Relay driver IC

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I'm looking for a relay IC with a serial interface and an integrated short-circuit protection. The MAX4896 looks great but it does not seem to be easily available. Do you know any other relay driver that could do the job?

Link to MAX4896 datasheet: http://datasheets.maxim-ic.com/en/ds/MAX4896.pdf

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Hi.

Would you consider using the ULN2803 and putting a serial to latched parallel interface (maybe a Tiny2313) to drive its inputs?

Cheers,

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Would you consider using the ULN2803 and putting a serial to latched parallel interface (maybe a Tiny2313) to drive its inputs?

Thank you for the suggestion but I have used the ULN before and I would rather have an integrated short-circuit protection.

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Freescale have some automotive high and low side drivers that might suit. However getting them might be harder.

Or a tpic6595 and some polyswitches?

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You can buy directly at Maxim, online; any quantity.

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You can also sample them from maxim for free. I know for a fact maxim is very generous as well. I sampled $300.00 worth of A/D converters and they paid the overnight freight from the phillipines!!

Fill out the online sample request and put down that you need tem of them

Jim

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Thanks for the suggestions!

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Zwox,
Your welcome. Maxim is really a great online sample source. As I said, they will sample just about anything in reasonable quantities.

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

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try micrel
they make a serial in latched out driver - mic5841, but it is not short circuit protected.
i think atmel also makes some low side driver chips