Single-Wire 16-bit DAC for 4-20mA Loops - DAC161P997


Single-Wire 16-bit DAC for 4-20mA Loops

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The DAC161P997 is a 16- bit ΣΔ digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for transmitting an analog output current over an industry standard 4-20 mA current loop. It offers 16-bit accuracy with a low output current temperature coefficient (29ppm/°C) and excellent long-term output current drift (90 ppmFS) while consuming less than 190µA.

The data link to the DAC161P997 is a Single Wire Interface (SWIF) which allows sensor data to be transferred in digital format over an isolation boundary using a single isolation component. The DAC161P997’s digital input is compatible with standard isolation transformers and optocouplers. Error detection and handshaking features within the SWIF protocol ensure error free communication across the isolation boundary. For applications where isolation is not required, the DAC161P997 interfaces directly to a microcontroller.

The loop drive of the DAC161P997 interfaces to a HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) modulator, allowing injection of FSK modulated digital data into the 4-20mA current loop. This combination of specifications and features makes the DAC161P997 ideal for 2- and 4-wire industrial transmitters.

The DAC161P997 is available in a 16–lead WQFN package and is specified over the extended industrial temperature range of –40°C to 105°C.


  • 16-bit Linearity
  • Single-Wire Interface (SWIF), with
  • Digital Data Transmission (No Loss of
  • Pin Programmable Power-Up Condition
  • Self Adjusting to Input Data Rate
  • Loop Error Detection and
  • Programmable Output Current Error Level
  • No External Precision Components
  • Simple Interface to HART Modulator
  • Small Package: WQFN-16 (4x4 mm, 0.5 mm


  • Two-Wire, 4-20 mA Current Loop Transmitter
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Actuator Control
  • Factory Automation
  • Building Automation
  • Precision Instruments
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Test Systems

Key Specifications

  • Output Current TempCo: 29 ppmFS/°C(Max)
  • Long-Term Output Current Drift: 90 ppmFS (Typ)
  • INL: +3.3/−2.1 µA (Max)
  • Total Supply Current: 190 µA (Max)

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Resolution (Bits)
DAC: Channels
INL (Max) (+/-LSB)
Output Range Max. (V or mA)
Output Type
Reference: Type
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Approx. Price (US$)
Analog Supply (Min) (V)
Analog Supply (Max) (V)
DNL (Max) (+/-LSB)
Digital Supply (Min) (V)
Digital Supply (Max) (V)
Gain Error (Max) (%FSR)
Power Consumption (Typ) (mW)
DAC161P997 DAC161S997
16     16    
1     1    
9     9    
24     24    
Current     Current    
Single-Wire     Serial SPI    
Ext     Ext    
-40 to 105     -40 to 105    
16WQFN     16WQFN    
1.75 | 1ku     1.75 | 1ku    
2.7     2.7    
3.6     3.6    
0.5     0.5    
2.7     2.7    
3.6     3.6    
0.22     0.22    
Delta-Sigma     Delta-Sigma    
0.5     0.33    
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