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Resolution (Bits) 12 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type DDR LVDS, Parallel LVDS Sample/update rate (MSPS) 500 Features Low Power Rating Catalog Interpolation 1x Power consumption (Typ) (mW) 375 SFDR (dB) 82 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)

Features

  • Single Channel
  • Resolution
    • DAC3151: 10-Bit
    • DAC3161: 12-Bit
    • DAC3171: 14-Bit
  • Maximum Sample Rate: 500 MSPS
  • Pin-Compatible Family
  • Input Interface:
    • Parallel LVDS Inputs
    • Single or Dual DDR Data Clock
    • Internal FIFO
  • Chip to Chip Synchronization
  • Power Dissipation: 375 mW
  • Spectral Performance at 20 MHz IF
    • SNR:
      • DAC3151: 62 dBFS
      • DAC3161: 72 dBFS
      • DAC3171: 76 dBFS
    • SFDR:
      • DAC3151: 76 dBc
      • DAC3161: 77 dBc
      • DAC3171: 78 dBc
  • Current Sourcing DACs
  • Compliance Range: –0.5 V to +1 V
  • Package: 64-pin VQFN (9 mm × 9 mm)
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Description

The DAC3151, DAC3161, and DAC3171 (DAC31x1) are a family of single-channel, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converters (DACs). This family uses a 10-,
12-, or 14-bit wide LVDS digital bus with an input FIFO. The 14-bit DAC3171 also supports a DDR 7-bit LVDS interface mode. 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 V to +1 V. The DAC31x1 are pin compatible with the DAC31x4, dual-channel, 10-, 12-, and 14-bit, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converters.

The DAC31x1 are available in a VQFN-64 package that is specified over the full industrial temperature range (–40°C to +85°C).

 

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* Data sheet DAC31x1 Single-Channel, 14-,12-, and 10-Bit, 500-MSPS, Digital-to-Analog Converters datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 16, 2018
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

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
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Description

The DAC3161EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' single-channel 12-bit 500 MSPS DAC3161 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3161 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of (...)

Features
  • Comprehensive test capability for the DAC3161 for IF outputs
  • Direct connection to TSW1400 signal generator
  • Includes CDCE62005 for clock generation or jitter cleaning
  • Software support with a full featured GUI for easy testing
  • Direct HSMC connection to Altera FPGA development kits
  • FMC-DAC-Adapter card to (...)
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Description

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 (...)

Features
  • 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
  • Design tools & simulation

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    Features
    • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
    • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
    • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
    • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
    • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
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