, MAX5417N, MAX5417P

256-Tap, Nonvolatile, I²C-Interface, Digital Potentiometers

Industry's Smallest 256-Tap Digital Potentiometers Fit in a 3mm x 3mm TDFN

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The MAX5417/MAX5418/MAX5419 nonvolatile, linear-taper, digital potentiometers perform the function of a mechanical potentiometer by replacing the mechanics with a simple 2-wire digital interface, allowing communication with multiple devices. Each device performs the same function as a discrete potentiometer or variable resistor and has 256 tap points.

The devices feature an internal, nonvolatile EEPROM used to store the wiper position for initialization during power-up. The fast-mode I²C-compatible serial interface allows communication at data rates up to 400kbps, minimizing board space and reducing interconnection complexity in many applications. Each device is available with one of four factory-preset addresses (see the Ordering Information/Selector Guide in the full data sheet) and features an address input for a total of eight unique address combinations.

The MAX5417/MAX5418/MAX5419 provide three nominal resistance values: 50kΩ (MAX5417), 100kΩ (MAX5418), or 200kΩ (MAX5419). The nominal resistor temperature coefficient is 35ppm/°C end-to-end, and only 5ppm/°C ratiometric. This makes the devices ideal for applications requiring a low-temperature-coefficient variable resistor, such as low-drift, programmable gain-amplifier circuit configurations.

The MAX5417/MAX5418/MAX5419 are available in a 3mm x 3mm 8-pin TDFN package, and are specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
MAX5417, MAX5417L, MAX5417M, MAX5417N, MAX5417P, MAX5418, MAX5419: Functional Diagram MAX5417, MAX5417L, MAX5417M, MAX5417N, MAX5417P, MAX5418, MAX5419: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Power-On Recall of Wiper Position from Nonvolatile Memory
  • Tiny 3mm x 3mm 8-Pin TDFN Package
  • 35ppm/°C End-to-End Resistance Temperature Coefficient
  • 5ppm/°C Ratiometric Temperature Coefficient
  • 50kΩ/100kΩ/200kΩ Resistor Values
  • Fast I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
  • 500nA (typ) Static Supply Current
  • Single-Supply Operation: +2.7V to +5.25V
  • 256 Tap Positions
  • ±0.5 LSB DNL in Voltage-Divider Mode
  • ±0.5 LSB INL in Voltage-Divider Mode
  • EV Kit Available


  • Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) Contrast Control
  • Low-Drift Programmable-Gain Amplifiers
  • Mechanical Potentiometer Replacements
  • Volume Control

See parametric specs for Digital Potentiometers (118)

Part NumberTaperPOTsControl InterfaceWiper MemoryStepsREND-TO-END
Temp. Coeff.
Wiper Resistance
typtypmaxSee Notes
MAX5417 Linear12-Wire SerialNon-Volatile25650503251
$2.08 @1k
MAX5418 100
$2.07 @1k
MAX5419 200
$2.07 @1k

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.

MAX5417LEVCMODU: Evaluation Kit/Evaluation System for the MAX5417_, MAX5418_, and MAX5419_
MAX5417LEVKIT: Evaluation Kit/Evaluation System for the MAX5417_, MAX5418_, and MAX5419_

Technical Documents

App Note 3996 Logging the Linear Digital Potentiometer
Product Reliability Reports: MAX5417L.pdf 
Request Reliability Report for: MAX5417M  MAX5417N  MAX5417P 
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