19-2340; Rev 0; 1/02
12-Bit Low-Power, 2-Wire, Serial
The MAX5812 is a single, 12-bit voltage-output, digital-to-
analog converter (DAC) with an I2C™-compatible 2-wire
interface that operates at clock rates up to 400kHz. The
device operates from a single 2.7V to 5.5V supply and
draws only 100µA at VDD = 3.6V. A low-power power-
down mode decreases current consumption to less than
1µA. The MAX5812 features three software-selectable
power-down output impedances: 100kΩ, 1kΩ, and high
impedance. Other features include an internal precision
Rail-to-Rail® output buffer and a power-on reset circuit
that powers up the DAC in the 100kΩ power-down mode.
The MAX5812 features a double-buffered I2C-compatible
serial interface that allows multiple devices to share a sin-
gle bus. All logic inputs are CMOS-logic compatible and
buffered with Schmitt triggers, allowing direct interfacing
to optocoupled and transformer-isolated interfaces. The
MAX5812 minimizes digital noise feedthrough by discon-
necting the clock (SCL) signal from the rest of the device
when an address mismatch is detected.
The MAX5812 is specified over the extended temperature
range of -40°C to +85°C and is available in a space-sav-
ing 6-pin SOT23 package. Refer to the MAX5811 for the
Digital Gain and Offset Adjustments
Programmable Voltage and Current Sources
VCO/Varactor Diode Control
Typical Operating Circuit
RS SDA MAX5812 OUT
SDA MAX5812 OUT
o Ultra-Low Supply Current
100µA at VDD = 3.6V
130µA at VDD = 5.5V
o 300nA Low-Power Power-Down Mode
o Single 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Voltage
o Fast 400kHz I2C-Compatible 2-Wire Serial
o Schmitt-Trigger Inputs for Direct Interfacing to
o Rail-to-Rail Output Buffer Amplifier
o Three Software-Selectable Power-Down Output
100kΩ, 1kΩ, and High Impedance
o Read-Back Mode for Bus and Data Checking
o Power-On Reset to Zero
o Miniature 6-Pin SOT23 Package
MAX5812LEUT -40°C to +85°C 6 SOT23
MAX5812MEUT -40°C to +85°C 6 SOT23
MAX5812NEUT -40°C to +85°C 6 SOT23
MAX5812PEUT -40°C to +85°C 6 SOT23
Selector Guide appears at end of data sheet.
Functional Diagram appears at end of data sheet.
Rail-to-Rail is a registered trademark of Nippon Motorola, Ltd.
I2C is a trademark of Philips Corporation.
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