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Resolution (Bits) 10 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type I2C Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 10 Features Cost Optimized, Low Power, Small Size, Smart DAC Reference type Int Architecture String Rating Automotive Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 1.8 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C, TA
  • 1 LSB INL and DNL (10-bit and 8-bit)
  • Wide operating range:
    • Power supply: 1.8 V to 5.5 V
  • PMBus™ compatible I2C interface
    • Standard, fast, and fast mode plus
    • Four slave address options configured by A0 pin
    • 1.62-V VIH with VDD = 5.5 V
  • User-programmable nonvolatile memory (NVM, EEPROM)
    • Save and recall all register settings
  • Programmable waveform generation: Square, ramp, and sawtooth
  • Pulse-width modulation (PWM) output using triangular waveform and FB pin
  • Digital slew-rate control
  • Internal reference
  • Very-low power: 0.2 mA at 1.8 V
  • Flexible startup: High impedance or 10K-GND
  • Tiny package: 8-pin WSON (2 mm × 2 mm)

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The 10-bit DAC53401-Q1 and 8-bit DAC43401-Q1 (DACx3401-Q1) are a pin-compatible family of automotive, buffered, voltage-output, smart digital-to-analog converters (DACs). These devices consume very low power, and are available in a tiny 8-pin WSON package. The feature set, combined with the tiny package and low power, make the DACx3401-Q1 an excellent choice for applications such as LED and general-purpose bias point generation, power supply control, and PWM signal generation.

These devices have nonvolatile memory (NVM), an internal reference, and a PMBus-compatible I2C interface. The DACx3401-Q1 operates with either an internal reference or the power supply as a reference, and provides full-scale output of 1.8 V to 5.5 V. The devices communicate through the I2C interface. These devices support I2C standard mode, fast mode, and fast mode plus.

The DACx3401-Q1 are smart DAC devices because of their advanced integrated features. The force-sense output, PWM output, and NVM capabilities of these smart DACs enable system performance and control without the use of software.


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* Data sheet DACx3401-Q1 Automotive, 10-Bit and 8-Bit, Voltage-Output Smart DACs With Nonvolatile Memory and PMBus™ Compatible I2C Interface in Tiny 2 × 2 WSON datasheet Oct. 28, 2020
User guide DAC53401EVM User's Guide Jul. 19, 2019
Application note DACx3401 Delivers Auto and Commercial LED and Laser Diode Biasing Solution Jul. 01, 2019

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The DAC53401 evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the functionality and performance of the DAC53401 device. DAC53401 is a single-channel, buffered, low-voltage output, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in 10-bit resolution. The device provides unipolar (...)

  • Integral nonlinearity (INL): ±1 LSB (max) at 5-V output
  • Internal reference
  • I2C interface

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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