SBAS528D June   2013  – December 2021 DAC7760 , DAC8760


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2  ESD Ratings
    3. 7.3  Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 7.4  Thermal Information
    5. 7.5  Electrical Characteristics
    6. 7.6  Electrical Characteristics: AC
    7. 7.7  Timing Requirements: Write Mode
    8. 7.8  Timing Requirements: Readback Mode
    9. 7.9  Timing Diagrams
    10. 7.10 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1  DAC Architecture
      2. 8.3.2  Voltage Output Stage
      3. 8.3.3  Current Output Stage
      4. 8.3.4  Internal Reference
      5. 8.3.5  Digital Power Supply
      6. 8.3.6  DAC Clear
      7. 8.3.7  Power-On Reset
      8. 8.3.8  Alarm Detection
      9. 8.3.9  Watchdog Timer
      10. 8.3.10 Frame Error Checking
      11. 8.3.11 User Calibration
      12. 8.3.12 Programmable Slew Rate
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Setting Voltage and Current Output Ranges
      2. 8.4.2 Boost Configuration for IOUT
      3. 8.4.3 Filtering the Current Output (only on the VQFN package)
      4. 8.4.4 HART Interface
        1. For 4-mA to 20-mA Mode
        2. For All Current Output Modes
    5. 8.5 Programming
      1. 8.5.1 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
        1. SPI Shift Register
        2. Write Operation
        3. Read Operation
        4. Stand-Alone Operation
        5. Multiple Devices on the Bus
    6. 8.6 Register Maps
      1. 8.6.1 DACx760 Command and Register Map
        1. DACx760 Register Descriptions
          1. Control Register
          2. Configuration Register
          3. DAC Registers
          4. Reset Register
          5. Status Register
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
      1. 9.1.1 Controlling the VOUT and IOUT Pins
        1. VOUT and IOUT Pins are Independent Outputs, Never Simultaneously Enabled
        2. VOUT and IOUT Pins are Independent Outputs, Simultaneously Enabled
        3. VOUT and IOUT Pins are Tied Together, Never Simultaneously Enabled
      2. 9.1.2 Implementing HART in All Current Output Modes
        1. Using CAP2 Pin on VQFN Package
        2. Using the ISET-R Pin
      3. 9.1.3 Short-Circuit Current Limiting
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 11.1.1 Thermal Considerations
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
      1. 12.1.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Support Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 12.6 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Frame Error Checking

If the DACx760 is used in a noisy environment, error checking can be used to check the integrity of SPI data communication between the device and the host processor. This feature can be enabled by setting the CRCEN bit of the Configuration Register to 1. The frame error checking scheme is based on the CRC-8-ATM (HEC) polynomial x8 + x2 + x + 1 (that is, 100000111). When error checking is enabled, the SPI frame width is 32 bits, as shown in Table 8-4. Start with the default 24-bit frame and enable frame error checking through the CRCEN bit and switch to the 32-bit frame. The normal 24-bit SPI data are appended with an 8-bit CRC polynomial by the host processor before feeding it to the device. For a register readback, the CRC polynomial is output on the SDO pins by the device as part of the 32-bit frame.

Table 8-4 SPI Frame With Frame Error Checking Enabled
Normal SPI frame data8-bit CRC polynomial

When in CRC mode, the DACx760 calculates CRC words every 32-clocks, unconditional of when the LATCH pin toggles. The DACx760 decodes the 32-bit input frame data to compute the CRC remainder. If no error exists in the frame, the CRC remainder is zero. When the remainder is non-zero (that is, the input frame has single- or multiple-bit errors), the ALARM pin asserts low and the CRC-FLT bit of the status register is also set to 1. The ALARM pin can be asserted low for any of the different conditions, as explained in Section 8.3.8. To reset the CRC-FLT bit to 0, use a software reset command of 0x96, disable the frame error checking, or power down the device. In the case of a CRC error, the specific SPI frame is blocked from writing to the device.

If CRC mode is enabled on the first frame issued to the device after power up, issue a no operation (NOOP) command to the device to reset the SPI clock and SPI frame alignment in the event that any transients on the SCLK line are interpreted as SCLK periods. To issue a NOOP command to the device, simply toggle the LATCH pin without any SCLK periods.