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Resolution (Bits) 16 DAC channels 1 Interface type Single-Wire Output type Buffered Current Features 4-20mA loop transmitter, Low Power Reference: type Ext Architecture Delta-Sigma Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 24 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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WQFN (RGH) 16 16 mm² 4 x 4 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • 16-Bit Linearity
  • Single-Wire Interface (SWIF), with Handshake
  • Digital Data Transmission (No Loss of Fidelity)
  • Pin Programmable Power-Up Condition
  • Self Adjusting to Input Data Rate
  • Loop Error Detection and Rreporting
  • Programmable Output Current Error Level
  • No External Precision Components
  • Simple Interface to HART Modulator
  • Small Package: WQFN-16 (4 × 4 mm, 0.5 mm Pitch)
  • Key
    • Output Current TempCo: 29 ppmFS/°C (Max)
    • Long-Term Output Current Drift: 90 ppmFS (Typ)
    • INL: 3.3/–2.1 µA(Max)
    • Total Supply Current: 190 µA (Max)


  • Two-Wire, 4-20 mA Current Loop Transmitter
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Actuator Control
  • Factory Automation
  • Building Automation
  • Precision Instruments
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Test Systems

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The DAC161P997 is a 16-bit ΣΔ digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for transmitting an analog output current over an industry standard 4-20 mA current loop. It offers 16-bit accuracy with a low output current temperature coefficient (29 ppm/°C) and excellent long-term output current drift (90 ppmFS) while consuming less than 190 µA.

The data link to the DAC161P997 is a Single Wire Interface (SWIF) which allows sensor data to be transferred in digital format over an isolation boundary using a single isolation component. The DAC161P997’s digital input is compatible with standard isolation transformers and opto-couplers. Error detection and handshaking features within the SWIF protocol ensure error free communication across the isolation boundary. For applications where isolation is not required, the DAC161P997 interfaces directly to a microcontroller.

The loop drive of the DAC161P997 interfaces to a HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) modulator, allowing injection of FSK modulated digital data into the 4-20 mA current loop. This combination of specifications and features makes the DAC161P997 ideal for 2- and 4-wire industrial transmitters.

The DAC161P997 is available in a 16-lead WQFN package and is specified over the extended industrial temperature range of –40°C to 105°C.

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* Datasheet DAC161P997 Single-Wire 16-bit DAC for 4- to 20-mA Loops datasheet (Rev. G) Dec. 24, 2014
Application note AN-2245 MSP430 Interface to DAC161P997 Code Library (Rev. A) Apr. 22, 2013
User guide DAC161P997 Evaluation Board User Guide Jan. 27, 2012

Design & development

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Hardware development


DAC161P997EVAL is the evaluation board for the DAC161P997 Single-Wire 16-bit DAC for 4-20mA Loops. This board will help the user evaluate the functionality and performance of the DAC161P997. It is also a demonstration tool for the DAC?s unique single wire interface (SWIF).

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  • Assembled DAC161P997EVAL Evaluation Board
  • DAC161P997EVAL Users Guide

Additional Tools:

  • SPIO-4 Sensor AFE Digital Controller Board
  • DAC161P997EVAL Users Guide
  • Application software for SPIO-4/DAC161P997EVAL kit
  • DAC161P997EVAL board schematic
  • DAC161P997EVAL board layout

Software development

SNAC028.ZIP (43848 KB)
SNAC041.ZIP (12 KB)

Design tools & simulation

SNAM145.TSC (306 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
SNAM146.ZIP (19 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
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  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
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ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC — The Analog Engineer’s Calculator is designed to speed up many of the repetitive calculations that analog circuit design engineers use on a regular basis. This PC-based tool provides a graphical interface with a list of various common calculations ranging from setting op-amp gain with feedback (...)
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    • Noise calculations
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    • Gain selections using standard resistors
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    • Total noise for common amplifier configurations
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Reference designs

Isolated Loop Powered Thermocouple Transmitter Reference Design
TIDA-00189 The Isolated Loop powered Thermocouple Transmitter reference design is a system solution providing precision K-type thermocouple measurements for 4 to 20-mA isolated current-loop applications. This design is intended as an evaluation module for users to fast prototype and develop end-products for (...)
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