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AD5273:  64-Position, One-Time-Programmable (OTP) Digital Potentiometer

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The AD5273 is a 64-position, one-time programmable (OTP) digital potentiometer4 that employs fuse link technology to achieve permanent program setting. This device performs the same electronic adjustment function as most mechanical trimmers and variable resistors. It allows unlimited adjustments before permanently setting the resistance values. The AD5273 is programmed using a 2-wire, I2C®-compatible digital control. During write mode, a fuse blow command is executed after the final value is determined, thereby freezing the wiper position at a given setting (analogous to placing epoxy on a mechanical trimmer). When the permanent setting is achieved, the value does not change, regardless of the supply variations or environ-mental stresses under normal operating conditions. To verify the success of permanent programming, Analog Devices, Inc., patterned the OTP validation such that the fuse status can be discerned from two validation bits in the read mode.

In addition, for applications that program the AD5273 at the factory, Analog Devices offers device programming software2 running on Windows® NT®, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems. This software application effectively replaces any external I2C controllers, which in turn enhances the user system’s time-to-market.p>

The AD5273 is available in 1 kΩ, 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ, and 100 kΩ resistances and in a compact 8-lead SOT-23 standard package. It operates from −40°C to +105°C.

Along with its unique OTP feature, the AD5273 lends itself well to general digital potentiometer applications due to its effective resolution, array resistance options, small footprint, and low cost.

An AD5273 evaluation kit and software are available. The kit includes the connector and cable that can be converted for factory programming applications.

For applications that require dynamic adjustment of resistance settings with nonvolatile EEMEM, users should refer to the AD523x and AD525x families of nonvolatile memory digital potentiometers.

Applications

  • System calibrations
  • Electronics level settings
  • Mechanical potentiometers and trimmer replacement
  • Automotive electronics adjustments
  • Transducer circuit adjustments
  • Programmable filters up to 6 MHz BW3
  • 1 OTP allows unlimited adjustments before permanent setting.
    2 Analog Devices cannot guarantee the software to be 100% compatible to all systems due to the wide variation in computer configurations.
    3 Applies to 1 kΩ parts only.
    4 The terms digital potentiometer, VR, and RDAC are used interchangeably.

    Data Sheet, Rev. G, 7/08

    FEATURES and BENEFITS

    • 64 positions
    • One-time programmable (OTP)1 set-and-forget Resistance setting—low cost alternative over EEMEM Unlimited adjustments prior to OTP activation
    • 1 kΩ, 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ, 100 kΩ end-to-end terminal resistance
    • Compact 8-lead SOT-23 standard package
    • Ultralow power: IDD = 5 μA maximum
    • Fast settling time: tS = 5 μs typical during power-up
    • I2C-compatible digital interface
    • See Data Sheet for Additional Information

    Functional Block Diagram for AD5273

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    Documentation

    Title Content Type File Type
    AD5273: 64-Position OTP Digital Potentiometer Data Sheet (Rev H, 10/2010) (pdf, 830 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    AN-686: Implementing an I2C® Reset  (pdf, 44 kB) Application Notes PDF
    Choosing the Correct digiPOT for Your Application  (pdf, 431 kB) Design Handbooks PDF
    Understanding and Applying Digital Potentiometers
    In this webcast our experts will explain the differences between Pots and DigiPots and DACs, and present considerations for successful designs for many applications.
    Webcasts WEBCAST
    UG-395: Evaluation Board for the AD5273 Digital Potentiometer  (pdf, 634 kB)
    This user guide refers to the EVAL-AD5273DBZ.
    User Guides PDF
    Choosing the Correct digiPOT for Your Application  (pdf, 431 kB) Overview PDF
    Is there a power up sequence I should follow? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    For dual supply digital potentiometers, if VDD/VSS are +2.5V/-2.5V respectively, can digital inputs be fed from a standard 3.3V CMOS logic component without logic level translation? What are the logic level thresholds when VDD is +2.5V and VSS is -2.5V? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there a dependency between the logic level and power consumption? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is digital potentiometer a real replacement for mechanical potentiometer or are there restrictions regarding voltage potentials? FAQs/RAQs HTML
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    For digital potentiometers that do not have nonvolatile memory, what is the state during power up? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Is there a particularly low-power digital potentiometer? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Does the memory allow the device to return to the last stored value without an update from a micro? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Will the data in the EEMEM need to be refreshed after 15 yrs when it is operated at 55°C? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How many write cycles can the EEMEM go through before it fails? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    After the specified EEMEM data retention timeout period, can the power be turned off and back on so that the part is considered "refreshed"? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Why are some digital potentiometers' maximum operating temperature only 85°C instead of the standard 125°C? FAQs/RAQs HTML
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    For a digital potentiometer that requires 12-bit word length, how can I control with only 8-bit word length from my micro? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Do you provide any software to control the digital potentiometers? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    How do I daisy-chain multiple potentiometers? How does the serial interface work for multiple AD8403's when there are still only two address bits? Are there multiple /CS lines, one for each individual chip? FAQs/RAQs HTML
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    Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

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    Price, packaging, availability

    AD5273 Model Options
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    AD5273BRJZ1-REEL7 Status: Production 8 ld SOT-23 8 Ind Reel, 3000 $0.76 $0.69 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
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    AD5273BRJZ50-REEL7 Status: Production 8 ld SOT-23 8 Ind Reel, 3000 $0.76 $0.69 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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    The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

    AD5273 Evaluation Board
    Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
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    EVAL-AD5273DBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $59.00 Yes -
    EVAL-SDP-CS1Z Status: Production Evaluation Controller Board $49.00 Yes -

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