Features and Benefits

  • Log Taper with 2dB Steps Between Taps
  • 32-Tap Positions for Each Wiper
  • Small 16-Pin QSOP/QFN Packages
  • Single-Supply Voltage Operation
    • +2.7V to +3.6V (MAX5408/MAX5409)
    • +4.5V to +5.5V (MAX5410/MAX5411)
  • Low 0.5µA Standby Supply Current
  • Zero-Crossing Detection for Clickless Switching
  • Mute Function to -90dB
  • 10kΩ Fixed Resistance Value
  • 3-Wire SPI-Compatible Serial Data Interface
  • Power-On Reset: Wiper Goes to Maximum Attenuation
  • Digital Output for Readback and Daisy-Chaining Capabilities

Product Details

The MAX5408-MAX5411 dual, logarithmic taper digital potentiometers, with 32-tap points each, replace mechanical potentiometers in audio applications requiring digitally controlled resistors. The MAX5408/MAX5410 are dual potentiometers with one wiper per potentiometer. The MAX5409/MAX5411 are dual potentiometers with two wipers per potentiometer (see Functional Diagram). An SPI™-compatible serial interface controls the wiper positions. The MAX5408- MAX5411 have a factory-set resistance of 10kΩ per potentiometer. A zero-crossing detect feature minimizes the audible noise generated by wiper transitions. The MAX5408-MAX5411 have nominal temperature coefficients of 35ppm/°C end-to-end and 5ppm/°C ratiometric. The MAX5408-MAX5411 are available in 16-pin QSOP and 16-pin thin QFN packages and are specified over the extended temperature range (-40°C to +85°C).


  • Fading and Balancing Stereo Signals
  • Mechanical Potentiometer Replacements
  • Stereo Volume Control

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