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EE-Picks feature Maxim's highly-decorated products—chosen by their engineers and proven in the industry. All are high-performance building blocks known to shorten design cycles. With each solution, engineers can strengthen their designs and achieve faster time-to-market.

Buy Now MAX14588

MAX14588 - Precision protection up to 40 V and 1 A

The MAX14588 adjustable overvoltage and overcurrent protection device is ideal for protecting systems against positive and negative input voltage faults up to ±40V, and feature low 190mΩ (typ) RON integrated FETs. The MAX14588 also features programmable current-limit protection up to 1A.

Key Features

Robust Industrial Power Protection

  • Wide Input Supply Range: +4.5V to +36V
  • Negative Input Tolerance to -36V
  • Low RON 190mΩ (typ)
  • Reverse Current Flow Control Input
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Extended -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range

Saves Space

  • 16-Pin, 3mm x 3mm, TQFN Package

Flexible Design Options

  • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds
  • Programmable Forward-Current Limit: 0.15A to 1A
  • Extended cable reach to 150m
  • Programmable Overcurrent Fault Response: Autoretry, Latch-Off, and Continuous
  • Dual Enable Inputs: EN and High Voltage Active-Low HVEN
Buy Now MAX14783E

MAX14783E - Robust high speed RS-485 transceiver

The MAX14783E is a 3.3V/5V ESD-protected transceiver intended for half-duplex RS-485/RS-422 communication up to 42Mbps. The device is optimized for high speeds over extended cable runs while maximizing tolerance to noise. The transceiver draws 1.9mA (typ) supply current when unloaded or when fully loaded with the drivers disabled and draws less than 10µA (max) of supply current in low-power shutdown mode.

Key Features

Robust Industrial Power Protection

  • Wide Input Supply Range: +4.5V to +36V
  • Negative Input Tolerance to -36V
  • Low RON 190mΩ (typ)
  • Reverse Current Flow Control Input
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Extended -40°C to +125°C Temperature Range

Saves Space

  • 16-Pin, 3mm x 3mm, TQFN Package

Flexible Design Options

  • Adjustable OVLO and UVLO Thresholds
  • Programmable Forward-Current Limit: 0.15A to 1A
  • Extended cable reach to 150m
  • Programmable Overcurrent Fault Response: Autoretry, Latch-Off, and Continuous
  • Dual Enable Inputs: EN and High Voltage Active-Low HVEN
Buy Now MAX1971

MAX1971 - Smallest Internal Switch Dual Step-down for GBICs , xDSL Modems & USB Powered Devices

The MAX1971 dual-output current-mode PWM buck regulator operatea from 2.6V to 5.5V input and delivera a minimum of 750mA on each output. The MAX1971 operates at a fixed 700kHz to reduce output inductor and capacitor size and cost. Switching the regulators 180° out-of-phase also reduces the input capacitor size and cost. Ceramic capacitors can be used for input and output.

Key Features
  • Current-Mode, 1.4MHz Fixed-Frequency PWM Operation
  • 180° Out-of-Phase Operation Reduces Input Capacitor
  • ±1% Output Accuracy Over Load, Line, and Temperature Ranges
  • 750mA Guaranteed Output Current
  • 2.6V to 5.5V Input
  • Power-On Reset Delay of 16.6ms (MAX1970) or 175ms (MAX1971 and MAX1972)
  • Power-Fail Output (MAX1970 and MAX1972 Only)
  • Power-On Reset Input (MAX1971 Only)
  • Operation Outside xDSL Band
  • Ultra-Compact Design with Smallest External Components
  • Outputs Adjustable from 0.8V to VIN or 1.8V/3.3V and 1.5V/2.5V Preset
  • All-Ceramic Capacitor Application
  • Soft-Start Reduces Inrush Current
Buy Now MAX8516

MAX8516 - Low-input, Low-dropout, PMOS Regulator

The MAX8516 low-dropout linear regulator operates from input voltages as low as 1.425V and is able to deliver up to 1A of continuous output current with a maximum dropout voltage of only 200mV. The output voltage can be set from 0.5V to (VIN - 0.2V) and is 1.4% accurate over load and line variations, from 0°C to +85°C.

Key Features
  • 1.425V to 3.6V Input Voltage Range
  • Guaranteed 200mV Dropout at 1A Output Current
  • ±1.4% Output Accuracy Over Load, Line, and Temperature (0°C to +85°C), ±0.6% Initial Accuracy
  • Compatible with Ceramic Capacitors
  • Fast Transient Response
  • 320µA Operating Supply Current
  • < 25µA Shutdown Supply Current
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Thermal-Overload Protection
  • Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current
Buy Now MAX8814

MAX8814 - Small, simple single cell Li Ion battery charger

The MAX8814 intelligent, stand-alone constant-current, constant-voltage (CCCV), thermally regulated linear charger is designed for charging a single-cell lithium-ion (Li+) battery. The MAX8814 integrates the current-sense circuit, MOSFET pass element, thermal-regulation circuitry, and eliminates the reverse-blocking Schottky diode to create the simplest and smallest charging solution for handheld equipment.

Key Features
  • CCCV, Thermally Regulated Linear 1-Cell Li+ Battery Charger
  • No External MOSFET, Reverse Blocking Diode, or Current-Sense Resistor
  • Programmable Fast-Charge Current (1ARMS max)
  • Proprietary Die Temperature Regulation Control (+115°C)
  • 4.25V to 28V Input Voltage Range with Input OVP Above +7V
  • Charge-Current Monitor for Fuel Gauging (ISET)
  • Low Dropout Voltage (300mV at 500mA)
  • Input Power-Source Detection Output (Active-Low POK), Charge-Enable Input (Active-Low EN)
  • Soft-Start Limits Inrush Current Output for Autobooting (ABO)
  • Tiny 2mm x 2mm, 8-Pin TDFN Package, 0.8mm Height (max)
Buy Now MAX11131/11331

MAX11131/11331 - Asynchronous channel sampling

The MAX11131 is 12-bit with external reference and industry-leading 1.5MHz, full linear bandwidth, high speed, low-power, serial output successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADCs). The MAX11331 is 12-bit with external reference and 500kHz, full-linear-bandwidth, high-speed, low-power, serial-output SAR ADC. The MAX11331 provides external access to the output of the integrated mux and ADC input, to simplify conditioning. The MAX11131 and MAX11331 include both internal and external clock modes.

Key Features
  • Scan Modes, Internal Averaging, and Internal Clock
  • 16-Entry First-In/First-Out (FIFO)
  • SampleSet: User-Defined Channel Sequence with Maximum Length of 256
  • Analog Multiplexer with True Differential Track/Hold
  • Two Software-Selectable Bipolar Input Ranges
    • ±VREF+/2, ±VREF+
  • Flexible Input Configuration Across All Channels
  • High Accuracy
    • ±1 LSB INL, ±1 LSB DNL, No Missing Codes
  • 70dB SINAD Guaranteed at 500kHZ (MAX11131)/100kHz (MAX11331) Input Frequency
  • 1.5V to 3.6V Digital I/O Supply Voltage
  • 2.35V to 3.6V Supply Voltage
  • Extended Battery Life for Portable Applications
  • External Differential Reference (1V to VDD)
  • 48MHz, 3-Wire SPI-/QSPI-/MICROWIRE-/DSP-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Wide -40°C to +125°C Operation
  • 3Msps Conversion Rate, No Pipeline Delay
Buy Now MAX11156

MAX11156 - Low power 18 bit ADC

The MAX14783E is a 3.3V/5V ESD-protected transceiver intended for half-duplex RS-485/RS-422 communication up to 42Mbps. The device is optimized for high speeds over extended cable runs while maximizing tolerance to noise. The transceiver draws 1.9mA (typ) supply current when unloaded or when fully loaded with the drivers disabled and draws less than 10µA (max) of supply current in low-power shutdown mode.

Key Features
  • High DC and AC Accuracy
  • 18-Bit Resolution with No Missing Codes
  • SNR: 94.6dB
  • THD: -105dB at 10kHz
  • ±2.5 LSB INL (typ)
  • ±0.4 LSB DNL (typ)
  • Internal Reference and Reference Buffer Save Cost and Board Space
  • 6ppm/°C (typ)
  • Tiny 12-Pin 3mm x 3mm TDFN Package
  • SPI/QSPI™/MICROWIRE®/DSP-Compatible
  • Bipolar ±5V Analog Input Range Saves External Signal Conditioning
  • Single-Supply ADC with Low Power
  • 5V Analog Supply
  • 2.3V to 5V Digital Supply
  • 26.5mW at 500ksps
  • Shutdown Mode
  • 500ksps Throughput Rate
  • No Pipeline Delay/Latency
  • Flexible Industry-Standard Serial Interface Saves I/O Pins
Buy Now MAX44248/MAX44246

MAX44248/MAX44246 - High performance, high voltage amplifiers for sensor interfacing

The MAX44248 provides an ultra-precision, low-noise, zero-drift dual operational amplifier featuring very low-power operation with a wide supply range. The devices incorporate a patented auto-zero circuit that constantly measures and compensates the input offset to eliminate drift over time and temperature as well as the effect of 1/f noise

The MAX44246 is a 36V, ultra-precision, low-noise, low-drift, dual operational amplifier that offers near-zero DC offset and drift through the use of patented chopper stabilized and auto-zeroing techniques. This method constantly measures and compensates the input offset, eliminating drift over time and temperature and the effect of 1/f noise.

Key Features

MAX44248

  • Very Low Input Voltage Offset 7.5µV (max)
  • Low 30nV/°C Offset Drift (max)
  • Low 90µA Quiescent Current per Amplifier
  • Low Input Noise
  • 50nV/ at 1kHz
  • 0.5µVP-P from 0.1Hz to 10Hz
  • 1MHz Gain-Bandwidth Product
  • EMI Suppression Circuitry
  • Rail-to-Rail Output
  • 2.7V to 36V Supply Range
  • µMAX, SO, SOT23, TSSOP packages

MAX44246

  • 2.7V to 36V Power-Supply Range
  • Ultra-Low Input VOS: 5µV (max)
  • Low 20nV/°C (max) of Offset Drift
  • Low 9nV/ noise at 1kHz
  • 1µs Fast Settling Time
  • 5MHz Gain-Bandwidth Product
  • Rail-to-Rail Output
  • Integrated EMI Filter
  • Low 0.55mA Per Channel (max) Quiescent Current
  • 8-Pin µMAX/SO Package
Buy Now MAX31855

MAX31855 - Integrated temperature sensing solutions for Thermocouples

The MAX31855 performs cold-junction compensation and digitizes the signal from a K-, J-, N-, T-, S-, R-, or E-type thermocouple. The data is output in a signed 14-bit, SPI-compatible, read-only format. This converter resolves temperatures to 0.25°C, allows readings as high as +1800°C and as low as -270°C, and exhibits thermocouple accuracy of ±2°C for temperatures ranging from -200°C to +700°C for K-type thermocouples.

Key Features
  • Cold-Junction Compensation
  • 14-Bit, 0.25°C Resolution
  • Versions Available for K-, J-, N-, T-, S-, R-, and E-Type Thermocouples (see Table 1 in the full data sheet)
  • Simple SPI-Compatible Interface (Read-Only)
  • Detects Thermocouple Shorts to GND or VCC
  • Detects Open Thermocouple
Buy Now MAX31865

MAX31865 - Integrated temperature sensing solutions for RTDs

The MAX31865 is an easy-to-use resistance-to-digital converter optimized for platinum resistance temperature detectors (RTDs). An external resistor sets the sensitivity for the RTD being used and a precision delta-sigma ADC converts the ratio of the RTD resistance to the reference resistance into digital form. The MAX31865's inputs are protected against overvoltage faults as large as ±50V. Programmable detection of RTD and cable open and short conditions is included

Key Features
  • Simple Conversion of Platinum RTD Resistance to Digital Value
  • Handles 100Ω to 1kΩ (at 0°C) Platinum RTDs (PT100 to PT1000)
  • Compatible with 2-, 3-, and 4-wire Sensor Connections
  • Conversion Time: 21ms max
  • 15-Bit ADC Resolution; Nominal Temperature Resolution 0.03125°C (Varies Due to RTD Nonlinearity)
  • Total Accuracy Over All Operating Conditions: 0.5°C (0.05% of Full Scale) max
  • ±50V Input Protection
  • Fully Differential VREF Inputs
  • Fault Detection (Open RTD Element, RTD Shorted to Out-of-Range Voltage, or Short Across RTD Element)
  • SPI-Compatible Interface
  • 20-Pin TQFN Package