19-4010; Rev 1; 12/07
12-Bit, Multichannel ADCs/DACs with FIFO,
Temperature Sensing, and GPIO Ports
The MAX1221/MAX1223/MAX1343 integrate a multichan-
nel, 12-bit, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a 12-bit,
digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in a single IC. The
devices also include a temperature sensor and config-
urable general-purpose I/O ports (GPIOs) with a 25MHz
SPI™-/QSPI™-/MICROWIRE™-compatible serial inter-
face. The ADC is available in a 12 or an eight input-chan-
nel version. The DAC outputs settle within 2.0µs, and the
ADC has a 225ksps conversion rate.
All devices include an internal reference (2.5V) providing
a well-regulated, low-noise reference for both the ADC
and DAC. Programmable reference modes for the ADC
and DAC allow the use of an internal reference, an exter-
nal reference, or a combination of both. Features such as
an internal ±1°C accurate temperature sensor, FIFO,
scan modes, programmable internal or external clock
modes, data averaging, and AutoShutdown™ allow users
to minimize both power consumption and processor
requirements. The low glitch energy (4nV•s) and low digi-
tal feedthrough (0.5nV•s) of the integrated DACs make
these devices ideal for digital control of fast-response
The devices are guaranteed to operate with a supply volt-
age from +2.7V to +5.25V. The devices consume 2.5mA
at 225ksps throughput, only 22µA at 1ksps throughput,
and under 0.2µA in the shutdown mode. The MAX1221/
MAX1343 offer four GPIOs that can be configured as
inputs or outputs.
The MAX1221/MAX1223/MAX1343 are available in 36-pin
thin QFN packages. All devices are specified over the
-40°C to +85°C temperature range.
Closed-Loop Controls for Optical Components
and Base Stations
System Supervision and Control
♦ 12-Bit, 225ksps ADC
Analog Multiplexer with True-Differential
12 Single-Ended Channels or Six Differential
Channels (Unipolar or Bipolar) (MAX1223)
Eight Single-Ended Channels or Four Differential
Channels (Unipolar or Bipolar)
Excellent Accuracy: ±0.5 LSB INL, ±0.5 LSB DNL
♦ 12-Bit, Octal, 2µs Settling DAC
Ultra-Low Glitch Energy (4nV•s)
Power-Up Options from Zero Scale or Full Scale
Excellent Accuracy: ±0.5 LSB INL
♦ Internal Reference or External Single-Ended/
Internal Reference Voltage 2.5V
♦ Internal ±1°C Accurate Temperature Sensor
♦ On-Chip FIFO Capable of Storing 16 ADC
Conversion Results and One Temperature Result
♦ On-Chip Channel-Scan Mode and Internal
♦ Analog Single-Supply Operation
+2.7V to +5.25V
♦ 2.7V to AVDD Digital Supply
♦ 25MHz, SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE Serial Interface
♦ AutoShutdown Between Conversions
♦ Low-Power ADC
2.5mA at 225ksps
22µA at 1ksps
0.2µA at Shutdown
♦ Low-Power DAC: 1.5mA
♦ Evaluation Kit Available (Order MAX1258EVKIT)
SPI and QSPI are trademarks of Motorola, Inc.
MICROWIRE is a trademark of National Semiconductor Corp.
AutoShutdown is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Pin Configurations appear at end of data sheet.
Ordering Information/Selector Guide
MAX1221BETX 36 Thin QFN-EP*
2.7 to 5.25
MAX1223BETX 36 Thin QFN-EP*
2.7 to 5.25
MAX1343BETX 36 Thin QFN-EP*
2.7 to 5.25
Note: All devices are specified over the -40°C to +85°C operating temperature range.
*EP = Exposed pad.
**Number of resolution bits refers to both DAC and ADC.
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