Power Electronics

I²C-Compatible, Multichannel, 8-/10-/12-Bit ADCs Delivers Maximum Flexibility

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX11600-MAX11617 multichannel ADCs with an internal voltage reference. Available in 188ksps, 8-bit (MAX11600-05) and 94.4ksps, 10-/12-bit (MAX11606-17) configurations, this unique family of ADCs provides designers with the most flexibility in selecting resolution, channel count (4/8/12), supply voltage (2.7V to 3.6V/4.5V to 5.5V), and reference voltage (2.048V/4.096V). In addition, all devices in this family are software configurable to support either unipolar or bipolar inputs, as well as single-ended or differential operation. Pin compatibility between many of the devices allows designers to change resolution and channel count without redesigning their board or control software. The MAX11600-17 are ideal for automotive designs, portable/battery-powered electronics, solar-powered systems, and system-monitoring applications.

This family of ADCs consumes as little as 350 µA at 188ksps or 8 µA at data rates of 10ksps or less. AutoShutdown(TM) technology powers down the ADCs between conversions, reducing supply current to less than 1microamp at low throughput rates.

The MAX11602-05, MAX11608-11, MAX11614-17 are packaged in a pin-compatible 16-pin QSOP, the MAX11606/07/12/13 in an 8-pin microMAX(R), and the MAX11600/01 in an 8-pin SOT23. All parts are fully specified for operation over the -40 °C to +85 °C extended temperature range. Prices start at $1.40 (1000-up, FOB USA).

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