Product details


Resolution (Bits) 16 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type Parallel 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)

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SSOP (DB) 28 54 mm² 10.5 x 5.3 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)


  • ±0.5 LSB DNL
  • ±1 LSB INL
  • 16-Bit Monotonic
  • Low Noise: 10 nV/Hz
  • Low Power: IDD = 2 µA
  • Analog Power Supply: +2.7 V to +5.5 V
  • 1.66 mA Full-Scale Current, with VREF = 10 V
  • Settling Time: 0.5 µs
  • 4-Quadrant Multiplying Reference
  • Reference Bandwidth: 8 MHz
  • Reference Input: ±15 V
  • Reference Dynamics: -105 THD
  • SSOP-28 Package
  • Industry-Standard Pin Configuration
    • Automatic Test Equipment
    • Instrumentation
    • Digitally Controlled Calibration
    • Industrial Control PLCs

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The DAC8820, a 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, current-to-voltage (I/V) precision amplifier.

A parallel interface offers high-speed communications. The DAC8820 is packaged in a space-saving SSOP-28 package and has an industry-standard pinout.

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* Datasheet 16-Bit, Parallel Input Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 19, 2008
User guide Precision DAC SPICE Models Quick-Start Guide Feb. 22, 2017
User guide DAC8806/20EVM (Rev. A) May 24, 2007

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

The DAC8820EVM is a full-featured evaluation board featuring either the DAC8806 or the DAC8820 devices. These devices are 14-bit and 16-bit, multiplying DACs with a microprocessor and TMS320 DSP-compatible parallel interface. The data bits are double-buffered so that the output can be updated (...)

  • Full-featured evaluation board featuring either the DAC8806 or DAC8820, parallel digital-to-analog converters (DAC)
  • Onboard reference selection options for ±10 V or external source
  • High-speed parallel interface
  • Compatible with the 5-6K and HPA-MCU Interface Boards. For use with a variety of TI DSP (...)

Software development

DCPFREETOOL Software Plug-In to Code Composer Studio
DCPFREETOOL The data converter support plug-in is a free tool, which allows the user of Code Composer Studio™ to create initialization data and configuration software for Texas Instruments data converters based on inputs on a graphical user interface.

IMPORTANT: Please read the following before downloading the (...)


The data converter support plug-in (DCP) is a component of TI's Code Composer Studio™ and offers easy-to-use windows for the "point-and-click" configuration of TI's data converters from within the integrated development environment (IDE), preventing illegal combinations of settings. The DCP (...)

Design tools & simulation

SBAM236.TSC (800 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
SBAM237A.ZIP (124 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
SBAM238.ZIP (11 KB) - PSpice 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
  • (...)

Reference designs

Reference Design for Low-noise Precision Variable Voltage Reference
TIPD194 TIPD194 is a precision dynamic voltage reference source that is able to supply a voltage range from of ±10 V with a 16-bit resolution focusing on initial accuracy and low noise.
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