Features and Benefits

  • Ultra-Small 3-Pin SC70 Package
  • 0.1% (max) Initial Accuracy
  • 25ppm/°C (max) Temperature Coefficient Guaranteed Over -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • Wide Operating Current Range: 60µA to 15mA
  • Low 28µVRMS Output Noise (10Hz to 10kHz)
  • 1.2205V, 2.048V, 2.5V, 3.0V, 3.3V, 4.096V, and 5.0V Fixed Reverse Breakdown Voltages
  • No Output Capacitors Required
  • Stable with Capacitive Loads

Product Details

The MAX6138 is a precision, two-terminal shunt mode, bandgap voltage reference available in fixed reverse breakdown voltages of 1.2205V, 2.048V, 2.5V, 3.0V, 3.3V, 4.096V, and 5.0V. Ideal for space-critical applications, the MAX6138 is offered in the subminiature 3-pin SC70 surface-mount package (1.8mm x 1.8mm), 50% smaller than comparable devices in SOT23 surface-mount packages.

Laser-trimmed resistors ensure precise initial accuracy. With a 25ppm/°C temperature coefficient, the device is offered in three grades of initial accuracy ranging from 0.1% to 0.5%. The MAX6138 has a 60µA to 15mA shunt-current capability with low-dynamic impedance, ensuring stable reverse breakdown voltage accuracy over a wide range of operating temperatures and currents.

The MAX6138 does not require an external stabilizing capacitor while ensuring stability with capacitive loads. The MAX6138 is a higher precision device in a smaller package than the LM4040/LM4050.


  • Cell Phones
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Notebook Computers
  • Portable Battery-Powered Equipment

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