10-Bit Micro Power, RRO Digital-to-Analog Converter



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Resolution (Bits) 10 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 8 Features Cost Optimized, Low Power Reference type Ext Architecture String Rating Automotive Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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  • DAC101S101Q is AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Qualified
    and is Manufactured on an Automotive Grade
  • Ensured Monotonicity
  • Low Power Operation
  • Rail-to-Rail Voltage Output
  • Power-on Reset to Zero Volts Output
  • Wide Temperature Range of −40°C to +125°C
  • Wide Power Supply Range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Small Packages
  • Power Down Feature
  • Resolution 10 bits
  • DNL +0.15, –0.05 LSB (typical)
  • Output Settling Time 8 μs (typical)
  • Zero Code Error 3.3 mV (typical)
  • Full-Scale Error −0.06 %FS (typical)
  • Power Consumption
    • Normal Mode, 0.63 mW (3.6 V) / 1.41 mW (5.5
      V) typical
    • Power Down Mode, 0.14 µW (3.6 V) / 0.33 µW
      (5.5 V) typical
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The DAC101S101 is a full-featured, general purpose 10-bit voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that can operate from a single +2.7 V to 5.5 V supply and consumes just 175 µA of current at 3.6 Volts. The on-chip output amplifier allows rail-to-rail output swing and the three wire serial interface operates at clock rates up to 30 MHz over the specified supply voltage range and is compatible with standard SPI, QSPI, MICROWIRE and DSP interfaces. Competitive devices are limited to 20 MHz clock rates at supply voltages in the 2.7 V to 3.6 V range.

The supply voltage for the DAC101S101 serves as its voltage reference, providing the widest possible output dynamic range. 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.

The low power consumption and small packages of the DAC101S101 make it an excellent choice for use in battery operated equipment.

The DAC101S101 is a direct replacement for the AD5310 and is one of a family of pin compatible DACs, including the 8-bit DAC081S101 and the 12-bit DAC121S101. The DAC101S101 operates over the extended industrial temperature range of −40°C to +105°C while the DAC101S101Q operates over the Grade 1 automotive temperature range of −40°C to +125°C. The DAC101S101 is available in a 6-lead SOT and an 8-lead VSSOP and the DAC101S101Q is availabe in the 6-lead SOT only.

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* Datasheet DAC101S101 and DAC101S101Q-1 10-Bit Micro Power, RRO Digital-to-Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. G) Apr. 28, 2016
Application note AN-2001 Daisy Chaining Precision DACs (Rev. A) May 01, 2013
User guide Eval Board UG DAC121S101 12-Bit, DAC101S101 10-Bit, and DAC081S101 8-Bit Jan. 25, 2012
White paper Optimizing Portable Applications with D/A Converters Sep. 01, 2006
White paper A Voltage-Controlled Filter Jun. 01, 2006

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