+3V/+5V, Serial-Input, Voltage-Output, 14-Bit DACs

Ultra Small 14-Bit DAC in a µMAX Package Offers Low-Power Solution

Please check latest availability status for a specific part variant.


The MAX5141—MAX5144 are serial-input, voltage-output, 14-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in tiny µMAX® packages, 50% smaller than comparable DACs in an 8-pin SO. They operate from low +3V (MAX5143/MAX5144) or +5V (MAX5141/MAX5142) single supplies. They provide 14-bit performance (±1 LSB INL and DNL) over temperature without any adjustments. The DAC output is unbuffered, resulting in a low supply current of 120µA and a low offset error of 2 LSBs.

The DAC output range is 0V to VREF. For bipolar operation, matched scaling resistors are provided in the MAX5142/MAX5144 for use with an external precision op amp (such as the MAX400), generating a ±VREF output swing. A 16-bit serial word is used to load data into the DAC latch. The 25MHz, 3-wire serial interface is compatible with SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™, and can interface directly with optocouplers for applications requiring isolation. A power-on reset circuit clears the DAC output to code 0 (MAX5141/MAX5143) or code 8192 (MAX5142/MAX5144) when power is initially applied. A logic low on active-low CLR asynchronously clears the DAC output to code 0 (MAX5141/MAX5143) or code 8192 (MAX5142/MAX5144), independent of the serial interface. The MAX5141/MAX5143 are available in 8-pin µMAX packages and the MAX5142/MAX5144 are available in 10-pin µMAX packages.
MAX5141, MAX5142, MAX5143, MAX5144: Functional Block Diagrams MAX5141, MAX5142, MAX5143, MAX5144: Functional Block Diagrams Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ultra-Small (3mm x 5mm) 8-Pin µMAX Package
  • Low 120µA Supply Current
  • Fast 1µs Settling Time
  • 25MHz SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE-Compatible Serial Interface
  • VREF Range Extends to VDD
  • +5V (MAX5141/MAX5142) or +3V (MAX5143/MAX5144) Single-Supply Operation
  • Full 14-Bit Performance Without Adjustments
  • Unbuffered Voltage Output Directly Drives 60kΩ Loads
  • Power-On Reset Circuit Clears DAC Output to Code 0 (MAX5141/MAX5143) or Code 8192 (MAX5142/MAX5144)
  • Schmitt-Trigger Inputs for Direct Optocoupler Interface
  • Asynchronous Active-Low CLR


  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Resolution and Gain Adjustment
  • Industrial Process Controls
Product Reliability Reports: MAX5144.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

Quality Management System >
Environmental Management System >


Related Resources