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Smallest 16-bit D/A converters meet the performance, size challenge of industrial apps

Norwood, MA — Seeking to reduce power consumption, circuit board space and overall system cost while simultaneously increasing performance, Analog Devices has extended its nanoDAC family of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in tiny packaging with nine new offerings that are pin-compatible from 12 to 16 bits. Developed using innovative design and packaging techniques that enable heightened accuracy and functionality in shrinking form factors, these new devices offer, for the first time, up to 16 bits of resolution in compact 2.9 mm x 2.8 mm SOT-23 (small outline transistor) packaging. This represents a 45 percent space-savings over the closest comparable performing DACs, which are housed in larger MSOPs (micro small outline packages).

The two flagship products, the AD5060 and AD5660, which offer 16-bit high-precision data conversion while integrating additional circuit components on-chip, are ideal for space-constrained test and measurement equipment and industrial applications, such as open and closed-loop control systems, analog I/O cards and data acquisition boards with resulting reduction in overall system cost.

The AD5060 delivers 1 LSB maximum linearity error (INL), including its on-chip output buffer amplifier for open loop systems. This level of performance has traditionally only been available using a combination of unbuffered devices in a larger package and a separate external output buffer amplifier. For closed loop systems that benefit from higher levels of integration, the AD5660 contains the industry's highest performing integrated 10 ppm per degree C maximum on-chip reference, which enables superior accuracy, increased integration, and lower system cost.


The nanoDAC 5620/5640 Block diagram

Part Number Description 1k Price
AD5601 8-bit DAC in 6-lead SC-70 $0.95
AD5611 10-bit DAC in 6-lead SC-70 $1.18
AD5621 12-bit DAC in 6-lead SC-70 $1.35
New AD5620 12-bit DAC in 8-lead SOT-23, Max 10ppm Ref $1.80
AD5641 14-bit DAC, 4 LSB 1NL in 6-lead SC-70 $2.95
New AD5640 14-bit DAC, 4 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23, Max 10ppm Ref $3.18
New AD5040 14-bit DAC, 1 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23 $5.95
New AD5660 16-bit DAC, 16 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23, Max 10ppm Ref $3.29
New AD5662 16-bit DAC, 16 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23 $2.83
New AD5060 16-bit DAC, 1 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23 $13.50
New AD5061 16-bit DAC, 4 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23 $8.50
New AD5062 16-bit DAC, 1 LSB INL in 8-lead SOT-23 (unbuffered) $7.50
New AD5063 16-bit DAC, 1 LSB INL in 10-lead MSOP (unbuffered) $7.50

The 16-bit AD5060 and AD5660 devices are available now in 8-lead SOT-23 and MSOP packaging with 1,000-unit quantity prices starting from $3.29 per unit depending on the accuracy and reference combination.

The other new devices are also available now in 8-lead SOT-23 and MSOP packaging with 1,000-unit quantity prices starting from $1.80 per unit depending on the resolution, accuracy and reference combinations.

ADI's Data Conversion Technology: Critical Bridge Between Analog and Digital
Analog Devices is the world leader in data conversion technology. ADI's longstanding leadership in data conversion technology stems from an engineering culture that emphasizes deep understanding of the customer's system challenge, aggressive R&D investment, and unmatched mixed-signal design expertise. From application-specific solutions designed to lower system cost to the broadest selection of speed, accuracy, size and power consumption in DACs and ADCs, Analog Devices provides the products, technology, and support customers need to successfully bridge between real-world analog signals and the digital world of electronic equipment. ADI's data converters are used widely in consumer electronics, broadband and wireless communications, automotive systems, industrial equipment, and medical electronics, as well as a host of other emerging market applications.

Analog Devices, Inc. Ray Stata Technology Center 804 Woburn Street Wilmington, MA 01887 Tel: 1/800-ANALOGD (1/800-262-5643).

For more information, please visit: www.analog.com/AD5660 or www.analog.com/AD5060.

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