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  6. MAX5259


Features and Benefits

  • Ultra-Small 16-Pin QSOP Package
  • Single +2.7V to +5.5V Supply Operation
  • Low Supply Current: 1.3mA
  • Low-Power Shutdown Mode
    • 0.24µA (MAX5259)
    • 0.45µA (MAX5258)
  • ±1LSB DNL (max)
  • ±1LSB INL (max)
  • Ground to VDD Reference Input Range
  • Output Buffer Amplifiers Swing Rail-to-Rail
  • 10MHz Serial Interface, Compatible with SPI, QSPI (CPOL = CPHA = 0 or CPOL = CPHA = 1), and MICROWIRE
  • Double-Buffered Registers for Synchronous Updating
  • Serial Data Output for Daisy-Chaining

Product Details

The MAX5258/MAX5259 are +3V/+5V single-supply, digital serial-input, voltage-output, 8-bit octal digital-to-analog converters (DACs). Internal precision buffers swing rail-to-rail, and the reference input range extends from ground to the positive supply. Both the +5V (MAX5258) and the +3V (MAX5259) feature a 10µA (max) shutdown mode.

The serial interface is double buffered: a 16-bit input shift register is followed by eight 8-bit input registers and eight 8-bit DAC registers. The 16-bit serial word consists of 2 "don't care" bits, 3 address bits, 3 control bits, and 8 data bits. Both the input and DAC registers can be updated independently or simultaneously with a single software command. The asynchronous control input, active-low LDAC, provides simultaneous updating of all 8 DAC registers.

The interface is compatible with SPI™, QSPI™ (CPOL = CPHA = 0 or CPOL = CPHA = 1), and MICROWIRE™. A buffered digital data output allows daisy-chaining of serial devices.

The MAX5258/MAX5259 are available in a 16-pin QSOP package.


  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • Portable Instrumentation
  • Programmable Attenuators
  • Programmable Current Sources

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Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
MAX5259EEE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
MAX5259EEE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-QSOP-150_MIL
Wafer Fabrication Data MAX5259 Reliability Data

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