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Maxim Integrated MAX11259

Maxim Integrated MAX11259: 24-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC with Superior Noise Performance

The MAX11259 is a 6-channel, 24-bit delta-sigma ADC that achieves exceptional performance while consuming very low power. Sample rates up to 16ksps allow precision DC measurements. The MAX11259 communicates via an I2C-compatible serial interface and is available in a small (3mm x 3mm) WLP package.

The MAX11259 offers a 6.2nV/  noise programmable gain amplifier (PGA) with gain settings from 1x to 128x. The integrated PGA provides isolation of the signal inputs from the switched capacitor sampling network. The PGA also enables the MAX11259 to interface directly with high-impedance sources without compromising available dynamic range.

The MAX11259 operates from a single 2.7V to 3.6V analog supply, or split ±1.8V analog supplies, allowing the analog input to be sampled below ground. The digital supply range is 1.7V to 2.0V or 2.0V to 3.6V, allowing communication with 1.8V, 2.5V, 3V, or 3.3V logic.

Features and Benefits

  • High Resolution for Industrial Applications that Require a Wide Dynamic range, 133dB SNR at 50sps, 124dB SNR at 1000sps
  • Longer Battery Life for Portable Applications
    • 2.2mA Operating Mode Current, 2.7V to 3.6V (Single Supply) or ±1.8V (Split Supply)
    • 1µA Sleep Current Single or Split Analog Supplies Provide Input Voltage Range Flexibility
  • Enables System Integration
    • Low Noise, 6.2nV/√Hz PGA with Gains of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 6-Channel, Fully Differential Input
  • Enables On-Demand Device and System Gain and Offset Calibration
  • User-Programmable Offset and Gain Registers
  • Robust Performance in a Small Package
    • -40°C to +125°C Operating Temperature Range, WLP Package, 3mm x 3mmV


  • Battery - Powered Instrumentation
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Weigh Scales

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