8-Bit Micro Power QUAD Digital-to-Analog Converter with Rail-to-Rail Output


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Resolution (Bits) 8 DAC channels 4 Interface SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 4.5 Features Cost Optimized, Low Power, Small Size Reference: type Ext Architecture String Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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VSSOP (DGS) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3 WSON (DSC) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • Ensured Monotonicity
  • Low-Power Operation
  • Rail-to-Rail Voltage Output
  • Power-On Reset to 0 V
  • Simultaneous Output Updating
  • Wide Power Supply Range (2.7 V to 5.5 V)
  • Industry’s Smallest Package
  • Power Down Modes
  • Key Specifications
    • Resolution: 8 Bits
    • INL: ±0.5 LSB (Maximum)
    • DNL: +0.18 / –0.13 LSB (Maximum)
    • Setting Time: 4.5 µs (Maximum)
    • Zero Code Error: +15 mV (Maximum)
    • Full-Scale Error: –0.75 %FS (Maximum)
    • Supply Power:
      • Normal: 1.1 mW (3 V) / 2.5 mW (5 V) Typical
      • Power Down: 0.3 µW (3 V) / 0.8 µW (5 V) Typical
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The DAC084S085 is a full-featured, general-purpose QUAD 8-bit voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that can operate from a single 2.7-V to 5.5-V supply and consumes 1.1 mW at 3 V and 2.5 mW at 5 V. The DAC084S085 is packaged in 10-pin SON and VSSOP packages. The 10-pin SON package makes the DAC084S085 the smallest QUAD DAC in its class. The on-chip output amplifier allows rail-to-rail output swing and the three wire serial interface operates at clock rates up to 40 MHz over the entire supply voltage range. Competitive devices are limited to 25-MHz clock rates at supply voltages in the 2.7-V to 3.6-V range. The serial interface is compatible with standard SPI, QSPI, MICROWIRE, and DSP interfaces.

The reference for the DAC084S085 serves all four channels and can vary in voltage between 1 V and VA, providing the widest possible output dynamic range. The DAC084S085 has a 16-bit input shift register that controls the outputs to be updated, the mode of operation, the power-down condition, and the binary input data. All four outputs can be updated simultaneously or individually depending on the setting of the two mode of operation bits.

A power-on reset circuit ensures that the DAC output powers up to zero volts and remains there until there is a valid write to the device. A power-down feature reduces power consumption to less than a microWatt with three different termination options.

The low-power consumption and small packages of the DAC084S085 make it an excellent choice for use in battery-operated equipment.

The DAC084S085 is one of a family of pin-compatible DACs, including the 10-bit DAC104S085 and the 12-bit DAC124S085. The DAC084S085 operates over the extended industrial temperature range of –40°C to +105°C.

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* Datasheet DAC084S085 8-Bit Micropower QUAD Digital-to-Analog Converter With Rail-to-Rail Output datasheet (Rev. F) Mar. 31, 2016
Application notes AN-2001 Daisy Chaining Precision DACs (Rev. A) May 01, 2013
User guides 8,10,12-Bit Dual/Quad DAC with Rail-to-Rail Output User Guide Feb. 23, 2012
White papers Optimizing Portable Applications with D/A Converters Sep. 01, 2006

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