16-bit, single-channel, serial input multiplying DAC with 0.5us settling time


Product details


Resolution (Bits) 16 DAC channels 1 Interface type SPI Output type Unbuffered Current Settling time (µs) 0.5 Features Small Size 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 105 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)


  • ±0.5 LSB DNL
  • 16-Bit Monotonic
  • ±1 LSB INL
  • 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
  • 50-MHz Serial Interface
  • 0.5-μs Settling Time
  • 4-Quadrant Multiplying Reference
  • Reference Bandwidth: 10 MHz
  • ±10-V Reference Input
  • Reference Dynamics: –105 THD
  • Tiny 8-Lead 3 × 3 mm VSON and 3 × 5 mm VSSOP Packages
  • Industry-Standard Pin Configuration

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The DAC8811 multiplying digital-to-analog converter (DAC) 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 DAC8811 is packaged in space-saving 8-lead VSON and VSSOP packages.

For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the datasheet.
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* Datasheet DAC8811 16-Bit, Serial Input Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 15, 2016
Application note High-current voltage output circuit using a precision DAC Jan. 25, 2019
Technical articles How do you select a multiplying DAC? Think op amp first. Oct. 09, 2015
Application note Topology and Noise Using Multiplying DACs (Rev. A) May 18, 2015
Technical articles DAC Essentials: The resistor ladder May 29, 2013
User guide DAC8801/11EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 19, 2009

Design & development

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Hardware development


This EVM features the DAC8811 multiplying digital-to-analog converter (MDAC). It provides a quick and easy way to evaluate the functionality and performance of the high-resolution serial input MDAC. The EVM provides a serial interface header to easily attach to any host microprocessor or TI TMS320 (...)

  • Full-featured evaluation board for the high resolution MDAC
  • Onboard signal conditioning using an Output Buffer Module
  • Onboard precision voltage reference using a REF102 and precision INA105
  • Power supply voltages can be connected to the EVM through onboard connectors

The DAC8811EVM-PDK is a complete evaluation/demonstration kit, which combines an DAC8811EVM with the TMS32VC5509 based MMB0 motherboard for use with a personal computer. The MMB0 motherboard allows the DAC8811EVM to connect to a computer via a USB port. The DAC8811EVM-PDK is controlled by the DXP (...)

  • Easy-to-use evaluation software for Microsoft™ Windows XP
  • Built-in wave tables for creating Sine, Square, Triangle and Saw tooth output waveforms
  • Amplitude and offset adjustment capabilities
  • Ability to provide straight DC output
  • Easily expandable with new analysis plug in tools from Texas Instruments

Software development

DXP DAC Exerciser Program
DXP DAC Exerciser Program (DXP)is a software tool from Texas Instruments for evaluating DACs without the requirements of expensive pattern generators or writing complex software. When used with a Texas Instruments DAC EVM and a modular motherboard, it allows for simple and easy digital signal generation (...)
  • Modular design allows additional EVMs to be supported
  • Graphical user interface provides easy setup to send signals to a DAC
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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
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  • Expedites circuit design with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
    • Noise calculations
    • Common unit translation
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    • Gain selections using standard resistors
    • Filter configurations
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Reference designs

±10V Four-Quadrant Multiplying DAC Reference Design
TIPD137 This TI Precision Verified Design provides the theory, component selection, simulation, PCB design, and measurement details for a dual-supply, four-quadrant MDAC solution that can accurately generate output voltages from -10V to +10V.  By removing the summing stage, this design also serves as (...)
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SON (DRB) 8 View options
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