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Resolution (Bits) 8 Number of DAC channels (#) 8 Interface type I2C Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 10 Features Cost Optimized, Low Power, Small Size Reference type Ext Architecture String Rating Catalog 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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  • ±1-LSB INL and DNL
  • Wide Operating Range
    • Power Supply: 1.8 V to 5.5 V
    • Temperature Range: –40˚C to 125˚C
  • I2CTM Serial Interface
    • Standard, Fast, and Fast+ Mode
    • 2.4-V, VIH with VDD = 5.5 V
  • LDAC Pin For Simultaneous Output Update
  • Very Low Power: 0.1 mA/Channel at 1.8 V
  • Low Power Startup Mode: Outputs powered down to 10K State
  • Tiny Package
    • 16-Pin WQFN (3 mm × 3 mm)
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The DAC53608 and DAC43608 (DACx3608) are low-power, eight-channel, voltage-output, 10-bit or 8-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) respectively. The DACx3608 are specified monotonic by design across a wide power supply range from 1.8 V to 5.5 V. Using an external reference, the DACx3608 provides a full scale output voltage range of 1.8 V to 5.5 V while consuming 0.1-mA quiescent current per channel. The DACx3608 also includes per channel, user programmable, power down registers. These registers facilitate the DAC output buffers to start in a power down to 10K state and remain in this state until a power up command is issued to these output buffers.

Low quiescent current, wide power supply range, and per channel power down option makes DACx3608 ideal for low power, battery operated systems.

The devices communicate through the I2CTM interface. These devices support I2CTM standard mode (100 kbps), fast mode (400 kbps), and fast+ mode (1 Mbps). These devices also have a load DAC (LDAC) pin that allows simultaneous DAC updates.

The DACx3608 are available in small 3-mm × 3-mm, 16-pin WQFN package. The devices are fully specified over the extended industrial temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.

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* Data sheet DACx3608 Octal, 10-Bit or 8-Bit, I2CTM Interface, Buffered Voltage Output DACs in Tiny 3 × 3 WQFN Package datasheet (Rev. A) Dec. 07, 2018
Application note Methods of output-voltage adjustment for DC/DC converters Jun. 14, 2019
Technical article Three low-side LED biasing topology options and their trade-offs Mar. 01, 2019
Technical article Power-supply supervision circuits made simpler with DACs Feb. 07, 2019
User guide DAC53608 Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. A) Dec. 14, 2018
Application note DAC53608 Delivers Ultra Low Cost LED Array Biasing Solution Jul. 26, 2018
Application note Octal Programmable Comparator Using DAC53608 Jul. 26, 2018

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The DAC53608 evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the functionality and performance of the DAC53608 device. DAC53608 is an 8-channel, buffered, low-voltage output, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in 10-bit resolution. The device provides unipolar output voltage up to 5 V.


  • Integral nonlinearity (INL): ±1 LSB (max) at 5-V output
  • Eight DAC channels
  • I2C interface

Software development

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Design tools & simulation

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PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
  • 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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SPICE-based analog simulation program
TINA-TI TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages (...)
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Analog engineer's calculator
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 (...)
  • Expedites circuit design with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
    • Noise calculations
    • Common unit translation
  • Solves common amplifier circuit design problems
    • Gain selections using standard resistors
    • Filter configurations
    • Total noise for common amplifier configurations
  • (...)
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