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. 491-5625
Mfr. Part No.CS4398-CZZ
€10.01
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24 bit 2 Serial Surface Mount TSSOP Single 216ksps 5 V External, Internal Delta Sigma 28 - Bipolar -
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Mfr. Part No.AD5551BRZ
€12.914
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14 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount SOIC Single 1Msps 3 V, 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 8 1µs Unipolar 0.5LSB
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Mfr. Part No.DAC121C085CIMM/NOPB
€2.08
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12 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 8 8.5µs Unipolar -0.7%FSR
RS Stock No. 169-8303
Mfr. Part No.CS4398-CZZ
€8.171
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24 bit 2 Serial Surface Mount TSSOP Single 216ksps 5 V External, Internal Delta Sigma 28 - Bipolar -
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Mfr. Part No.PM7543FPZ
€13.16
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12 bit 1 Serial Through Hole PDIP Single - 5 V External R-2R, Resistor String 16 - - ±2LSB
RS Stock No. 806-5503
Mfr. Part No.AD5781ARUZ
€27.71
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18 bit 1 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount TSSOP Dual - - External, Internal R-2R, Resistor String 20 1µs Bipolar ±5.25LSB
RS Stock No. 758-9664
Mfr. Part No.AD5664RBRMZ-5
€15.76
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16 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount MSOP Single 220ksps 2.7 → 5.5 V External, Internal Resistor String 10 7µs Bipolar ±1%FSR
RS Stock No. 165-1906
Mfr. Part No.MCP4725A2T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
€0.655
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12 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount SOT-23 Single 3.4Msps 2.7 → 5.5 V External Resistor String 6 6µs Bipolar -
RS Stock No. 162-4365
Mfr. Part No.TLC5628CN
€5.606
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8 bit 8 Serial (SPI) Through Hole PDIP Single 45ksps 5 V External Resistor String 16 10µs Unipolar ±60mV
RS Stock No. 155-6760
Mfr. Part No.LTC1660CGN#PBF
€8.002
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10 bit 8 Serial Surface Mount SSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V Internal R-2R, Resistor String 16 30µs Unipolar ±3LSB
RS Stock No. 697-6940
Mfr. Part No.AD5764RBSUZ
€45.39
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16 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TQFP Dual - - External, Internal R-2R, Resistor String 32 10µs Bipolar ±0.02%FSR
RS Stock No. 159-9279
Mfr. Part No.AD9106BCPZ
€20.544
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12 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount LFCSP Single 180Msps 1.8 → 3.3 V Internal - 32 31.2ns Bipolar 1%FSR
RS Stock No. 817-3585
Mfr. Part No.MCP4728T-E/UN
BrandMicrochip
€1.299
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12 bit 4 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount MSOP Single - 2.7 → 5.5 V External, Internal Resistor String 10 6µs Unipolar -
RS Stock No. 162-4177
Mfr. Part No.DAC908U
€7.157
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8 bit 1 Parallel Surface Mount SOIC Single 200Msps 5 V External, Internal Segmented 28 0.03µs - 10%FSR
RS Stock No. 709-4850
Mfr. Part No.AD7247JNZ
€35.51
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12 bit 2 Parallel Through Hole PDIP Dual, Single - 15 V External, Internal R-2R, Resistor String 24 10µs Bipolar, Unipolar ±5LSB
RS Stock No. 738-6027
Mfr. Part No.MCP4921-E/P
BrandMicrochip
€1.765
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. 662-1489
Mfr. Part No.DAC8550IBDGKT
€6.02
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16 bit 1 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount MSOP Single 200ksps 3.3 V, 5 V External Resistor String 8 10µs Unipolar ±0.5%FSR
RS Stock No. 825-1060
Mfr. Part No.MCP4725A2T-E/CH
BrandMicrochip
€0.862
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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12 bit 1 Serial (I2C) Surface Mount SOT-23 Single 3.4Msps 2.7 → 5.5 V External Resistor String 6 6µs Bipolar -
RS Stock No. 786-3173
Mfr. Part No.AD9106BCPZ
€24.42
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12 bit 4 Serial (SPI) Surface Mount LFCSP Single 180Msps 1.8 → 3.3 V Internal - 32 31.2ns Bipolar 1%FSR
RS Stock No. 158-0485
Mfr. Part No.AD5764RBSUZ
€40.081
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16 bit 4 Serial (SPI/QSPI/Microwire) Surface Mount TQFP Dual - - External, Internal R-2R, Resistor String 32 10µs Bipolar ±0.02%FSR
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