16-bit, single-channel, ultra-low power, voltage output DAC - DAC8830


16-bit, single-channel, ultra-low power, voltage output DAC



The DAC8830 and DAC8831 are single, 16-bit, serial-input, voltage-output digital-to-analog converters (DACs) operating from a single 3 V to 5 V power supply. These converters provide excellent linearity (1 LSB INL), low glitch, low noise, and fast settling (1.0 µS to 1/2 LSB of full-scale output) over the specified temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The output is unbuffered, which reduces the power consumption and the error introduced by the buffer.

These parts feature a standard high-speed (clock up to 50 MHz), 3 V or 5 V SPI serial interface to communicate with a DSP or microprocessor.

The DAC8830 output is 0 V to VREF. However, the DAC8831 provides bipolar output (±VREF) when working with an external buffer. The DAC8830 and DAC8831 are both reset to zero code after power up. For optimum performance, a set of Kelvin connections to external reference and analog ground input are provided on the DAC8831.

The DAC8830 is available in an SO-8 package, and the DAC8831 in an SO-14 package. Both have industry standard pinouts. The DAC8831 is also available in a QFN-14 package.


  • 16-Bit Resolution
  • 2.7 V to 5.5 V Single-Supply Operation
  • Very Low Power: 15 µW for 3 V Power
  • High Accuracy, INL: 1 LSB
  • Low Noise: 10 nV/Hz
  • Fast Settling: 1.0 µS
  • Fast SPI™ Interface, up to 50 MHz
  • Reset to Zero-Code
  • Schmitt-Trigger Inputs for Direct Optocoupler Interface
  • Industry-Standard Pin Configuration
    • Portable Equipment
    • Automatic Test Equipment
    • Industrial Process Control
    • Data Acquisition Systems
    • Optical Networking

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Parametrics Compare all products in Precision DAC (=<10MSPS)

Resolution (Bits)
DAC: Channels
Output Type
Output Range Min. (V or mA)
Output Range Max. (V or mA)
Settling Time (µs)
Reference: Type
Approx. Price (US$)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Special Features
DAC8830 DAC8831 DAC8832 DAC8881 DAC9881
16     16     16     16     18    
1     1     1     1     1    
R-2R     R-2R     R-2R     R-2R     R-2R    
SPI     SPI     SPI     SPI     SPI    
Unbuffered Voltage     Unbuffered Voltage     Unbuffered Voltage     Buffered Voltage     Buffered Voltage    
0     -5.5     -5.5     0     0    
5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5     5.5    
1     1     1     5     5    
Ext     Ext     Ext     Ext     Ext    
Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog     Catalog    
8SOIC     14SOIC
14VQFN     24VQFN     24VQFN    
5.95 | 1ku     6.25 | 1ku     5.95 | 1ku     9.20 | 1ku     16.90 | 1ku    
-40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 85     -40 to 105     -40 to 105    
N/A     N/A     N/A     Reset to Mid-Scale
Reset to Mid-Scale

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