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  6. MAX537


Features and Benefits

  • Four 12-Bit DACs with Output Buffers
  • Simultaneous or Independent Control of Four DACs via a 3-Wire Serial Interface
  • Power-On Reset
  • SPI/QSPI and MICROWIRE Compatible
  • ±1 LSB Total Unadjusted Error (MAX536)
  • Full 12-Bit Performance without Adjustments
  • ±5V Supply Operation (MAX537)
  • Double-Buffered Digital Inputs
  • Buffered Voltage Output
  • 16-Pin DIP/SO Packages

Product Details

The MAX536/MAX537 combine four 12-bit, voltage-output digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and four precision output amplifiers in a space-saving 16-pin package. Offset, gain, and linearity are factory calibrated to provide the MAX536's ±1 LSB total unadjusted error. The MAX537 operates with ±5V supplies, while the MAX536 uses -5V and +10.8V to +13.2V supplies.

Each DAC has a double-buffered input, organized as an input register followed by a DAC register. A 16-bit serial word is used to load data into each input/DAC register. The serial interface is compatible with either SPI/QSPI™ or MICROWIRE™, and allows the input and DAC registers to be updated independently or simultaneously with a single software command. The DAC registers can be simultaneously updated with a hardware active-low LDAC pin. All logic inputs are TTL/CMOS compatible.


  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • General Purpose
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Motion-Control Devices
  • Remote Industrial Controls

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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
MAX537AEPE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-PDIP-300_MIL
MAX537AEWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX537AEWE+T Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX537BCWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
MAX537BEWE+ Material Declaration Reliability Data Small-Outline IC, Wide (0.3in)
Wafer Fabrication Data MAX537 Reliability Data

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