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Pin-/Software-Compatible, 16-/12-Bit, Voltage-Output DACs

Industry's Smallest 16-Bit DAC with Pin-Programmable Zero or Midscale Power-Up

Product Details

The MAX5134–MAX5137 is a family of pin-compatible and software-compatible 16-bit and 12-bit DACs. The MAX5134/MAX5135 are low-power, quad 16-/12-bit, buffered voltage-output, high-linearity DACs. The MAX5136/MAX5137 are low-power, dual 16-/12-bit, buffered voltage-output, high-linearity DACs. They use a precision internal reference or a precision external reference for rail-to-rail operation. The MAX5134–MAX5137 accept a wide +2.7V to +5.25V supply-voltage range to accommodate most low-power and low-voltage applications. These devices accept a 3-wire SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE®-/DSP-compatible serial interface to save board space and reduce the complexity of optically isolated and transformer-isolated applications. The digital interface’s double-buffered hardware and software active-low LDAC provide simultaneous output updates. The serial interface features an active-low READY output for easy daisy-chaining of several MAX5134–MAX5137 devices and/or other compatible devices. The MAX5134–MAX5137 include a hardware input to reset the DAC outputs to zero or midscale upon power-up or reset, providing additional safety for applications that drive valves or other transducers that need to be off during power-up. The high linearity of the DACs makes these devices ideal for precision control and instrumentation applications. The MAX5134–MAX5137 are available in an ultra-small (4mm x 4mm), 24-pin TQFN package or a 16-pin TSSOP package. Both packages are specified over the -40°C to +105°C extended industrial temperature range.

Key Features

  • 16-/12-Bit Resolution Available in a 4mm x 4mm, 24-Pin TQFN Package or 16-Pin TSSOP
  • Hardware-Selectable to Zero/Midscale DAC Output on Power-Up or Reset
  • Double-Buffered Input Registers
  • Active-Low LDAC Asynchronously Updates DAC Outputs Simultaneously
  • Active-Low READY Facilitates Daisy Chaining
  • High-Performance 10ppm/°C Internal Reference
  • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
  • Wide +2.7V to +5.25V Supply Range
  • Rail-to-Rail Buffered Output Operation
  • Low Gain Error (Less Than ±0.5%FS) and Offset (Less Than ±10mV)
  • 30MHz 3-Wire SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
  • CMOS-Compatible Inputs with Hysteresis
  • Low-Power Consumption (ISHDN = 2µA max)

Applications/Uses

  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Automatic Tuning
  • Communication Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • Gain and Offset Adjustment
  • Portable Instrumentation
  • Power-Amplifier Control
  • Process Control and Servo Loops
  • Programmable Voltage and Current Sources
Parametric specs for Precision DACs (< 1MHz)
Resolution (bits) 16
# Channels 4
Interface Serial - SPI
Output Type Voltage- Buffered
Reference Int./Ext.
INL (±LSB) (max) 10
Supply Range (V) (min) 2.7
Supply Range (V) (max) 5.5
ICC (mA) (max) 3.6
Settling Time (µs) (typ) 5
Package/Pins TQFN/24
TSSOP/16
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +105
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$7.30 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX5134, MAX5135, MAX5136, MAX5137: Typical Operating Circuit MAX5134, MAX5135, MAX5136, MAX5137: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Design & Development

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Description

The MAX5134 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX5134 quad, 16-bit, low-power digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EV kit also includes Windows® 2000/XP/Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX5134.

The MAX5134 EV kit PCB comes with a MAX5134AGTG+ installed. Contact the factory for free samples of the pin-compatible MAX5135GTG+ (quad, 12-bit DAC), MAX5136AGTG+ (dual, 16-bit DAC), and MAX5137GTG+ (dual, 12-bit DAC) to evaluate these devices.

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Features

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Supports Standard SPI™ Interface
  • USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)
  • USB Powered
  • 8-Pin DAC Output Signal Header
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Lead-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Description

The MAXSPCSPARTAN6+ evaluation kit (EV kit) is designed to facilitate the use of Maxim ADCs and DACs with any evaluation board made for Xilinx® Spartan® 6 series FPGAs. The EV kit contains the MAX11612 and MAX11040 ADCs and two cascaded MAX5135 DACs. The MAX11612 is a very-low-power, 4-channel, 2-wire, 12-bit, SAR ADC. This ADC operates with a 5V supply and has an internal reference of 4.096V.

The MAX11040 is an SPI™-compatible, 4-channel, simultaneous-sampling, cascadable, 24-bit, sigma-delta ADC. The MAX5135 is the industry's smallest, 12-bit, voltage-output DAC.

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Features

  • 12-Bit, 2-/4-Channel, SAR ADC Support (MAX11612)
  • 24-Bit, 4-Channel, Programmable Data Rate, Sigma-Delta ADC Support (MAX11040)
  • 12-Bit, 4-Channel DAC Support (MAX5135)
  • Connects with any Spartan 6 Evaluation Boards Through a Standard FMC VITA-57.1 LPC Connector

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Precision DACs (&lt; 1MHz)
Resolution (bits) 16
# Channels 4
Interface Serial - SPI
Output Type Voltage- Buffered
Reference Int./Ext.
INL (±LSB) (max) 10
Supply Range (V) (min) 2.7
Supply Range (V) (max) 5.5
ICC (mA) (max) 3.6
Settling Time (µs) (typ) 5
Package/Pins TQFN/24
TSSOP/16
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +105
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$7.30 @1k

Key Features

  • 16-/12-Bit Resolution Available in a 4mm x 4mm, 24-Pin TQFN Package or 16-Pin TSSOP
  • Hardware-Selectable to Zero/Midscale DAC Output on Power-Up or Reset
  • Double-Buffered Input Registers
  • Active-Low LDAC Asynchronously Updates DAC Outputs Simultaneously
  • Active-Low READY Facilitates Daisy Chaining
  • High-Performance 10ppm/°C Internal Reference
  • Guaranteed Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
  • Wide +2.7V to +5.25V Supply Range
  • Rail-to-Rail Buffered Output Operation
  • Low Gain Error (Less Than ±0.5%FS) and Offset (Less Than ±10mV)
  • 30MHz 3-Wire SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
  • CMOS-Compatible Inputs with Hysteresis
  • Low-Power Consumption (ISHDN = 2µA max)

Applications/Uses

  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Automatic Tuning
  • Communication Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • Gain and Offset Adjustment
  • Portable Instrumentation
  • Power-Amplifier Control
  • Process Control and Servo Loops
  • Programmable Voltage and Current Sources

Description

The MAX5134–MAX5137 is a family of pin-compatible and software-compatible 16-bit and 12-bit DACs. The MAX5134/MAX5135 are low-power, quad 16-/12-bit, buffered voltage-output, high-linearity DACs. The MAX5136/MAX5137 are low-power, dual 16-/12-bit, buffered voltage-output, high-linearity DACs. They use a precision internal reference or a precision external reference for rail-to-rail operation. The MAX5134–MAX5137 accept a wide +2.7V to +5.25V supply-voltage range to accommodate most low-power and low-voltage applications. These devices accept a 3-wire SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE®-/DSP-compatible serial interface to save board space and reduce the complexity of optically isolated and transformer-isolated applications. The digital interface’s double-buffered hardware and software active-low LDAC provide simultaneous output updates. The serial interface features an active-low READY output for easy daisy-chaining of several MAX5134–MAX5137 devices and/or other compatible devices. The MAX5134–MAX5137 include a hardware input to reset the DAC outputs to zero or midscale upon power-up or reset, providing additional safety for applications that drive valves or other transducers that need to be off during power-up. The high linearity of the DACs makes these devices ideal for precision control and instrumentation applications. The MAX5134–MAX5137 are available in an ultra-small (4mm x 4mm), 24-pin TQFN package or a 16-pin TSSOP package. Both packages are specified over the -40°C to +105°C extended industrial temperature range.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX5134, MAX5135, MAX5136, MAX5137: Typical Operating Circuit MAX5134, MAX5135, MAX5136, MAX5137: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Support & Training

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