14-Bit, Single Channel, Serial Interface, Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter


Product details


Resolution (Bits) 14 DAC channels 1 Interface type SPI Output type Unbuffered Current Settling time (µs) 0.5 Features Reference: type Ext Architecture Multiplying DAC Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 2 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

Package | Pins | Size

VSON (DRB) 8 9 mm² 3.0 x 3.0 VSSOP (DGK) 8 15 mm² 3 x 4.9 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • 14-Bit Monotonic
  • ±1 LSB INL
  • ±0.5 LSB DNL
  • Low Noise: 12 nV/Hz
  • Low Power: IDD = 2 µA
  • +2.7 V to +5.5 V Analog Power Supply
  • 2 mA Full-Scale Current ±20% with VREF = 10 V
  • 0.5 µs Settling Time
  • 4-Quadrant Multiplying Reference-Input
  • Reference Bandwidth: 10 MHz
  • ±10 V Reference Input
  • Reference Dynamics: -105 THD
  • 3-Wire 50-MHz Serial Interface
  • Tiny 8-Lead 3 x 3 mm SON and 3 x 5 mm MSOP Packages
  • Industry-Standard Pin Configuration
    • Automatic Test Equipment
    • Instrumentation
    • Digitally Controlled Calibration
    • Industrial Control PLCs

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The DAC8801 multiplying digital-to-analog converter is designed to operate from a single 2.7-V to 5.5-V supply.

The applied external reference input voltage VREF determines the full-scale output current. An internal feedback resistor (RFB) provides temperature tracking for the full-scale output when combined with an external I-to-V precision amplifier.

A serial-data interface offers high-speed, three-wire microcontroller compatible inputs using data-in (SDI), clock (CLK), and chip select (CS).

On power-up, the DAC register is filled with zeroes, and the DAC output is at zero scale.

The DAC8801 is packaged in space-saving 8-lead SON and MSOP packages.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet DAC8801: 14-Bit, Serial Input Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. B) Feb. 06, 2007
Application note Design and analysis of a TGC circuit to drive the control voltage Apr. 26, 2017
User guide DAC8801/11EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 19, 2009

Design & development

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Software development

DXP DAC Exerciser Program
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Design tools & simulation

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SON (DRB) 8 View options
VSSOP (DGK) 8 View options

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