Features and Benefits

PPG (MAX86176)

  • Complete Dual-Channel Optical-Data Acquisition System
  • Ultra-Low-Power Operation for Wearable Devices
    • Optical Readout Channel < 11μA (typ) at 25fps
    • 14.6μs to 117.1μs ADC Integration Time
    • Low Shutdown Current < 1μA (typ)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) up to 110dB with Average (Avg) Mode and Off-Chip Filtering
  • Supports Frame Rates from 1fps to 2kfps
  • High-Resolution 20-bit Charge-Integrating ADCs
  • Low Dark-Current Noise of < 50pARMS
  • Excellent Ambient Range and Rejection Capability
    • > 100μA Ambient Photodiode Current
    • > 90dB Ambient Rejection at 120Hz (Avg > 2)

ECG (MAX86176/MAX30005)

  • Clinical-Grade ECG AFE with High-Resolution ADC
    • 15.6 ENOB with 0.6μVRMS Noise over 0.05Hz to 40Hz
  • Very Low Input-Bias Current (-40°C to +85°C)
    • 233fARMS Input-Current Noise (0.05Hz to 40Hz, TA = +25°C)
  • Fully Differential Input Structure with CMRR > 110dB at Power-Line Frequencies
  • High-Input Impedance > 1GΩ for Extremely Low Common to Differential-Mode Conversion
  • High DC-Offset Range of ±1300mV (typ 1.8V) Allows a Wide Variety of Electrodes to be Used
  • High AC-Dynamic Range of > 90mVP-P Helps Prevent Saturation in the Presence of Motion
  • ECG Biopotential Channel Can Be Used for Some EEG Applications
    • Higher-Gain Ranges Available (480V/V, 960V/V)
    • Low Input-Referred Voltage and Current Noise Enables Use of Small-Area Dry Electrodes


  • Shutdown Current of 0.5μA (typ)
  • 256-Word FIFO for ECG and PPG
  • True Synchronous ECG and PPG Data from Dedicated Signal Paths
  • Two Fully Configurable Interrupts
  • High-Speed SPI Interface or I2C Interface
  • Small 2.728mm x 2.708mm WLP Package

Product Details

The MAX86176 is a complete photoplethysmogram (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) analog front-end (AFE) solution for wearable applications. The MAX30005 is a complete AFE solution for ECG only. Both AFEs offer high performance for fitness and clinical applications with ultra-low power for long battery life.

Both MAX86176 and MAX30005 feature an ECG channel, EMI filtering, internal-lead biasing, AC and DC lead-off detection, right-leg drive, ultra-low power DC lead-on detection during standby mode, and extensive calibration voltages for built in self-test. In addition, the MAX86176 has a PPG data acquisition system supporting up to 6 LEDs and 4 photodiode inputs, which is fully synchronized with the ECG signal path. The MAX86176/MAX30005 can operate with either internal or external clock. The MAX86176/MAX30005 are designed to meet IEC 60601-2-47 Ambulatory ECG Systems monitoring compliance for even the most challenging dry electrode applications.

The MAX86176/MAX30005 are available in a 6x6 36-bump wafer-level packages (WLP), operating over the -40ºC to +85ºC temperature range.


  • PPG (MAX86176): Wearable Devices for Fitness, Wellness and Medical Applications with Clinical Accuracy
  • PPG (MAX86176): Suitable for Wrist, Finger, Ear and Other Locations
  • PPG (MAX86176): Optimized Performance to Detect Heart Rate, Oxygen Saturation (SpO2), Muscle and Tissue Oxygen Saturation(SmO2 and StO2), and Body Hydration
  • ECG (MAX86176/MAX30005): Single-Lead Event Monitors for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and other Arrhythmia Detection
  • ECG (MAX86176/MAX30005): Single-Lead Wireless Patches for At-Home/In-Hospital Monitoring
  • ECG (MAX86176/MAX30005): Chest-Band Heart-Rate Monitors for Fitness Applications
  • ECG (MAX86176/MAX30005): Biometric Authentication and ECG-on-Demand Applications
  • PPG-ECG SYNC (MAX86176): Fully Synchronized PPG and ECG Signal Path for PTT Measurements

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