Features and Benefits

  • Operates from a Single +2.7V to +5.5V Supply
  • Tiny 8-Pin SOT23 Package (3mm x 3mm)
  • Dual Buffered Voltage Output
  • Low Power Consumption
    • 0.4mA Operating Current
    • <1µA Shutdown Current
  • Programmable Shutdown Mode
  • 25MHz, 3-Wire Serial Interface
  • SPI, QSPI, and MICROWIRE Compatible

Product Details

The MAX5222 contains two 8-bit, buffered, voltage-output digital-to-analog converters (DAC A and DAC B) in a small 8-pin SOT23 package. Both DAC outputs can source and sink 1mA to within 100mV of ground and VDD. The MAX5222 operates with a single +2.7V to +5.5V supply.

The device uses a 3-wire serial interface, which operates at clock rates up to 25MHz and is compatible with SPI™, QSPI™, and MICROWIRE™ interface standards. The serial input shift register is 16 bits long and consists of 8 bits of DAC input data and 8 bits for DAC selection and shutdown control. DAC registers can be loaded independently or in parallel at the positive edge of active-low CS.

The MAX5222's ultra-low power consumption and tiny 8-pin SOT23 package make it ideal for portable and battery-powered applications. Supply current is less than 1mA and drops below 1µA in shutdown mode. In addition, the reference input is disconnected from the REF pin during shutdown, further reducing the system's total power consumption.


  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • Power-Amp Bias Control
  • Programmable Current Sources
  • Programmable Voltage Sources
  • VCO Tuning

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.

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.

Sample & Buy

See our Ordering FAQs for answers to questions about online orders, payment options and more.


The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

Selecting the Sample button above will redirect to the third-party ADI Sample Site. The part selected will carry over to your cart on this site once logged in. Please create a new account there if you have never used the site before. Contact SampleSupport@analog.com with any questions regarding this Sample Site.

Price Table Help