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.

...
Read more Read less

Filters

Viewing 61 - 80 of 1817 products
Results per page
Description Price Resolution Number of DAC Channels Digital Interface Type Mounting Type Package Type Power Supply Type Conversion Rate Typical Single Supply Voltage Voltage Reference Architecture Pin Count Maximum Settling Time Output Polarity Full Scale Error
RS Stock No. 145-9404
Mfr. Part No.MCP48FEB02-E/UN
BrandMicrochip
SGD1.52
Each (In a Tube of 100)
units
8 bit 2 - Surface Mount MSOP Single - 1.8 → 5.5 V External, Internal Resistor String 10 7.8µs Bipolar 4.5LSB
RS Stock No. 697-7953
Mfr. Part No.DAC312HSZ
SGD14.65
Each
units
12 bit 1 Parallel Surface Mount SOIC W Dual - - External R-2R, Resistor String 20 0.5µs Unipolar -
RS Stock No. 111-1101
Mfr. Part No.AD767JNZ
SGD38.053
Each (In a Tube of 15)
units
12 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual - - External, Internal Current Steering 24 4µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±0.2%FSR
RS Stock No. 761-9339
Mfr. Part No.LTC2622IMS8#PBF
SGD8.63
Each
units
12 bit 2 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount MSOP Single 50MHz 2.5 → 5.5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 8 10µs - ±0.5LSB
RS Stock No. 912-7722
Mfr. Part No.AD5624BRMZ
SGD11.66
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
12 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single 287ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 10 4.5µs Unipolar ±1%FSR
RS Stock No. 758-9651
Mfr. Part No.AD565AJD
SGD68.41
Each
units
12 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole CDIP Dual 4Msps - - Current Steering 24 0.25µs Bipolar ±1/2LSB
RS Stock No. 165-8949
Mfr. Part No.MAX528CPP+
BrandMaxim
SGD32.696
Each (In a Tube of 18)
units
8 bit 8 Serial (SPI) Through Hole PDIP Dual, Single - 12 V External R-2R, Resistor String 20 3µs Unipolar ±0.5LSB
RS Stock No. 912-7842
Mfr. Part No.AD7537KNZ
SGD49.01
Each (In a Tube of 15)
units
12 bit 2 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Single 667ksps 12 V, 15 V External R-2R, Resistor String 24 1.5µs - ±3LSB
RS Stock No. 160-4464
Mfr. Part No.AD5683RBRMZ
SGD8.554
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
16 bit 1 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal Resistor String 10 7µs - ±0.075%FSR
RS Stock No. 106-7067
Mfr. Part No.AD7226KNZ
SGD62.298
Each (In a Tube of 18)
units
8 bit 4 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual, Single 143ksps 15 V External R-2R, Resistor String 20 20µs Unipolar ±1.5LSB
RS Stock No. 917-3494
Mfr. Part No.LTC2642CDD-16#PBF
SGD13.595
Each (In a Tube of 121)
units
16 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount DFN Single - 3 V, 5 V External - 10 1µs Unipolar ±5LSB
RS Stock No. 160-1659
Mfr. Part No.AD5629RBRUZ-2
SGD24.29
Each (In a Tube of 96)
units
12 bit 8 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount TSSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal Resistor String 16 7µs - -1%FSR
RS Stock No. 912-9955
Mfr. Part No.AD5421BREZ
SGD14.279
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
16 bit 1 Serial Surface Mount TSSOP Single - 5.5 → 52 V Internal - 28 50µs - 0.107%FSR
RS Stock No. 923-7844
Mfr. Part No.MAX538BCPA+
BrandMaxim
SGD20.143
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
12 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 V External R-2R 8 25µs Bipolar, Unipolar -
RS Stock No. 522-9026
Mfr. Part No.AD767JNZ
SGD41.37
Each
units
12 bit 1 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual - - External, Internal Current Steering 24 4µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±0.2%FSR
RS Stock No. 169-8931
Mfr. Part No.BH2219FVM-TR
BrandROHM
SGD0.846
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
8 bit 2 Serial (3 Wire) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External R-2R 8 100µs Unipolar -
RS Stock No. 158-0475
Mfr. Part No.AD5318ARUZ
SGD11.437
Each (In a Tube of 96)
units
10 bit 8 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TSSOP Single 167ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 16 9µs Unipolar ±1.25%FSR
RS Stock No. 912-6574
Mfr. Part No.AD5662BRMZ-1
SGD8.418
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
16 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single 1.2Msps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 8 10µs Unipolar ±1.5%FSR
RS Stock No. 145-7720
Mfr. Part No.LTC1665CGN#PBF
SGD7.582
Each (In a Tube of 100)
units
8 bit 8 Serial Surface Mount SSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External - 16 30µs Bipolar ±4LSB
RS Stock No. 799-7670
Mfr. Part No.MAX538BCPA+
BrandMaxim
SGD19.03
Each
units
12 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 V External R-2R 8 25µs Bipolar, Unipolar -
Related Products
Linear Technology 12-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) ...
Description:
Linear Technology 12-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) offer a range of different functions from parallel, serial SPI as well as I2C interface. DAC offer INL (Integral Non-Linearity) and DNL (differential Non-Linearity), Offset and Gain error DC performance. The AC ...
The Linear Technology range of digital to analog ...
Description:
The Linear Technology range of digital to analog converters includes voltage output DACs, multiplying current output D-A Converters and special-function digital to analogue converters. This product family comes in a 16-bit Resolution and offers single channel to multichannel with serial ...
Linear Technology 12-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) ...
Description:
Linear Technology 12-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) offer a range of different functions from parallel, serial SPI as well as I2C interface. DAC offer INL (Integral Non-Linearity) and DNL (differential Non-Linearity), Offset and Gain error DC performance. The AC ...
The BH2219FVM and BH2220FVM are 8bit R-2R-type D ...
Description:
The BH2219FVM and BH2220FVM are 8bit R-2R-type D / A converters with 2 and 3 channels, respectively. A compact package allows adjacent placement, thereby eliminating deterioration of the D / A converter due to wire pattern. Furthermore, a built-in RESET ...