0.1%, 25ppm, Ceramic Shunt Voltage Reference

Hermetically Sealed Ceramic Package Offers Stable Results vs. Time, Humidity and Temperature

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The MAX6279 is a precision, two-terminal shunt mode, bandgap voltage reference available in fixed reverse breakdown voltage of 1.225V. Ideal for space-critical applications, the MAX6279 is offered in an 8-Pin ceramic package.

Laser-trimmed resistors ensure precise initial accuracy. With a 25ppm/°C temperature coefficient, the device is offered in three grades of initial accuracy ranging from 0.1% to 0.5%. The MAX6279 has a 70μA to 12mA shunt current capability with low-dynamic impedance, ensuring stable reverse breakdown voltage accuracy over a wide range of operating temperatures and currents.

The MAX6279 does not require an external stabilizing capacitor while ensuring stability with capacitive loads. The MAX6279 is a higher precision device than the LM4040/LM4050.

MAX6279: Typical Operating Circuit MAX6279: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 8-Pin Ceramic Package Reduces System Board Space
  • Hermetically Sealed Ceramic Package Offers Stable Results vs. Time, Humidity and Temperature
  • 0.1% (max) Initial Accuracy
  • 25ppm/°C (max) Temperature Coefficient Guaranteed Over -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • Wide Operating Current Range: 70μA to 12mA
  • Low 28μVRMS Output Noise (10Hz to 10kHz)
  • No Output Capacitors Required
  • Stable with Capacitive Loads


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  • Industrial Process Control
  • Notebook Computers
  • Portable, Battery-Powered Equipment
Part NumberVOUT
Temp. Coeff.
Initial Accuracy
(% max)
Calibration MethodIREV
Oper. Temp.
max@ +25°CminmaxmaxSee Notes
MAX6279 NEW!1.225250.1Trim70120.07-40 to +85
$3.16 @1k
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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.

MAX6279EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX6279

Technical Documents

App Note 6748 How to Address Reference Long-Term Drift Performance

Quality and Environmental Data

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