Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Operate from Single +5V Supply
  • Buffered Voltage Output
  • Internal 2.048V Reference (MAX531)
  • 140µA Supply Current (MAX538/MAX539)
  • INL = ±1/2LSB (max)
  • Guaranteed Monotonic over Temperature
  • Flexible Output Ranges:
    • 0V to VDD (MAX531/MAX539)
    • VSS to VDD (MAX531)
    • 0V to 2.6V (MAX531/MAX538)
  • 8-Pin SO/DIP (MAX538/MAX539)
  • Power-On Reset
  • Serial Data Output for Daisy-Chaining

Product Details

The MAX531/MAX538/MAX539 are low-power, voltage- output, 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) specified for single +5V power-supply operation. The MAX531 can also be operated with ±5V supplies. The MAX538/MAX539 draw only 140µA, and the MAX531 (with internal reference) draws only 260µA. The MAX538/MAX539 come in 8-pin DIP and SO packages, while the MAX531 comes in 14-pin DIP and SO packages. All parts have been trimmed for offset voltage, gain, and linearity, so no further adjustment is necessary.

The MAX538's buffer is fixed at a gain of +1 and the MAX539's buffer at a gain of +2. The MAX531's internal op amp may be configured for a gain of +1 or +2, as well as for unipolar or bipolar output voltages. The MAX531 can also be used as a four-quadrant multiplier without external resistors or op amps. For parallel data inputs, see the MAX530 data sheet.

Applications

  • Battery-Operated/Remote Industrial Controls
  • Battery-Powered Test Instruments
  • Digital Gain and Offset Control
  • General Purpose
  • Machine- and Motion-Control Devices

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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.

Product Recommendations

MAX538 Companion Parts

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