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  2. D/A Converters (DAC)
  3. Precision D/A Converters
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  5. Bipolar Supply Voltage Output D/A Converters
  6. MAX508


Features and Benefits

  1. 12-Bit Voltage Output
  2. Internal Voltage Reference
  3. Fast µP Interface
  4. 12 (MAX507) and 8 + 4 (MAX508) Data-Bus Widths
  5. Single +12V to Dual ±15V Supply Operation
  6. 20- and 24-Pin DIP and Wide SO Packages

Product Details

The MAX507/MAX508 are complete 12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The DAC output voltage and the reference have the same polarity, allowing single-supply operation. Both DACs include an internal buried-zener reference. Integrating a DAC, voltage-output amplifier, and reference on one monolithic device greatly enhances reliability over multi-chip circuits. Double-buffered logic inputs interface easily to microprocessors (µPs). Data is transferred into the input register either from a 12-bit-wide data bus (MAX507) for 16-bit µPs, or in a right-justified (8+4)-bit format (MAX508) for 8- or 16-bit µPs. All logic signals are level triggered and are TTL and CMOS compatible. Interface timing specifications insure compatibility with all common µPs.

The DACs are specified and tested for both dual-and single-supply operation. Usable supplies range from single +12V to dual ±15V. On-board gain-setting resistors allow three output-voltage ranges: 0V to +5V and 0V to +10V can be generated when using either single or dual supplies. With dual supplies, ±5V is also available. The output amplifier can drive a 2kΩ load to +10V.


  • Arbitrary function Waveform Generators
  • Automated Calibration
  • Automatic Test Equipment
  • Digital Offset and Gain Adjustment
  • Industrial Controls
  • Machine and Motion Control

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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
MAX508ACPP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Plastic Dual-In-Line, Narrow (0.3in)
MAX508ACWP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX508BCPP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Plastic Dual-In-Line, Narrow (0.3in)
MAX508BCWP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX508BEPP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Plastic Dual-In-Line, Narrow (0.3in)
MAX508BEWP+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX508BEWP+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
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