New chips on the block from Maxim Integrated

rapidNow available at Rapid is a new range of integrated circuits from Maxim Integrated – one of the world’s leading manufacturers of seamless technology solutions. Maxim’s power, interface and analog signal components translate environmental data such as temperature, pressure and sound into signals for electronic processing.

The products include sensors, transceivers, temperature sensors, real time clocks, drivers, power supplies and ICs which provide supervisory and support functions, ideal for use in applications such as industrial, communications and computing appliances, telecommunications and networking, automotive, medical, instrumentation and utility meters.

Among the chips is the DS1307Z serial real-time clock, providing exceptional timing functionality in a surface mounting SO-8 package. This low power (less than 500nA in battery back-up mode) full binary coded decimal clock provides seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month and year data with automatic adjustment for all calendar variations, including leap years.  The DS1307Z also features a built-in power-sense circuit that maintains timekeeping during power failures.

Also available is the DS1620 and 1621 series of temperature sensors. Supplied pre-calibrated, the sensor allows direct digital output of measured temperatures without the need for an A/D transformer. The sensor includes a digital thermometer and also offers functions such as thermostat, programmable digital thermostat and memory.

The MAX132 Analog to Digital Converters are CMOS, 18-bit, serial output, integrating devices that feature a multi-slope integration enabling operation up to 100 conversions per second. Acclaimed as ‘a brilliant chip’ in one recent customer review, this ADC offers higher resolution conversions in less time than standard integrating ADCs. Communication is via a 4-wire serial interface that easily connects to all common microprocessors.

Up to +250 price breaks are available across the Maxim Integrated range with discounts possible on bulk orders. Technical specifications and datasheets for individual products are available on the Rapid website.