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Resolution (Bits) 18 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 5 Features Reset to Mid-Scale, SDO Reference type Ext Architecture R-2R Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105
Resolution (Bits) 18 Number of DAC channels (#) 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 5 Features Reset to Mid-Scale, SDO Reference type Ext Architecture R-2R Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105
VQFN (RGE) 24 16 mm² 4 x 4
  • 18-bit monotonic over temperature range
  • Relative accuracy: ±2 LSB maximum
  • Low-noise: 24 nV/√Hz
  • Fast settling: 5 µs
  • On-chip output buffer amplifier with rail-to-rail operation
  • Single power supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • DAC loading control
  • Selectable power-on reset to zero-scale or midscale
  • Power-down mode
  • Unipolar straight binary or
    two’s complement input mode
  • Fast SPI with Schmitt-triggered inputs: up to 50 MHz, 1.8-V, 3-V, and 5-V logic
  • Specified temperature range: –40°C to +105°C
  • Small package: VQFN-24, 4 mm × 4 mm
  • 18-bit monotonic over temperature range
  • Relative accuracy: ±2 LSB maximum
  • Low-noise: 24 nV/√Hz
  • Fast settling: 5 µs
  • On-chip output buffer amplifier with rail-to-rail operation
  • Single power supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • DAC loading control
  • Selectable power-on reset to zero-scale or midscale
  • Power-down mode
  • Unipolar straight binary or
    two’s complement input mode
  • Fast SPI with Schmitt-triggered inputs: up to 50 MHz, 1.8-V, 3-V, and 5-V logic
  • Specified temperature range: –40°C to +105°C
  • Small package: VQFN-24, 4 mm × 4 mm

The DAC9881 is an 18-bit, single-channel, voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The device features 18-bit monotonicity, excellent linearity, very low-noise, and fast settling time. The on-chip precision output amplifier allows for a rail-to-rail output swing to be achieved over the full supply range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V.

The device supports a standard serial peripheral interface (SPI) capable of operating with input data clock frequencies of up to 50 MHz. The DAC9881 requires an external reference voltage to set the output range of the DAC channel. A programmable power-on reset circuit is also incorporated into the device to make sure that the DAC output powers up at zero-scale or midscale, and remains there until a valid write command.

Additionally, the DAC9881 has the capability to function in either unipolar straight binary or two’s complement mode. The DAC9881 provides low-power operation. To further save energy, power-down mode can be achieved by accessing the PDN pin, thereby reducing the current consumption to 25 µA at 5 V. Power consumption is 4 mW at 5 V, reducing to 125 µW in power-down mode.

The DAC9881 is an 18-bit, single-channel, voltage-output digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The device features 18-bit monotonicity, excellent linearity, very low-noise, and fast settling time. The on-chip precision output amplifier allows for a rail-to-rail output swing to be achieved over the full supply range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V.

The device supports a standard serial peripheral interface (SPI) capable of operating with input data clock frequencies of up to 50 MHz. The DAC9881 requires an external reference voltage to set the output range of the DAC channel. A programmable power-on reset circuit is also incorporated into the device to make sure that the DAC output powers up at zero-scale or midscale, and remains there until a valid write command.

Additionally, the DAC9881 has the capability to function in either unipolar straight binary or two’s complement mode. The DAC9881 provides low-power operation. To further save energy, power-down mode can be achieved by accessing the PDN pin, thereby reducing the current consumption to 25 µA at 5 V. Power consumption is 4 mW at 5 V, reducing to 125 µW in power-down mode.

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* Data sheet DAC9881 18-Bit, Single-Channel, Low-Noise, Voltage-Output Digital-to-Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. C) 14 Nov 2019
Technical article DAC Essentials: The resistor ladder 29 May 2013
User guide DAC9881EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) 12 Oct 2009

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