True 16-bit, 1-ch, SPI/I2C, voltage-output DAC in WSON package with precision internal reference


Product details


Resolution (Bits) 16 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type I2C, SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 5 Features Reset to Mid-Scale, Small Size Reference type Ext, Int Architecture R-2R 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)

Package | Pins | Size

VSSOP (DGS) 10 9 mm² 3 x 3 WSON (DQF) 8 4 mm² 2 x 2 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • 16-bit performance: 1-LSB INL and DNL (max)
  • Low glitch energy: 4 nV–s
  • Wide power supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Buffered output range: 5 V, 2.5 V, or 1.25 V
  • Very-low power: 1 mA at 5.5 V
  • Integrated 5-ppm/˚C (max), 2.5-V precision reference
  • Pin-selectable serial interface:
    • 3-wire, SPI compatible up to 50-MHz
    • 2-wire, I2C compatible
  • Power-on-reset: Zero scale or midscale
  • 1.62-V VIH with VDD = 5.5 V
  • Temperature range: –40˚C to +125˚C
  • Packages: Small 8-Pin WSON and 10-Pin VSSOP
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The 16-bit DAC80501, 14-bit DAC70501, and 12-bit DAC60501 (DACx0501) digital-to-analog converters (DACs) are highly accurate, low-power devices with voltage-output. The DACx0501 are specified monotonic by design, and offer linearity of < 1 LSB. These devices include a 2.5-V, 5-ppm/˚C internal reference, giving full-scale output voltage ranges of 1.25 V, 2.5 V, or 5 V. The DACx0501 incorporate a power-on-reset circuit that makes sure the DAC output powers up at zero scale or midscale, and remains at that scale until a valid code is written to the device. These devices consume a low current of 1 mA, and include a power-down feature that reduces current consumption to typically 15 µA at 5 V.

The digital interface of the DACx0501 can be configured to SPI or I2C mode using the SPI2C pin. In SPI mode, the DACx0501 use a versatile 3-wire serial interface that operates at clock rates of up to 50 MHz. In I2C mode, the DACx0501 operate in standard (100 kbps), fast (400 kbps), and fast+
(1.0 Mbps) modes.

The DACx0501 are available in easy-to-assemble
10-pin VSSOP and small 2-mm × 2-mm, 8-pin WSON packages. The devices are fully specified over the industrial temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.


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* Data sheet DACx0501 16-Bit, 14-Bit, and 12-Bit, 1-LSB INL, Voltage-Output DACs With Precision Internal Reference datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 19, 2020
Application note Circuit for differential output from a single-ended precision DAC Jan. 28, 2019
Application note High-current voltage output circuit using a precision DAC Jan. 25, 2019
Application note Programmable voltage output with sense connections circuit Jan. 07, 2019
Application note Programmable low-side current sink circuit Dec. 28, 2018
Application note Programmable, two-stage, high-side current source circuit Dec. 20, 2018
Application note Unipolar voltage output DAC to bipolar voltage output circuit Dec. 20, 2018
Application note DACx0501 Delivers Multichannel Output Using External Sample and Hold Dec. 12, 2018
User guide DAC80501EVM User's Guide Nov. 07, 2018

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The DAC80501 evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the functionality and performance of the DAC80501 device. DAC80501 is a single-channel, buffered, low-voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) in 16-bit resolution. The device provides unipolar output voltage up (...)

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

Design tools & simulation

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  • 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
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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 (...)
  • 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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