Features and Benefits

  • 256-position, 4-channel
  • End-to-end resistance 20 kΩ, 50 kΩ, 200 kΩ
  • Pin-selectable SPI®- or I2C®-compatible interface
  • Power-on preset to midscale
  • Two package address decode pins AD0 and AD1
  • Rheostat mode temperature coefficient 30 ppm/°C
  • Voltage divider temperature coefficient 5 ppm/°C
  • Wide operating temperature range –40°C to +125°C
  • 10 V to 15 V single supply; ±5 V dual supply

Product Details

The AD5263 is the industry’s first quad-channel, 256-position, digital potentiometer1 with a selectable digital interface. This device performs the same electronic adjustment function as mechanical potentiometers or variable resistors, with enhanced resolution, solid-state reliability, and superior low temperature coefficient performance.

Each channel of the AD5263 offers a completely programmable value of resistance between the A terminal and the wiper or between the B terminal and the wiper. The fixed A-to-B terminal resistance of 20 kΩ, 50 kΩ, or 200 kΩ has a nominal temperature coefficient of ±30 ppm/°C and a ±1% channel-to-channel matching tolerance. Another key feature of this part is the ability to operate from +4.5 V to +15 V, or at ±5 V.

Wiper position programming presets to midscale upon power-on. Once powered, the VR wiper position is programmed by either the 3-wire SPI or 2-wire I2C-compatible interface. In the I2C mode, additional programmable logic outputs enable users to drive digital loads, logic gates, and analog switches in their systems.

The AD5263 is available in a narrow body, 24-lead TSSOP. All parts are guaranteed to operate over the automotive temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.

For single- or dual-channel applications, refer to the AD5260 / AD5280 or AD5262 / AD5282 data sheets. 


  • Mechanical potentiometer replacement
  • Optical network adjustment
  • Instrumentation: gain, offset adjustment
  • Stereo channel audio level control
  • Automotive electronics adjustment
  • Programmable power supply
  • Programmable filters, delays, time constants
  • Line impedance matching
  • Low resolution DAC/trimmer replacement
  • Base station power amp biasing
  • Sensor calibration 

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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