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MAX5550 Dual, 10-Bit, Programmable, 30mA High-Output-Current DAC
The MAX5550 dual, 10-bit, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) features high-output-current capabil...
  • Pin-Selectable I²C- or SPI-Compatible Interface
  • Guaranteed Low Output Leakage Current in Shutdown (±1µA max)
  • Guaranteed Monotonic over Extended Temperature Range
  • Dual Outputs for Balanced Systems
  • Current Outputs Source Up to 30mA per DAC
  • Parallelable Outputs for 60mA Applications
  • Output Stable with RF Filters
  • Internal or External Reference Capability
  • Digital Output (DOUT) Available for Daisy Chaining in SPI Mode
  • +2.7V to +5.25V Single-Supply Operation
  • 16-Pin (3mm x 3mm) Thin QFN Package
  • Programmable Output Current Range Set by Software and Adjustment Resistor
MAX5825 Ultra-Small, Octal Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and I2C Interface
The MAX5823/MAX5824/MAX5825 8-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analo...
  • Eight High-Accuracy DAC Channels
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustment
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
    • Independent Mode Settings for Each DAC
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 4.5µs Settling Time
    • Outputs Directly Drive 2kΩ Loads
  • Small 6.5mm × 4.4mm 20-Pin TSSOP or Ultra-Small 2.5mm × 2.3mm 20-Bump WLP Package
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Separate 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO Power-Supply Input
  • Fast 400kHz I2C-Compatible, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • Pin-Selectable Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale or Midscale DAC Output
  • Active-Low LDAC and Active-Low CLR For Asynchronous DAC Control
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances
    • 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
MAX5715 Ultra-Small, Quad-Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and SPI Interface
The MAX5713/MAX5714/MAX5715 4-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analo...
  • Four High-Accuracy DAC Channels
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustment
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
    • Independent Mode Settings for Each DAC
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 4.5µs Settling Time
    • Outputs Directly Drive 2kΩ Loads
  • Small 5mm x 4.4mm 14-Pin TSSOP or Ultra-Small 1.6mm x 2.2mm 12-Bump WLP Package
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Separate 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO Power-Supply Input
  • 50MHz 3-Wire SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface with Active-Low RDY Output
  • Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale DAC Output
  • Active-Low LDAC and Active-Low CLR For Asynchronous Control
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances
    • 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
MAX5216 14-/16-Bit, Low-Power, Buffered Output, Rail-to-Rail DACs with SPI Interface
The MAX5214/MAX5216 are pin-compatible, 14-bit and 16-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs). T...
  • Low-Power Consumption (80µA max)
  • 14-/16-Bit Resolution in a 3mm x 5mm, 8-Pin µMAX Package
  • Relative Accuracy
    • ±0.40 LSB INL (MAX5214, 14-Bit typ, ±1 LSB max)
    • ±1.2 LSB INL (MAX5216, 16-Bit typ, ±4 LSB max)
  • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Ranges
  • Low Gain and Offset Error
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Rail-to-Rail Buffered Output Operation
  • Safe Power-On Reset (POR) to Zero DAC Output
  • Fast 50MHz, 3-Wire, SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Schmitt-Trigger Inputs for Direct Optocoupler Interface
  • Asynchronous Active-Low CLR Clears DAC Output to Code 0
  • High Reference Input Resistance for Power Reduction
  • Buffered Voltage Output Directly Drives 10kΩ Loads
MAX5854 Dual, 10-Bit, 165Msps, Current-Output DAC
The MAX5854 dual, 10-bit, 165Msps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) provides superior dynamic pe...
  • 10-Bit, 165Msps Dual DAC
  • Low Power
    • 190mW with IFS = 20mA at fCLK = 165MHz
  • 2.7V to 3.6V Single Supply
  • Full Output Swing and Dynamic Performance at 2.7V Supply
  • Superior Dynamic Performance
    • 73dBc SFDR at fOUT = 40MHz
    • UMTS ACLR = 65.5dB at fOUT = 30.7MHz
  • Programmable Channel Gain Matching
  • Integrated 1.24V Low-Noise Bandgap Reference
  • Single-Resistor Gain Control
  • Interleaved Data Mode
  • Single-Ended and Differential Clock Input Modes
  • Miniature 40-Pin TQFN Package, 6mm x 6mm
  • EV Kit Available—MAX5854 EV Kit
MAX22000 Industrial Configurable Analog I/O
The MAX22000 is an industrial-grade configurable analog input/output device that can be configur...
  • Accurate
    • AOVM Mode:
      • 0.02%FSR Accuracy, Room Temp
      • 0.1%FSR Accuracy, ±50°C Temp Variation
    • 5ppm/°C Internal Reference
  • Flexible
    • 6 Analog Inputs/1 Analog Output Using Software Configurable Voltage and Current
    • Two Auxiliary ADC Inputs for Cold Junction Measurements
    • RTD Input Mode in 2, 3, or 4-Wire Configurations
    • Thermocouple Input Mode
    • ±12.5V Input/Output Voltage Range
    • ±25mA or ±2.5mA Output Current Range
    • ±25V, ±2.5V, ±500mV, ±250mV, and ±125mV PGA Input Voltage Ranges
    • +24V Field Supply for Current Loop
    • Optional External Reference for ADC and/or DAC
    • Six GPIOs
    • 20MHz SPI Interface
  • Robust
    • ±36V Protection on All Analog I/O Ports
    • Overcurrrent Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown
    • Undervoltage Interrupt on All High Voltage Supplies
    • CRC Detection
    • Open Detection on All Analog Inputs
    • 2kV HBM Protection on All Pins
  • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
  • Small 9mm x 9.5mm 64-Pin LGA Package
MAX5861 DOCSIS 3.1 High-Density SCQAM and OFDM Downstream Cable Modulator
The MAX5861 is an integrated, high-density, SCQAM and OFDM downstream cable modulator, digital u...
  • High-Density Cable Downstream Modulator
    • Combine Up to Six 192MHz Blocks of 32 x 6MHz SCQAM Channels and DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM Channels
    • Integrated 14-Bit 4.9152Gsps RF-DAC
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • ITU-T J.83 Annex A, B, and C SCQAM Channels
    • IFFT Processing D3.1 OFDM Channels
    • LVDS or SSTL 1.2/1.5 DDR Data Ports
    • One 10-Bit SCQAM Port with 160-Channel Capacity
    • Two 9-Bit OFDM Ports with 6 OFDM-Channel Capacity
    • Channel Bandwidths:
    • 1MHz to 8MHz SCQAM
    • 24MHz/48MHz/96MHz/192MHz OFDM
    • 192MHz IFFT Bypass Mode
    • Full SCQAM Agility within 192MHz Block
    • Block Agility within 1218MHz Output Bandwidth
  • Additional Features Ease RF Design
    • Programmable Digital Predistortion
    • High Output Power: 9dBm (Peak CW)
  • Low-Power, Compact Solution
    • 5.9W with 128 SCQAMs + 2 OFDM Channels
    • Operating Temperature Range TA = -40°C to TJ = +110°C
    • 12mm x 18mm, 308-Ball LFBGA
MAX5823 Ultra-Small, Octal Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and I2C Interface
The MAX5823/MAX5824/MAX5825 8-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analo...
  • Eight High-Accuracy DAC Channels
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustment
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
    • Independent Mode Settings for Each DAC
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 4.5µs Settling Time
    • Outputs Directly Drive 2kΩ Loads
  • Small 6.5mm × 4.4mm 20-Pin TSSOP or Ultra-Small 2.5mm × 2.3mm 20-Bump WLP Package
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Separate 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO Power-Supply Input
  • Fast 400kHz I2C-Compatible, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • Pin-Selectable Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale or Midscale DAC Output
  • Active-Low LDAC and Active-Low CLR For Asynchronous DAC Control
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances
    • 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
MAX5824 Ultra-Small, Octal Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and I2C Interface
The MAX5823/MAX5824/MAX5825 8-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analo...
  • Eight High-Accuracy DAC Channels
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustment
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
    • Independent Mode Settings for Each DAC
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 4.5µs Settling Time
    • Outputs Directly Drive 2kΩ Loads
  • Small 6.5mm × 4.4mm 20-Pin TSSOP or Ultra-Small 2.5mm × 2.3mm 20-Bump WLP Package
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Separate 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO Power-Supply Input
  • Fast 400kHz I2C-Compatible, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • Pin-Selectable Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale or Midscale DAC Output
  • Active-Low LDAC and Active-Low CLR For Asynchronous DAC Control
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances
    • 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
MAX11301 PIXI, 20-Port Programmable Mixed-Signal I/O with 12-Bit ADC, 12-Bit DAC, Analog Switches, and GPIO
The MAX11301 integrates a PIXI™, 12-bit, multichannel, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a 1...
  • 20 Configurable Mixed-Signal Ports Maximize Design Flexibility Across Platforms
    • Up to 20 12-Bit ADC Inputs
      • Single-Ended, Differential, or Pseudo-Differential
      • Range Options: 0 to 2.5V, ±5V, 0 to +10V, -10V to 0V
      • Programmable Sample Averaging Per ADC Port
      • Unique Voltage Reference for Each ADC PIXI Port
    • Up to 20 12-Bit DAC Outputs
      • Range Options: ±5V, 0 to +10V, -10V to 0V
      • 25mA Current Drive Capability with Overcurrent Protection
    • Up to 20 General-Purpose Digital I/Os
      • 0 to +5V GPI Input Range
      • 0 to +2.5V GPI Programmable Threshold Range
      • 0 to +10V GPO Programmable Output Range
      • Logic-Level Shifting Between Any Two Pins
    • 60Ω Analog Switch Between Adjacent PIXI Ports
    • Internal/External Temperature Sensors, ±1°C Accuracy
  • Adapts to Specific Application Requirements and Allows for Easy Reconfiguration as System Needs Change
  • Configurability of Functions Enables Optimized PCB Layout
  • Reduces BOM Cost with Fewer Components in Small Footprint
    • 36mm² 40-Pin TQFN
    • 49mm² 48-Pin TQFP
MAX5717 16- and 20-Bit Voltage DACs
The MAX5717 and MAX5719 are serial-input, unbuffered 16 and 20-bit voltage-output unipolar digit...
  • 16 and 20-Bit resolution
  • 1LSB INL (Max, 16-bit)
  • ±0.5 LSB DNL (Max, 16-Bit)
  • 750ns Settling Time (typ)
  • 0.05 nV-sec Glitch Energy
  • 6nv/√Hz Output Noise Density
  • Integrated ±0.025% (max) Bipolar Setting Resistors
  • 4.5V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • 4.0V to VDD Reference Input Range
  • Safe Power-Up Reset-to-Zero-Scale DAC Output (Unipolar)
  • 50MHz 3-Wire SPI Interface
  • -40°C to +105°C Operating Temperature Range.
  • SO-14 Package
MAX5719 16- and 20-Bit Voltage DACs
The MAX5717 and MAX5719 are serial-input, unbuffered 16 and 20-bit voltage-output unipolar digit...
  • 16 and 20-Bit resolution
  • 1LSB INL (Max, 16-bit)
  • ±0.5 LSB DNL (Max, 16-Bit)
  • 750ns Settling Time (typ)
  • 0.05 nV-sec Glitch Energy
  • 6nv/√Hz Output Noise Density
  • Integrated ±0.025% (max) Bipolar Setting Resistors
  • 4.5V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • 4.0V to VDD Reference Input Range
  • Safe Power-Up Reset-to-Zero-Scale DAC Output (Unipolar)
  • 50MHz 3-Wire SPI Interface
  • -40°C to +105°C Operating Temperature Range.
  • SO-14 Package
MAX5850 14-Bit 3.072Gsps RF DAC
The MAX5850 is a 14-Bit, 3.072Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and can directly synthesize...
  • Simplifies RF Design and Enables New Communication Architectures
    • Enables Multi-Band RF Modulation
  • Direct RF Synthesis of 1.5GHz Bandwidth
    • 3.072Gsps DAC Output Update Rate
    • High-Performance 14-Bit RF DAC Core
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • 6-Lane JESD204B Input Data Interface
    • 10.24Gbps Serial Data Rate
    • Subclass-0 Compliant
    • Divided Reference Clock Output
    • SPI Interface for Device Configuration
MAX5882 14-Bit, 4.6Gsps Cable Downstream Direct RF Synthesis DAC
The MAX5882 14-bit, 4.6Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is designed for direct RF synthesi...
  • 4.6Gsps Output Update Rate
    • Direct RF Synthesis from 47MHz to 1003MHz
    • No Aliasing of HD3 into Cable Band
  • Industry-Leading DOCSIS 3.0 Performance Noise Floor
    • -70dBc at fOUT = 900MHz, 8 Channel (256 QAM)
    • -66dBc at fOUT = 900MHz, 16 Channel (256 QAM)
    • -62dBc at fOUT = 900MHz, 32 Channel (256 QAM)
    • -57dBc at fOUT = 500MHz, 128 Channel (256 QAM)
  • High Output Power 9dBm (CW)
    • Enables Low Solution Power
  • 4:1 Multiplexed LVDS Inputs
    • Up to 1150Mwps Each Port
    • Double Data Rate (DDR) Mode
  • On-Chip DLL for Input Data Synchronization
  • Parity Error Flag
  • Internal 50Ω Differential Output Termination
  • Input Register Scan Mode
  • Compact 17mm × 17mm, 256 CSBGA Package
  • Evaluation Kit Available (Order MAX5882EVKIT+)
DS4424 Two-/Four-Channel, I²C, 7-Bit Sink/Source Current DAC
The DS4422 and DS4424 contain two or four I²C programmable current DACs that are each capable of...
  • Two (DS4422) or Four (DS4424) Current DACs
  • Full-Scale Current 50µA to 200µA
  • Full-Scale Range for Each DAC Determined by External Resistors
  • 127 Settings Each for Sink and Source Modes
  • I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Two Address Input Pins Allow Four Devices on Same I²C Bus
  • Low Cost
  • Small Package (14-Pin, 3mm x 3mm TDFN)
  • -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Operating Range
DS4422 Two-/Four-Channel, I²C, 7-Bit Sink/Source Current DAC
The DS4422 and DS4424 contain two or four I²C programmable current DACs that are each capable of...
  • Two (DS4422) or Four (DS4424) Current DACs
  • Full-Scale Current 50µA to 200µA
  • Full-Scale Range for Each DAC Determined by External Resistors
  • 127 Settings Each for Sink and Source Modes
  • I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Two Address Input Pins Allow Four Devices on Same I²C Bus
  • Low Cost
  • Small Package (14-Pin, 3mm x 3mm TDFN)
  • -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Operating Range
MAX11262 14-Bit, 500ksps, +5V Unipolar Input, SAR ADC, in Tiny 10-Pin µMAX
The MAX11262 is a 14-bit, 500ksps, +5V unipolar pseudo-differential input SAR ADC offering excel...
  • High DC/AC Accuracy Improves Measurement Quality
    • 14-Bit Resolution with No Missing Codes
    • 500ksps Throughput Rates without Pipeline Delay/Latency
    • 85.4dB SNR and -102dB THD at 10kHz
    • 0.1 LSBRMSTransition Noise
    • ±0.12 LSB DNL (typ) and ±0.2 LSB INL (typ)
  • Wide Supply Range and Low Power Simplify Power-Supply Design
    • 5V Analog Supply
    • 2.3V to 5V Digital Supply
    • 23.5mW Power Consumption at 500ksps
    • 10µA in Shutdown Mode
  • Multi-Industry Standard Serial Interface and Small Package Reduce Size
    • SPI/QSPI™/MICROWIRE®/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
    • 3mm x 5mm, Tiny 10-Pin µMAX Package
MAX5712 Low-Power, 12-Bit, Rail-to-Rail Voltage-Output Serial DAC in SOT23
The MAX5712 is a small footprint, low-power, 12-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that opera...
  • Wide -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range
  • Low 85µA Supply Current
  • Ultra Low 0.3µA Power-Down Supply Current
  • Single +2.7V to +5.5V Supply Voltage
  • Fast 20MHz 3-Wire SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE and DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Schmitt-Triggered Inputs for Direct Interfacing to Optocouplers
  • Rail-to-Rail Output Buffer
  • Tiny 6-Pin SOT23 Package
  • Power-On Reset to 0V
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances (100kΩ, 1kΩ, Hi-Z)
MAX11154 18-Bit, 500ksps, 0 to 5V SAR ADC with Internal Reference in TDFN
The MAX11154 18-bit, 500ksps, SAR ADC offers excellent AC and DC performance with unipolar input...
  • High DC/AC Accuracy Improves Measurement Quality
    • 18-Bit Resolution with No Missing Codes
    • 500ksps Throughput Rates without Pipeline Delay/Latency
    • 93.8dB SNR and -105dB THD at 10kHz
    • 1.7 LSBRMS Transition Noise
    • ±0.6 LSB DNL (typ) and ±2 LSB INL (typ)
  • Highly Integrated ADC Saves Cost and Space
    • ±7ppm/°C Internal Reference
    • Internal Reference Buffer
  • Wide Supply Range and Low Power Simplify Power-Supply Design
    • 5V Analog Supply
    • 2.3V to 5V Digital Supply
    • 23.6mW Power Consumption with External Reference at 500ksps
    • 10µA in Shutdown Mode
  • Multi-Industry Standard Serial Interface and Small Package Reduce Size
    • SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE®/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
    • 3mm x 3mm Tiny 12-Pin TDFN Package
MAX5805 Ultra-Small, Single-Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output Voltage DACs with Internal Reference and I2C Interface
The MAX5803/MAX5804/MAX5805 single-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-...
  • Single High-Accuracy DAC Channel
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustments
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 6.3µs Settling Time
    • Output Directly Drives 2kΩ Loads
  • Small, 10-Pin, 2mm x 3mm TDFN and 3mm x 5mm µMAX Packages
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Flexible 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO
  • Fast 400kHz, I2C-Compatible, 2-Wire Serial Interface with Readback
  • Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale DAC Output
  • User-Configurable Asynchronous I/O Functions: Active-Low CLR, Active-Low LDAC, Active-Low GATE
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances: 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
  • Low 155µA DAC Supply Current at 3V

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