Data converters are an essential analog building block and Maxim’s portfolio includes high-performance analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), digital potentiometers, analog front-end (AFE) ICs, and calibration ICs. Its ADCs encompass precision circuits with superior conversion performance under 2 Msps and high-speed ICs optimized for sample rates above 2 Gsps. Its DACs include devices with resolution from 4- to 18-bits and sampling rates over 4 Gsps. Many of these circuits are targeted for specialized applications, such as simultaneous sampling ADCs and ADCs with built-in power rails.
On the ADC side, Maxim's portfolio includes the MAX11192 with optimal signal-to-noise ratio, speed, power, and size. It is easy to drive, fast to read, and ideal for resolvers and encoders, smart grid equipment, medical equipment, and industrial sensors. One of the industry’s highest performance DACs are the MAX5717 and MAX5719 16- and 20-bit voltage devices. Ideal for applications including automatic test equipment, communication systems, and test and measurement equipment, this family has integrated feedback resistors to support bipolar operation with an external operational amplifier.