Features and Benefits
- Completely Manages All Timekeeping Functions
- RTC Counts Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Date of the Month, Month, Day of the Week, and Year with Leap-Year Compensation Valid Up to 2100
- 56-Byte, Battery-Backed, General- Purpose RAM with Unlimited Writes
- Programmable Square-Wave Output Signal
- Surface-Mount Package with an Integrated Crystal (DS1338C) Saves Additional Space and Simplifies Design
- Interfaces with Most Microcontrollers
- I2C Serial Interface
- Low-Power Operation Extends Battery Backup Run Time
- Automatic Power-Fail Detect and Switch Circuitry
- -40°C to +85°C Industrial Temperature Range Supports Operation in a Wide Range of Applications
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL®) Recognized
The DS1338 serial real-time clock (RTC) is a low-power, full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock/calendar plus 56 bytes of NV SRAM. Address and data are transferred serially through an I²C interface. The clock/calendar provides seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month, and year information. The end of the month date is automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 days, including corrections for leap year. The clock operates in either the 24-hour or 12-hour format with AM/PM indicator. The DS1338 has a built-in power-sense circuit that detects power failures and automatically switches to the backup supply, maintaining time and date operation.
- Consumer Electronics (Set-Top Box, Digital Recording, Network Appliance)
- Handhelds (GPS, POS Terminal)
- Medical (Glucometer, Medicine Dispenser)
- Office Equipment (Fax/Printer, Copier)
- Other (Utility Meter, Vending Machine, Thermostat, Modem)
- Telecommunications (Router, Switcher, Server)
Product Lifecycle Production
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.
Documentation & Resources
DS1338 Reliability Data1/12/2023
Oscillator Design Considerations for Low-Current Applications1/26/2011
Selecting a Backup Source for Real-Time Clocks5/26/2006
FAQ About the Integrated-Crystal Package Option8/10/2005
Using the DS32kHz with Maxim Real-Time Clocks2/15/2002
Design Considerations for Maxim Real-Time Clocks2/15/2002
Crystal Considerations with Maxim Real-Time Clocks (RTCs)3/29/2001
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