General Purpose DACs

Digital-to-analog converter (DAC) are devices that convert digital signals into an analog output signal for other devices to recognise.

DACs are used most in the audio industry. The digital audio signal (binary code) gets converted into analog signal ready for the next device or headphone amplifier to pick up. Other uses for DACs include use in TVs (televisions) and smartphones, they typically convert digital video into analog. You can also use DACs in calibration equipment, motor controllers. Potentiometers and data distribution.

Types of Digital to Analog Converter

R-2R Ladder DAC - This DAC is a binary converter that uses a repeating cascaded resistor values R and 2R. Using R-2R improves accuracy.

Switched Capacitor - A switched capacitor includes a parallel capacitor network.

Switched Resistor - Contains a parallel resistor system. Resistors are enabled or bypassed depending on the digital signal.

Switched Current Source - Different current sources are chosen based on the digital signal being input.

DACS in audio-

To be able to listen to MP3 files or CDs you must have a conversion from the digital signal (MP3 files, CDs) into an analog signal for the music to be played through headphones or speakers. Once the signal has been converted it can then be passed onto an amplifier.

When playing games online or using VOIP (voice over IP) you will also need a conversion from digital to analog. You can find a range of our Audio DACs

Things to consider -

  • DACs come with all types of performance specifications, a few to consider are listed below
  • Maximum sample rate - The measurement of which the DAC circuit can operate and still provide a high accuracy reading.
  • Resolution - This would be the number of output levels that the DAC can convert. The measurement is usually bits
  • Dynamic range - The measurement of the highest and lowest decibels the DAC can re-create. the dynamic range is closely related to the resolution.

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RS Stock No. 157-8506
Mfr. Part No.DAC08EPZ
$6.549
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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8 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual 11.8Msps - External Current Steering 16 0.15µs Unipolar ±1LSB
RS Stock No. 759-1020
Mfr. Part No.AD7545JNZ
$39.07
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12 bit 1 - Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 → 15 V External R-2R, Resistor String 20 2µs Bipolar, Unipolar -
RS Stock No. 158-0540
Mfr. Part No.AD8801ARZ
$12.454
Each (In a Tube of 48)
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8 bit 8 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount SOIC Single 1.7Msps 3 V, 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 16 0.6µs Unipolar 0.5LSB
RS Stock No. 538-6674
Mfr. Part No.AD5308ARUZ
$10.47
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8 bit 8 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TSSOP Single 167ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 16 8µs Unipolar ±1.25%FSR
RS Stock No. 709-5917
Mfr. Part No.AD5541JRZ
$32.60
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16 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount SOIC Single 1.5Msps 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 8 1µs Unipolar ±7LSB
RS Stock No. 912-9793
Mfr. Part No.AD5360BSTZ
$83.863
Each (In a Tray of 160)
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16 bit 16 Serial Surface Mount LQFP Dual, Single 540ksps 2.5 → 5.5 V External Resistor String 52 20µs - ±20mV
RS Stock No. 145-9360
Mfr. Part No.MCP4812-E/P
BrandMicrochip
$2.986
Each (In a Tube of 60)
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10 bit 2 Serial (SPI) Through Hole PDIP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal Resistor String 8 4.5µs Bipolar ±2%FSR
RS Stock No. 669-6290
Mfr. Part No.MCP4725A0T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
$2.276
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount SOT-23A Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 6 6µs Unipolar ±2%FSR
RS Stock No. 165-2212
Mfr. Part No.MCP4706A2T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
$0.925
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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8 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount SOT-23 Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External Resistor String 6 6µs Bipolar 5.2LSB
RS Stock No. 158-0202
Mfr. Part No.AD5339ARMZ
$13.309
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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12 bit 2 Serial Surface Mount MSOP Single 14.8ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 8 10µs Unipolar ±1%FSR
RS Stock No. 759-2231
Mfr. Part No.AD5360BSTZ
$86.61
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16 bit 16 Serial Surface Mount LQFP Dual, Single 540ksps 2.5 → 5.5 V External Resistor String 52 20µs - ±20mV
RS Stock No. 111-2234
Mfr. Part No.AD5308ARUZ
$8.336
Each (In a Tube of 96)
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8 bit 8 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TSSOP Single 167ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 16 8µs Unipolar ±1.25%FSR
RS Stock No. 912-8126
Mfr. Part No.AD5791BRUZ
$178.198
Each (In a Tube of 75)
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20 bit 1 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount TSSOP Dual - - External, Internal R-2R, Resistor String 20 1µs Bipolar ±21LSB
RS Stock No. 887-7316
Mfr. Part No.MCP4725A0T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
$1.243
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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12 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount SOT-23A Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 6 6µs Unipolar ±2%FSR
RS Stock No. 865-2218
Mfr. Part No.AD5761RBRUZ
$18.53
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16 bit 1 Parallel & Serial (LVDS/SPI) Surface Mount TSSOP Single - 1.7 → 5.5 V External R-2R 16 12.5µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±13mV
RS Stock No. 538-5609
Mfr. Part No.AD5339ARMZ
$17.16
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12 bit 2 Serial Surface Mount MSOP Single 14.8ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 8 10µs Unipolar ±1%FSR
RS Stock No. 158-5295
Mfr. Part No.AD5453YRMZ
$15.107
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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14 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single 2.7Msps 3.3 V, 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 8 0.11µs - ±2.5LSB
RS Stock No. 709-5954
Mfr. Part No.AD5647RBRMZ
$12.64
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14 bit 2 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount MSOP Single 285ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External, Internal Resistor String 10 5µs Unipolar ±1%FSR
RS Stock No. 923-2439
Mfr. Part No.DAC108S085CIMT/NOPB
$14.752
Each (In a Tube of 92)
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10 bit 8 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TSSOP Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 16 6µs Unipolar -0.75%FSR
RS Stock No. 820-9261
Mfr. Part No.AD5542AARUZ
$25.39
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16 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI) Surface Mount TSSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 16 1µs Bipolar, Unipolar -
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