+3V/+5V, Serial-Input, Voltage-Output, 16-Bit DACs

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The MAX5441–MAX5444 are serial-input, voltage-output, 16-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in tiny µMAX® packages, 50% smaller than comparable DACs in 8-pin SOs. They operate from low +3V (MAX5443/MAX5444) or +5V (MAX5441/MAX5442) single supplies. They provide 16-bit performance (±2 LSB INL and ±1 LSB DNL) over temperature without any adjustments. Unbuffered DAC outputs result in a low supply current of 120µA and a low offset error of 2 LSB.

The DAC output ranges from 0 to VREF. For bipolar operation, matched scaling resistors are provided in the MAX5442/MAX5444 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 (MAX5441/MAX5443) or code 32768 (MAX5442 /MAX5444) when power is initially applied.

A logic low on active-low CLR asynchronously clears the DAC output to code 0 (MAX5441/MAX5443) or code 32768 (MAX5442/MAX5444) independent of the serial interface.

The MAX5441/MAX5443 are available in 8-pin µMAX packages. The MAX5442/MAX5444 are available in 10-pin µMAX packages.

MAX5441, MAX5442, MAX5443, MAX5444: Functional Block Diagrams MAX5441, MAX5442, MAX5443, MAX5444: 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 (MAX5441/MAX5442) or +3V (MAX5443/MAX5444) Single-Supply Operation
  • Full 16-Bit Performance Without Adjustments
  • Unbuffered Voltage Output Directly Drives 60kΩ Loads
  • Power-On Reset Circuit Clears DAC Output to Code 0 (MAX5441/MAX5443) or Code 32768 (MAX5442/MAX5444)
  • Schmitt-Trigger Inputs for Direct Optocoupler Interface
  • Asynchronous Active-Low CLR


  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Resolution Offset and Gain Adjustment
  • Industrial Process Controls

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.

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