Now available from PMD Way is the PCF8591 - a single-chip, single‑supply low‑power 8‑bit CMOS data acquisition device with four analog inputs, one analog output and a serial I²C‑bus interface.
This is for the SOP16 surface-mount version in packs of five.
Three address pins A0, A1 and A2 are used for programming the hardware address, allowing the use of up to eight devices connected to the I²C‑bus without additional hardware. Address, control and data to and from the device are transferred serially via the two-line bidirectional I²C‑bus.
The functions of the device include analog input multiplexing, on-chip track and hold function, 8-bit analog‑to‑digital conversion and an 8‑bit digital‑to‑analog conversion. The maximum conversion rate is given by the maximum speed of the I²C-bus.