Dual, 10-Bit, 40MHz, Current/Voltage Simultaneous-Output DACs

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The MAX5180 contains two 10-bit, simultaneous-update, current-output digital-to-analog converters (DACs) designed for superior performance in communications systems requiring analog signal reconstruction with low distortion and low-power operation. The MAX5183 provides equal specifications, with on-chip precision resistors for voltage output operation. The devices are designed for 10pV-s glitch operation to minimize unwanted spurious signal components at the output. An on-board 1.2V bandgap circuit provides a well-regulated, low-noise reference that can be disabled for external reference operation.

The MAX5180/MAX5183 are designed to provide a high level of signal integrity for the least amount of power dissipation. The DACs operate from a single supply of 2.7V to 3.3V. Additionally, these DACs have three modes of operation: normal, low-power standby, and complete shutdown, which provides the lowest possible power dissipation with 1µA (max) shutdown current. A fast wake-up time (0.5µs) from standby mode to full DAC operation conserves power by activating the DACs only when required.

The MAX5180/MAX5183 are packaged in a 28-pin QSOP and are specified for the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range. For lower-resolution, dual 8-bit versions, refer to the MAX5186/MAX5189 data sheet.
MAX5180, MAX5183: Functional Diagram MAX5180, MAX5183: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 2.7V to 3.3V Single-Supply Operation
  • Wide Spurious-Free Dynamic Range: 70dB at fOUT = 2.2MHz
  • Fully Differential Outputs for Each DAC
  • ±0.5% FSR Gain Mismatch
  • ±0.2° Phase Mismatch
  • Low-Current Standby or Full-Shutdown Modes
  • Internal 1.2V Low-Noise Bandgap Reference
  • Small 28-Pin QSOP Package


  • Arbitrary Waveform Generation (AWG)
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • Imaging
  • Signal Reconstruction of I and Q Transmit
  • Signals

See parametric specs for High-Speed DACs (48)

Part NumberResolution
@ fOUT@ fOUTSee Notes
MAX5180 1040270 @ 2.2MHz-68 @ 2.2MHz0.50.520.7Parallel3
$5.44 @1k
$4.89 @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.

MAX5183EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX5180, MAX5182, MAX5183, MAX5185, MAX5186, MAX5188, MAX5189, and MAX5191
Product Reliability Reports: MAX5180.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.

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