[sdiy] DG408 issues
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Fri Aug 11 10:14:01 CEST 2017
Where is this max +5V reading coming from for the Dig line?
Both Intersil & Maxim datasheets say "(V-) - 2 to (V+) + 2,or 20 mA,
whichever occurs first"
Only a quick reading by me at the moment, but I couldn't see anything
else obvious that suggested otherwise.
As long as the digital control goes over 2.4V it registers HI.
I think the original issue is the Low Voltage chip variant - I had that
issue once DG4xxLDY rather than DG4xxDY
On 11/08/2017 05:14, Ben Bradley wrote:
> "I had tied the enable pin directly to the +15 supply, but hacked in a
> resistor to tie it to a divider that was already in use, after seeing
> a comment online that the chip doesn't like large voltages on the
> digital pins. There's about 8V on the pin with 120k to +15."
> The way I read the data sheet(s) for this DG series, there's a +V
> input (+15v), -V (-15V) and GND, and these are for the analog switch
> section. All digital inputs should be at least at GND pin and at most
> +5V above GND pin. There's internal level translation for the
> switches. 8V sounds way too high for a digital input, even if it's got
> little current going into it through a high value resistor. I think
> it's turning on something that shouldn't be turning on, and pulling
> lots of current through the +15V and/or -15V power inputs, and that's
> what's causing heating.
> Make the resistive dividers so the digital inputs are at most +5V, and
> at lowest, the potential of the DG's GND pin. Both Vishay and Intersil
> say a digital input over 2.4V is a Logic 1, and below 0.8V is a logic
> 0. I might make the 1 voltage 3.3V
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Tim Ressel <timr at circuitabbey.com> wrote:
>> Check the datasheet for the exact DG408 you have. Some have narrower voltage
>> On 8/10/2017 8:47 PM, David Moylan wrote:
>>> As mentioned in my other thread I'm using a DG408 to switch modes on a
>>> Roland IR3109 filter. Can't quite figure out why the DG408 is so hot. The
>>> digital inputs are rather large as they're coming from the outputs of 3
>>> opamps set up as a 3-bit ADC. However, I'm sending them through large
>>> resistors (220k) and they don't appear to be drawing much current,
>>> approximately .13 mA.
>>> Datasheet suggests that anything within the supply range is ok. However,
>>> I'm not sure if the negative supply should be considered ground for the
>>> digital inputs. Even so, if I set the ADC to all positive outputs so
>>> there's no negative voltage on the digital pins the chip is still just as
>>> I had tied the enable pin directly to the +15 supply, but hacked in a
>>> resistor to tie it to a divider that was already in use, after seeing a
>>> comment online that the chip doesn't like large voltages on the digital
>>> pins. There's about 8V on the pin with 120k to +15.
>>> Voltages at all pins appear normal, but the chip is very hot. Can't keep
>>> my finger on it for more than a few seconds. Other than that symptom
>>> everything works correctly.
>>> Anyone experienced problems with this chip?
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