Dual-Channel, 16-Bit, 500-MSPS, 1x-8x Interpolating Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)



The DAC5687 is a dual-channel 16-bit high-speed digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with integrated 2×, 4×, and 8× interpolation filters, a complex numerically controlled oscillator (NCO), onboard clock multiplier, IQ compensation, and on-chip voltage reference. The DAC5687 is pin-compatible to the DAC5686, requiring only changes in register settings for most applications, and offers additional features and superior linearity, noise, crosstalk, and PLL phase noise performance.

The DAC5687 has six signal processing blocks: two interpolate-by-two digital filters, a fine frequency mixer with 32-bit NCO, a quadrature modulation compensation block, another interpolate-by-two digital filter, and a coarse frequency mixer with fS/2 or fS/4. The different modes of operation enable or bypass the signal processing blocks.

The coarse and fine mixers can be combined to span a wider range of frequencies with fine resolution. The DAC5687 allows both complex or real output. Combining the frequency upconversion and complex output produces a Hilbert transform pair that is output from the two DACs. An external RF quadrature modulator then performs the final single-sideband upconversion.

The IQ compensation feature allows optimization of phase, gain, and offset to maximize sideband rejection and minimize LO feedthrough for an analog quadrature modulator.

The DAC5687 includes several input options: single-port interleaved data, even and odd multiplexing at half-rate, and an input FIFO with either external or internal clock to ease the input timing ambiguity when the DAC5687 is clocked at the DAC output sample rate.


  • 500 MSPS
  • Selectable 2×-8× Interpolation
  • On-Chip PLL/VCO Clock Multiplier
  • Full IQ Compensation Including Offset, Gain, and Phase
  • Flexible Input Options:
    • FIFO With Latch on External or Internal Clock
    • Even/Odd Multiplexed Input
    • Single Port Demultiplexed Input
  • Complex Mixer With 32-Bit NCO
  • Fixed Frequency Mixer With fS/4 and fS/2
  • 1.8-V or 3.3-V I/O Voltage
  • On-Chip 1.2-V Reference
  • Differential Scalable Output: 2 mA to 20 mA
  • Pin Compatible to DAC5686
  • High Performance
    • 81-dBc ACLR WCDMA TM1 at 30.72 MHz
    • 72-dBc ACLR WCDMA TM1 at 153.6 MHz
  • Package: 100-Pin HTQFP
    • Cellular Base Transceiver Station Transmit Channel
      • CDMA: W-CDMA, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA
      • TDMA: GSM, IS-136, EDGE/UWC-136
      • OFDM: 802.16
    • Cable Modem Termination System

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Parametrics Compare all products in High Speed DACs (>10MSPS)

Internal PLL
Resolution (Bits)
Sample / Update Rate (MSPS)
DAC Channels
Supply Voltage(s) (V)
Power Consumption (Typ) (mW)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Package Size: mm2:W x L (PKG)
Output Range Max. (mA)
Output Range Min. (mA)
Output Type
Reference: Type
DAC5687 DAC5686
Yes    Yes   
16    16   
500    500   
2    2   
Parallel CMOS    Parallel CMOS   
80    72   
1.8, 3.3    1.8, 3.3   
1410    445   
-40 to 85    -40 to 85   
100HTQFP: 256 mm2: 16 x 16(HTQFP)    100HTQFP: 256 mm2: 16 x 16(HTQFP)   
Catalog    Catalog   
Current Sink    Current Sink   
20    20   
2    2   
Differential    Differential   
Int    Int   

Other qualified versions of DAC5687

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Enhanced Product DAC5687-EP Supports Defense, Aerospace and Medical Applications

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