12-Bit Micro Power Digital-to-Analog Converter with Rail-to-Rail Output



Product details


Resolution (Bits) 12 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 12.5 Features Low Power Reference type Ext Architecture String Rating Military, Space Operating temperature range (C) -55 to 125, 25 to 25 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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CFP (NAC) 10 42 mm² 6.86 x 6.12 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • 5962R07726
    • Total Ionizing Dose 100 krad(Si)
    • Single Event Latch-up Immune 120 MeV-cm2/mg
    • Single Event Functional Interrupt Immune 120 MeV-cm2/mg (See Radiation Report)
  • Ensured Monotonicity
  • Low Power Operation
  • Rail-to-Rail Voltage Output
  • Power-On Reset to Zero Volts Output
  • SYNC Interrupt Facility
  • Wide Power Supply Range (2.7 V to 5.5 V)
  • Small Packages
  • Power-Down Feature
  • Key Specifications
    • Resolution: 12 Bits
    • DNL: +0.21, –0.10 LSB (Typical)
    • Output Settling Time: 12.5 µs (Typical)
    • Zero Code Error: 2.1 mV (Typical)
    • Full-Scale Error: –0.04% FS (Typical)
    • Power Dissipation
      • Normal Mode: 0.52 mW (3.6 V) and 1.19 mW (5.5 V) Typical
      • Power-Down Mode: 0.014 µW (3.6 V) and 0.033 µW (5.5 V) Typical
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The DAC121S101QML-SP device is a full-featured, general-purpose, 12-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 177 µA of current at 3.6 V. The on-chip output amplifier allows rail-to-rail output swing and the three-wire serial interface operates at clock rates up to 20 MHz over the specified supply voltage range and is compatible with standard SPI, QSPI, MICROWIRE, and DSP interfaces.

The supply voltage for the DAC121S101QML-SP 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 DAC121S101QML-SP make it an excellent choice for use in battery-operated equipment.

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* Datasheet DAC121S101QML-SP Radiation Hardened 12-Bit Micro Power Digital-to-Analog Converter With Rail-to-Rail Output datasheet (Rev. F) Jul. 29, 2016
* SMD DAC121S101QML-SP SMD 5962R0722602VZA Jun. 21, 2016
* Radiation & reliability report DAC121S101QML TID Report May 09, 2012
* Radiation & reliability report DAC121S101WGRQV SET Analysis Paper May 09, 2012
* Radiation & reliability report DAC121S101WGRQV SEE Report May 07, 2012
Selection guide TI Space Products (Rev. H) Jan. 27, 2021
Technical article Satellite state of health: how space-grade ICs are improving telemetry circuit design Jan. 26, 2021
Application note Heavy Ion Orbital Environment Single-Event Effects Estimations May 18, 2020
Application note Single-Event Effects Confidence Interval Calculations Jan. 14, 2020
More literature TI Engineering Evaluation Units vs. MIL-PRF-38535 QML Class V Processing Jun. 17, 2019
E-book Preview: Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) Jun. 07, 2019
E-book Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) May 21, 2019
Application note AN-2001 Daisy Chaining Precision DACs (Rev. A) May 01, 2013
More literature Die D/S DAC121S101MDR 12-Bit Micro Power DAC with Rail-to-Rail Sep. 06, 2012
User guide DAC121S101CVAL 12-Bit Micro Power DAC with Rail-to-Rail Output User Guide Feb. 23, 2012

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The DAC121S101CVAL Design Kit populated with a ceramic sample is designed to ease evaluation and design-in of the Texas Instrument DAC121S101WGRQV 12-bit Micro-Power Digital-to-Analog Converters with Rail-to-Rail Output. Replace with: The evaluation board can be used in Stand-Alone mode, suitable (...)

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