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  2. D/A Converters (DAC)
  3. Precision D/A Converters
  4. Voltage Output D/A Converters
  5. Bipolar Supply Voltage Output D/A Converters
  6. MAX501


Features and Benefits

  • 12-Bit Voltage Output DAC
  • ±10V and 5mA Output Drive
  • Monotonic Over Temperature
  • Four Range-Scaling Resistors
  • 8 + 4 (MAX501) and 12-Bit (MAX502) Interface
  • 24-Pin DIP and Wide SO Packages

Product Details

The MAX501/MAX502 are 12-bit, 4-quadrant, voltage-output, multiplying digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with an output amplifier. Thin-film resistors, laser trimmed at the wafer level, maintain accuracy over the full operating temperature range.

The MAX501/MAX502 have buffered latches that are easily interfaced with microprocessors. Data is transferred into the input register in either a right-justified 8 + 4-bit format (MAX501) or with a 12-bit-wide data path (MAX502). In the MAX501, an active-low LDAC signal transfers data from the input register to the DAC register. In the MAX502, the input registers are controlled by standard active-low CHIP SELECT (active-low CS) and active-low WRITE (active-low WR) signals. For stand-alone operation, the active-low CS and active-low WR inputs are grounded, making all latches transparent. All logic inputs are level triggered and compatible with TTL and +5V CMOS logic levels. The internally compensated, low-input offset-voltage output amplifier provides an output voltage from +10V to -10V while sourcing and sinking up to 5mA.


  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Digital Attenuators
  • Digital to 4mA-to-20mA Converters
  • Programmable Power Supplies
  • Programmable-Gain Amplifiers
  • Servo Controls

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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
MAX501BCNG+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Plastic Dual-In-Line, Narrow (0.3in)
MAX501BCWG+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX501BCWG+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
Wafer Fabrication Data

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