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 TV’s (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. 158-0351
Mfr. Part No.LTC1660CN#PBF
SGD13.044
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10 bit 8 Serial Through Hole PDIP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External, Internal - 16 30µs Bipolar ±15LSB
RS Stock No. 662-1921
Mfr. Part No.TLV5620CN
SGD3.74
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8 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Through Hole PDIP Single 48ksps 3.3 V External Resistor String 14 10µs Unipolar ±60mV
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Mfr. Part No.AD5361BSTZ
SGD77.673
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14 bit 6 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount LQFP Single - 2.5 → 5.5 V External, Internal Current Steering 52 30µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±20mV
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Mfr. Part No.DAC084S085CIMM/NOPB
SGD2.614
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8 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 10 4.5µs Unipolar -0.75%FSR
RS Stock No. 162-4996
Mfr. Part No.DAC084S085CIMM/NOPB
SGD1.632
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8 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 10 4.5µs Unipolar -0.75%FSR
RS Stock No. 738-6027
Mfr. Part No.MCP4921-E/P
BrandMicrochip
SGD3.395
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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12 bit 1 Serial (SPI/Microwire) Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 V External Resistor String 8 4.5µs Unipolar 1%FSR
RS Stock No. 538-4139
Mfr. Part No.AD7846JNZ
SGD77.89
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16 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual 143ksps - External Resistor String 28 9µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±16LSB
RS Stock No. 687-8736
Mfr. Part No.MCP4728-E/UN
BrandMicrochip
SGD2.90
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12 bit 4 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 3.3 V, 5 V Internal Resistor String 10 6µs Unipolar ±3%FSR
RS Stock No. 165-8939
Mfr. Part No.MAX536ACPE+
BrandMaxim
SGD114.774
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12 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Through Hole PDIP Dual - - External R-2R, Resistor String 16 3µs Unipolar ±1.5LSB
RS Stock No. 758-9689
Mfr. Part No.AD5668BRUZ-2
SGD37.08
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16 bit 8 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount TSSOP Single 95ksps 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal Resistor String 16 7µs - -1%FSR
RS Stock No. 356-7045
Mfr. Part No.TLC5620CD
SGD6.75
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8 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount SOIC Single 48ksps 5 V External Resistor String 14 10µs Unipolar ±60mV
RS Stock No. 150-332
Mfr. Part No.MAX536ACPE+
BrandMaxim
SGD111.64
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12 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Through Hole PDIP Dual - - External R-2R, Resistor String 16 3µs Unipolar ±1.5LSB
RS Stock No. 111-2213
Mfr. Part No.AD7846JNZ
SGD69.795
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16 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual 143ksps - External Resistor String 28 9µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±16LSB
RS Stock No. 158-0545
Mfr. Part No.AD9767ASTZ
SGD36.216
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14 bit 2 Parallel Surface Mount LQFP Single 125Msps 5 V External, Internal Segmented 48 0.035µs Unipolar ±5%FSR
RS Stock No. 887-7316
Mfr. Part No.MCP4725A0T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
SGD0.986
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. 146-0260
Mfr. Part No.MCP4811-E/SN
BrandMicrochip
SGD1.88
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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10 bit 1 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount SOIC Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal Resistor String 8 4.5µs Bipolar -
RS Stock No. 161-0640
Mfr. Part No.AD7542JNZ
SGD46.58
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12 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 16 2µs - ±4LSB
RS Stock No. 806-5349
Mfr. Part No.AD5361BSTZ
SGD77.13
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14 bit 6 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount LQFP Single - 2.5 → 5.5 V External, Internal Current Steering 52 30µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±20mV
RS Stock No. 162-7122
Mfr. Part No.TLV5620CN
SGD3.488
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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8 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Through Hole PDIP Single 48ksps 3.3 V External Resistor String 14 10µs Unipolar ±60mV
RS Stock No. 669-6294
Mfr. Part No.MCP4822-E/MS
BrandMicrochip
SGD4.18
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12 bit 2 Serial (SPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 5 V Internal Resistor String 8 4.5µs Unipolar ±2%FSR
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