MAX5215/ MAX5217 DACs


Maxim offers 14-/16-bit, low-power, buffered rail-to-rail DACs with I²C interface

The MAX5215/MAX5217 are pin-compatible 14- and 16-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The MAX5215/MAX5217 are single-channel, low-powered, buffered voltage-output DACs. The devices use a precision external reference applied through the high-resistance input for rail-to-rail operation and low system power consumption. The MAX5215/MAX5217 accept a wide 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply voltage range. Power consumption is extremely low to accommodate most low-power and low-voltage applications.

The MAX5215/MAX5217 have an I²C-compatible, 2-wire serial interface that operates at clock rates up to 400 kHz. On power-up, the MAX5215/MAX5217 reset the DAC output to zero, providing additional safety for applications that drive valves or other transducers that need to be off on power-up. The DAC output is buffered, resulting in a low supply current of 80 µA (max) and a low offset error of ±0.25 mV. An asynchronous active-low input, AUX, is provided. This input can be programmed to support clear or load DAC operations, independent of the serial interface. The MAX5215/MAX5217 are available in an ultra-small (3 mm x 5 mm), 8-pin µMAX® package, and are specified over the -40°C to +105°C extended industrial temperature range.  Click to view block diagram

MAX5215

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
MAX5215GUA+ IC DAC 14BIT R-R I2C 8UMAX 24

MAX5217

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
MAX5217BGUA+ IC DAC 16BIT R-R I2C LP 8UMAX 17
MAX5217EVKIT# KIT EVAL FOR MAX5215/MAX5217 2
MAX5217GUA+ IC DAC 16BIT R-R I2C LP 8UMAX 50