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AD8522:  +5 Volt, Serial Input, Dual 12-Bit DAC

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The AD8522 is a complete dual 12-bit, single-supply, voltage output DAC in a 14-pin DIP, or SO-14 surface mount package. Fabricated in a CBCMOS process, features include a serial digital interface, onboard reference, and buffered voltage output. Ideal for +5 V-only systems, this monolithic device offers low cost and ease of use, and requires no external components to realize the full performance of the device.

The serial digital interface allows interfacing directly to numerous microcontroller ports, with a simple high speed, three-wire data, clock, and load strobe format. The 16-bit serial word contains the 12-bit data word and DAC select address, which is decoded internally or can be decoded externally using inputs. A serial data output allows the user to easily daisy-chain multiple devices in conjunction with a chip select input. A reset RS input sets the outputs to zero scale or midscale, as determined by the input MSB.

The output 4.095 V full scale is laser trimmed to maintain accuracy over the operating temperature range of the device, and gives the user an easy-to-use one-millivolt-per-bit resolution. A 2.5 V reference output is also available externally for other data acquisition circuitry, and for ratiometric applications. The output buffers are capable of driving ±5 mA.

The AD8522 is available in the 14-pin plastic DIP and low profile 1.5 mm SOIC-14 packages.


  • Complete Dual 12-Bit DAC
  • No External Components
  • +5 Single-Supply Operation ±10%
  • 4.095 V Full Scale (1 mV/LSB)
  • Buffered Voltage Outputs
  • Low Power: 5 mW/DAC
  • Space Saving 1.5mm Height
    SO-14 Package

Functional Block Diagram for AD8522


Title Content Type File Type
AD8522: 5 Volt, Serial Input, Dual 12-Bit DAC Data Sheet  (Rev A, 08/1994) (pdf, 240 kB) Data Sheets PDF
Digital to Analog Converters ICs Solutions Bulletin  (pdf) Solutions Bulletins PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

AD8522 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD8522AN Status: Production 14 ld PDIP 14 Ind Tube, 25 $12.53 $10.52 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8522ANZ Status: Production 14 ld PDIP 14 Ind Tube, 25 $11.42 $9.58 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8522AR Status: Production 14 ld SOIC 14 Ind Tube, 56 $12.17 $10.23 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8522ARZ Status: Production 14 ld SOIC 14 Ind Tube, 56 $11.08 $9.31 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8522ARZ-REEL Status: Production 14 ld SOIC 14 Ind Reel, 2500 - $9.31 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

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