Ultra-Small, Dual-Channel, 8-/10-/12-Bit Buffered Output DACs with Internal Reference and SPI Interface

Feature-Rich, 2-Channel DAC Family with Internal Voltage Reference and SPI Interface

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The MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 2-channel, low-power, 8-/10-/12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analog converters (DACs) include output buffers and an internal reference that is selectable to be 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V. The MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 accept a wide supply voltage range of 2.7V to 5.5V with extremely low power (1.5mW) consumption to accommodate most low-voltage applications. A precision external reference input allows rail-to-rail operation and presents a 100kΩ (typ) load to an external reference.

The MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 have an a 50MHz 3-wire SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE®/DSP-compatible serial interface. The DAC output is buffered and has a low supply current of less than 250µA (max) per channel and a low offset error of ±0.5mV (typ). On power-up, the MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 reset the DAC outputs to zero, providing additional safety for applications that drive valves or other transducers which need to be off on power-up. The internal reference is initially powered down to allow use of an external reference. The MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 allow simultaneous output updates using software LOAD commands.

A clear logic input (active-low CLR) allows the contents of the CODE and the DAC registers to be cleared asynchronously and sets the DAC outputs to zero. The MAX5700/MAX5701/MAX5702 are available in a 10-pin µMAX® and an ultra-small, 10-pin TDFN package and are specified over the -40°C to +125°C temperature range.

MAX5700, MAX5701, MAX5702: Typical Operating Circuits MAX5700, MAX5701, MAX5702: Typical Operating Circuits Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Two High-Accuracy DAC Channels
    • 12-Bit Accuracy Without Adjustment
    • ±1 LSB INL Buffered Voltage Output
    • Monotonic Over All Operating Conditions
    • Independent Mode Settings for Each DAC
  • Three Precision Selectable Internal References
    • 2.048V, 2.500V, or 4.096V
  • Internal Output Buffer
    • Rail-to-Rail Operation with External Reference
    • 4.5µs Settling Time
    • Outputs Directly Drive 2kΩ Loads
  • Small 5mm x 3mm 10-Pin µMAX or Ultra-Small 3mm x 3mm 10-Pin TDFN Package
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Separate 1.8V to 5.5V VDDIO Power-Supply Input
  • 50MHz 3-Wire SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Power-On-Reset to Zero-Scale DAC Output
  • Active-Low CLR For Asynchronous Control
  • Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output Impedances
    • 1kΩ, 100kΩ, or High Impedance
  • Low 330µA Supply Current at 3V VDD


  • Automatic Tuning and Optical Control
  • Data Acquisition
  • Gain and Offset Adjustment
  • Portable Instrumentation
  • Power Amplifier Control and Biasing
  • Process Control and Servo Loops
  • Programmable Voltage and Current Sources

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.

MAX5X02EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX5700, MAX5701, MAX5702A/B, MAX5800, MAX5801, and MAX5802A/B
Product Reliability Reports: MAX5702.pdf 
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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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