10-Bit Voltage-Output DAC in 8-Pin µMAX

Low cost, Single 10-Bit DAC

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The MAX5304 combines a low-power, voltage-output, 10-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and a precision output amplifier in an 8-pin µMAX package. It operates from a single +5V supply, drawing less than 280µA of supply current.

The output amplifier's inverting input is available to the user, allowing specific gain configurations, remote sensing, and high output-current capability. This makes the MAX5304 ideal for a wide range of applications, including industrial process control. Other features include a software shutdown and power-on reset.

The serial interface is SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™ compatible. The DAC has a double-buffered input, organized as an input register followed by a DAC register. A 16-bit serial word loads data into the input register. The DAC register can be updated independently or simultaneously with the input register. All logic inputs are TTL/CMOS-logic compatible and buffered with Schmitt triggers to allow direct interfacing to optocouplers.
MAX5304: Functional Block Diagram MAX5304: Functional Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 10-Bit DAC with Configurable Output Amplifier
  • +5V Single-Supply Operation
  • Low Supply Current
    • 0.28mA Normal Operation
    • 2µA Shutdown Mode
  • Available in 8-Pin µMAX
  • Power-On Reset Clears DAC Output to Zero
  • Schmitt-Trigger Digital Inputs for Direct Optocoupler Interface


  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Microprocessor-Controlled Systems
  • Portable Test Instruments
  • Remote Industrial Controls
Part NumberResolution
ChannelsOutput TypeReferenceINL
InterfaceSupply Range
Supply Range
Settling Time
Package/PinsOper. Temp.
maxminmaxmaxtypSee Notes
MAX5304 101Voltage- BufferedExt.4Serial - SPI4.55.50.410
-40 to +85
0 to +70
$2.24 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
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CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX5304CUA+
  • MAX5304CUA+T
  • MAX5304EUA+
  • MAX5304EUA+T
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