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Stereo Volume Control with Rotary Encoder Interface

Rotary Encoder Interface Uses Gray Scale Encoding to Control Volume and Balance in Audio Applications

Product Details

The MAX5440 dual, 40kΩ logarithmic taper volume control features a debounced up/down interface for use with a simple rotary encoder without using a microcontroller (µC). Each potentiometer has 32 log-spaced tap points with a buffered wiper output and replaces mechanical potentiometers. An integrated bias generator provides the required ((VDD + VSS) / 2) bias voltage, eliminating the need for costly external op-amp circuits in unipolar audio applications. A mode-indicator LED output specifies volume or balance control. Five integrated LED drivers indicate volume level or balance settings, depending on the status of the mode indicator.

The MAX5440 includes debounced pushbutton inputs for mute and mode. The mute input allows a single pushbutton to change between volume control and the -90dB (typ) mute setting. The mode input toggles between volume and balance control. A click-and-pop suppression feature minimizes the audible noise generated by wiper transitions. The MAX5440 provides a nominal temperature coefficient of 35ppm/°C end-to-end and 5ppm/°C, ratiometrically. The MAX5440 is available in a 24-pin SSOP package and is specified for operation over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.

Key Features

  • Logarithmic Taper Volume Control with (31) 2dB Steps
  • Low-Power Wiper Buffers Provide 0.003% THD
  • Single +2.7V to +5.5V or Dual ±2.7V Supply Voltage Operation
  • Low 0.5µA Shutdown Supply Current
  • Integrated Bias Voltage Generator
  • Five-Segment LED Volume/Balance Indicator
  • Clickless Switching
  • 40kΩ End-to-End Fixed Resistance Value
  • Mute Function Toggles to -90dB (typ)
  • Power-On Reset to -12dBFS Wiper Position

Applications/Uses

  • Desktop Speakers
  • Multimedia Docking Stations
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Stereo Volume Control
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Key Features

  • Logarithmic Taper Volume Control with (31) 2dB Steps
  • Low-Power Wiper Buffers Provide 0.003% THD
  • Single +2.7V to +5.5V or Dual ±2.7V Supply Voltage Operation
  • Low 0.5µA Shutdown Supply Current
  • Integrated Bias Voltage Generator
  • Five-Segment LED Volume/Balance Indicator
  • Clickless Switching
  • 40kΩ End-to-End Fixed Resistance Value
  • Mute Function Toggles to -90dB (typ)
  • Power-On Reset to -12dBFS Wiper Position

Applications/Uses

  • Desktop Speakers
  • Multimedia Docking Stations
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Stereo Volume Control

Description

The MAX5440 dual, 40kΩ logarithmic taper volume control features a debounced up/down interface for use with a simple rotary encoder without using a microcontroller (µC). Each potentiometer has 32 log-spaced tap points with a buffered wiper output and replaces mechanical potentiometers. An integrated bias generator provides the required ((VDD + VSS) / 2) bias voltage, eliminating the need for costly external op-amp circuits in unipolar audio applications. A mode-indicator LED output specifies volume or balance control. Five integrated LED drivers indicate volume level or balance settings, depending on the status of the mode indicator.

The MAX5440 includes debounced pushbutton inputs for mute and mode. The mute input allows a single pushbutton to change between volume control and the -90dB (typ) mute setting. The mode input toggles between volume and balance control. A click-and-pop suppression feature minimizes the audible noise generated by wiper transitions. The MAX5440 provides a nominal temperature coefficient of 35ppm/°C end-to-end and 5ppm/°C, ratiometrically. The MAX5440 is available in a 24-pin SSOP package and is specified for operation over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX5440: Typical Operating Circuit MAX5440: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

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