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Features and Benefits

  • Quad 256-position resolution
  • 1 kΩ, 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ, 100 kΩ
  • Nonvolatile memory stores wiper settings w/write protection
  • Power-on refreshed to EEMEM settings in 300 μs typ
  • EEMEM rewrite time = 540 μs typ
  • Resistance tolerance stored in nonvolatile memory
  • 12 extra bytes in EEMEM for user-defined information
  • I2C-compatible serial interface
  • Direct read/write access of RDAC and EEMEM registers
  • Predefined linear increment/decrement commands
  • Predefined ±6 dB step change commands
  • See data sheet for additional features

Product Details

The AD5253/AD5254 are quad-channel, I2C®, nonvolatile memory, digitally controlled potentiometers with 64/256 positions, respectively. These devices perform the same electronic adjustment functions as mechanical potentiometers, trimmers, and variable resistors.

The parts’ versatile programmability allows multiple modes of operation, including read/write access in the RDAC and EEMEM registers, increment/decrement of resistance, resistance changes in ±6 dB scales, wiper setting readback, and extra EEMEM for storing user-defined information, such as memory data for other components, look-up table, or system identification information.

The AD5253/AD5254 allow the host I2C controllers to write any of the 64-/256-step wiper settings in the RDAC registers and store them in the EEMEM. Once the settings are stored, they are restored automatically to the RDAC registers at system power-on; the settings can also be restored dynamically.

The AD5253/AD5254 provide additional increment, decrement, +6 dB step change, and –6 dB step change in synchronous or asynchronous channel update mode. The increment and decrement functions allow stepwise linear adjustments, with a ± 6 dB step change equivalent to doubling or halving the RDAC wiper setting. These functions are useful for steep-slope, nonlinear adjustments, such as white LED brightness and audio volume control.

The AD5253/AD5254 have a patented resistance-tolerance storing function that allows the user to access the EEMEM and obtain the absolute end-to-end resistance values of the RDACs for precision applications.

The AD5253/AD5254 are available in TSSOP-20 packages in 1 kΩ, 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ, and 100 kΩ options. All parts are guaranteed to operate over the –40°C to +85°C extended industrial temperature range.

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