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16-/12-bit DACs are pin and software compatible

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Fulfilling the industry's requirement for high-precision multichannel DACs with design flexibility, Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a family of quad (MAX5134/MAX5135) and dual (MAX5136/MAX5137), 16-bit and 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that are pin and software compatible.

These multi-channel DACs are designed to address customers' environmental concerns about power consumption. In sleep mode, the MAX5134-MAX5137 family draws less than 300nA. Four 12- or 16-bit DACs can operate on an average current of 2.5microamps. Featuring an integrated, high-precision voltage reference, these DACs also give designers unmatched flexibility to change channel count and resolution with little or no design rework. Consequently, each DAC channel can be powered down individually for better control of power consumption.

The high linearity (±8LSB INL for the 16-bit DAC and ±1LSB INL for the 12-bit DAC) and flexibility of these DACs make them ideal for industrial process control and portable instrumentation applications, such as communication systems, programmable logic controllers, servo loops, and automatic test equipment. Other broad-based applications include automatic tuning, gain and offset adjustment, power amplifier control, data acquisition, programmable voltage, and current sources.

Pricing: Starts at $9.95 for the MAX5134, $4.75 for the MAX5135, $5.75 for the MAX5136, and $2.50 for the MAX5137 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Samples and evaluation kits are available.
Datasheet: Click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, www.maxim-ic.com

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