Dual-channel, 10-bit, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with input FIFO and current sour


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Resolution (Bits) 10 Number of DAC channels (#) 2 Interface type DDR LVDS, Parallel LVDS Sample/update rate (MSPS) 500 Features Low Power Rating Catalog Interpolation 1x Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 464 SFDR (dB) 76 Architecture Current Source Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Reference type Ext, Int open-in-new Find other High-speed DACs (>10MSPS)

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VQFN (RGC) 64 81 mm² 9 x 9 open-in-new Find other High-speed DACs (>10MSPS)


  • Dual Channel
  • Resolution
    • DAC3154: 10-Bit
    • DAC3164: 12-Bit
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 500 MSPS
  • Pin Compatible Family with DAC3174 and
  • Input Interface:
    • 12-/10-Bit Wide LVDS Inputs
    • Internal FIFO
  • Chip to Chip Synchronization
  • Power Dissipation: 460mW
  • Spectral Performance at 20 MHz IF
    • SNR: 62 dBFS for DAC3154, 72 dBFS for DAC3164
    • SFDR: 76 dBc for DAC3154, 77 dBc for DAC3164
  • Current Sourcing DACs
  • Compliance Range: –0.5V to 1V
  • Package: 64 Pin QFN (9x9mm)
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The DAC3154/DAC3164 are dual channel 10-/12-bit, pin-compatible family of 500 MSPS digital-to-analog converters (DAC). The DAC3154/DAC3164 use a 10-/12-bit wide LVDS digital bus with an input FIFO. FIFO input and output pointers can be synchronized across multiple devices for precise signal synchronization. The DAC outputs are current sourcing and terminate to GND with a compliance range of –0.5 to 1V. DAC3154/ DAC3164 are pin compatible with the dual-channel, 14-bit, 500 MSPS digital-to-analog converters DAC3174, and the single-channel, 14-/12-10-bit, digital-to-analog converters DAC3171/DAC3161/DAC3151.

The devices are available in a QFN-64 PowerPAD package is specified over the full industrial temperature range (–40°C to 85°C).

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* Data sheet Dual 12-/10-bit 500 MSPS Digital to Analog Converters datasheet May 31, 2013
Technical article Keys to quick success using high-speed data converters Oct. 13, 2020
Technical article Digital signal processing in RF sampling DACs – part 2 Apr. 04, 2017
Technical article Digital signal processing in RF sampling DACs - part 1 Feb. 13, 2017
Technical article Why phase noise matters in RF sampling converters Nov. 28, 2016
More literature TI and Altera Ease Design Process with Compatible Evaluation Tools Apr. 25, 2011
More literature TI and Xilinx Ease Design Process with Compatible Evaluation Tools Apr. 25, 2011

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document-generic User guide

The DAC3154EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' dual-channel 10-bit 500 MSPS DAC3154 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3154 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of (...)

  • Comprehensive test capability for the DAC3154 for IF and RF outputs
  • Direct connection to TSW1400 signal generator
  • Includes CDCE62005 for clock generation or jitter cleaning
  • Includes TRF3705 for complete transmitter evaluation
  • Software support with a full featured GUI for easy testing
  • Direct HSMC (...)
document-generic User guide

The TSW1406EVM is a low cost pattern generator circuit board used to evaluate some of Texas Instruments’ (TI) most popular high speed digital-to-analog converters (DAC).

The TSW1406EVM supports a high speed LVDS bus capable of receiving 16-bit samples at 1.0 GSPS. The platform supports a 64k sample (...)

  • Simple 16-bit waveform generation for use with TI’s high speed DAC EVM’s
  • Supports 64k sample depth at up to 1.0 GSPS LVDS I/O rates
  • LatticeECP3 high speed mini FPGA
  • Analyzes up to 8 channels concurrently
  • Single mini USB cable for power and data
  • Utilizes easy to use software GUI package
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