256-Position, Digital Potentiometer
Nonvolatile memory maintains wiper settings
Thin LFCSP-10 (3 mm x 3 mm x 0.8 mm) package
Compact MSOP-10 (3 mm × 4.9 mm x 1.1mm) package
VLOGIC pin provides increased interface flexibility
End-to-end resistance 5 kΩ, 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ, 100 kΩ
Resistance tolerance stored in EEPROM (0.1% accuracy)
Power-on EEPROM refresh time < 1ms
Software write protect command
Address Decode Pin AD0 and Pin AD1 allow
4 packages per bus
100-year typical data retention at 55°C
Wide operating temperature −40°C to +85°C
3 V to 5 V single supply
LCD panel VCOM adjustment
LCD panel brightness and contrast control
Mechanical potentiometer replacement in new designs
Programmable power supplies
RF amplifier biasing
Automotive electronics adjustment
Gain control and offset adjustment
Fiber to the home systems
Electronics level settings
The AD5259 provides a compact, nonvolatile LFCSP-10
(3 mm × 3 mm) or MSOP-10 (3 mm × 4.9 mm) packaged
solution for 256-position adjustment applications. These
devices perform the same electronic adjustment function
as mechanical potentiometers1 or variable resistors, but
with enhanced resolution and solid-state reliability.
The wiper settings are controllable through an I2C-compatible
digital interface that is also used to read back the wiper register
and EEPROM content. Resistor tolerance is also stored within
EEPROM, providing an end-to-end tolerance accuracy of 0.1%.
A separate VLOGIC pin delivers increased interface flexibility. For
users who need multiple parts on one bus, Address Bit AD0 and
Address Bit AD1 allow up to four devices on the same bus.
FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAMS
Figure 1. Block Diagram
Figure 2. Block Diagram Showing Level Shifters
AD0 2 AD5259 9 B
AD1 3 TOP VIEW 8 VDD
SDA 4 (Not to Scale) 7 GND
Figure 3. Pinout
1 The terms digital potentiometer, VR (variable resistor), and RDAC are used
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