Industry leading D/A converter portfolio expands with new series of quad 16- and 12-bit 3V/5V D/A converters

August 01, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced a second series of quad 16- and 12-bit 3V/5V D/A converters in space-saving 16-lead LFCSP and TSSOP packages.

The new AD5686/96 nanoDAC+ quad D/A converters offer the industry’s best DC performance (INL is ±2LSB max, offset error is  ±1.5 mV max and gain error is ±0.1% max) in the smallest package (3 mm x 3 mm LFCSP), with SPI or I²C interface options. Applications such as PLC (programmable logic controller) I/O cards, digital oscilloscopes, signal generators and optical modules that require low power, rail-to-rail, single-supply D/A converters will benefit from the AD568x/9x series’ industry leading performance.

Also today, ADI introduced the AD5316R and AD5317R quad 10-bit nanoDACs. Both products offer similar DC performance to the AD5686/96, high robustness (up to 4-kV ESD), and low drift on-chip 2.5-V voltage reference in a 3 mm x 3 mm footprint. These D/A converters were developed to provide flexibility in terms of DAC output range and to meet the needs of cost sensitive applications with limited board space.

Availability and Pricing

Samples and evaluation boards are currently available.
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