True 16-bit, 8-channel, SPI, voltage-output DAC in WCSP package with precision internal reference


Product details


Resolution (Bits) 16 Number of DAC channels (#) 8 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 5 Features Small Size Reference type Int Architecture R-2R Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 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

DSBGA (YZF) 16 5 mm² 2.43 x 2.43 WQFN (RTE) 16 9 mm² 3 x 3 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • Performance
    • INL: ±1 LSB Maximum at 16-Bit Resolution
    • TUE: ±0.1% of FSR Maximum
  • Integrated 2.5 V Precision Internal Reference
    • Initial Accuracy: ±5 mV Maximum
    • Low Drift: 2 ppm/°C Typical, DAC80508
  • High Drive Capability: 20 mA with 0.5 V from Supply Rails
  • Flexible Output Configuration
    • User Selectable Gain: 2, 1 or ½
    • Reset to Zero Scale or Midscale
    • Clear Output Function: DACx0508C
  • Wide Operating Range
    • Power Supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
    • Temperature Range: –40˚C to 125˚C
  • 50 MHz SPI Compatible Serial Interface
    • 1.7 V to 5.5 V Operation
    • Daisy Chain Operation
    • CRC Error Check
  • Low Power: 0.6 mA/Channel at 5.5 V
  • Small Packages:
    • 3 mm × 3 mm, 16-Pin WQFN
    • 2.4 mm x 2.4 mm, 16-Pin DSBGA
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The DACx0508 is a pin-compatible family of low power, eight-channel, buffered voltage-output, digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with 16-, 14- and 12-bit resolution. The DACx0508 includes a 2.5-V, 5-ppm/°C internal reference, eliminating the need for an external precision reference in most applications. A user selectable gain configuration provides full-scale output voltages of 1.25 V (gain = ½), 2.5 V (gain = 1) or 5 V (gain = 2). The device operates from a single 2.7-V to 5.5-V supply, is specified monotonic and provides high linearity of ±1 LSB INL.

Communication to the DACx0508 is performed through a serial interface that operates at clock rates up to 50 MHz. The VIO pin enables serial interface operation from 1.7 V to 5.5 V. The DACx0508 flexible interface enables operation with a wide range of industry-standard microprocessors and microcontrollers.

The DACx0508 incorporates a power-on-reset circuit that powers up and maintains the DAC outputs at either zero scale or midscale until a valid code is written to the device. The device consumes low current of 0.6 mA/channel at 5.5 V, making it suitable for battery-operated equipment. A per-channel power-down feature reduces the device current consumption to 15 µA.

The DACx0508 is characterized for operation over the temperature range of –40°C to 125°C and is available in small packages.

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Technical documentation

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The DAC80508 evaluation module (EVM) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the functionality and performance of the DAC80508 device. DAC80508 is a 16-bit buffered voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC). This device includes a 2.5-V, 5-ppm/°C internal reference and a (...)

  • INL: ±1 LSB (max) at 16-bit resolution
  • Integrated 2.5-V precision internal reference
  • High drive capability: 20 mA with 0.5 V from supply rails
  • Very-low power: 0.7 mA/channel at 5.5 V

Design tools & simulation

SLAM325C.ZIP (56 KB) - IBIS Model
PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
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
  • (...)
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
  • (...)
SBAC228.ZIP (24 KB)
SBAM419.ZIP (22 KB)

Reference designs

8-channel, 16-bit, 200mA current output DAC reference design
TIDA-01525 This reference design combines the small size and high performance of the DAC80508 8-channel, 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with precision op-amps to create a high-density and accurate current-source solution. The reference design has an maximum output current of 200 mA and allows for a (...)
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Ultra-Low Noise Bias Voltage Reference Design for Microbolometer Detectors in Thermal Cameras
TIDA-01583 — Uncooled microbolometer detectors require accurate and ultra-low noise bias voltages for their operation. Such requirements cannot be simply met by switching power supplies, LDO or DAC outputs. Enabled by Texas Instruments’ precision DAC, low noise precision amplifier and high PSRR, low noise (...)
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CAD/CAE symbols

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