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  6. MAX500


Features and Benefits

  • Buffered Voltage Outputs
  • Double-Buffered Digital Inputs
  • Microprocessor and TTL/CMOS Compatible
  • Requires No External Adjustments
  • Two- or Three-Wire Cascadable Serial Interface
  • 16-Pin DIP/SO Package and 20-Pin LCC
  • Operates from Single or Dual Supplies

Product Details

The MAX500 is a quad, 8-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with a cascadable serial interface. The IC includes four output buffer amplifiers and input logic for an easy-to-use, two- or three-wire serial interface. In a system with several MAX500s, only one serial data line is required to load all the DACs by cascading them. The MAX500 contains double-buffered logic and a 10-bit shift register that allows all four DACs to be updated simultaneously using one control signal. There are three reference inputs so the range of two of the DACs can be independently set while the other two DACs track each other.

The MAX500 achieves 8-bit performance over the full operating temperature range without external trimming.


  • Arbitrary Function Generators
  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Minimum Component Count Analog Systems

Product Lifecycle icon-recommended 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.

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Design Resources

ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well.  "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.View our quality and reliability program and certifications for more information.

Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX500ACPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-PDIP-300_MIL
MAX500ACWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX500AEPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-PDIP-300_MIL
MAX500AEWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX500AEWE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX500BCPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-PDIP-300_MIL
MAX500BCWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX500BEPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-PDIP-300_MIL
MAX500BEWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
Wafer Fabrication Data MAX500 Reliability Data

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