Add to Signal Chain Designer

DAC8512:   +5V, Serial Input Complete 12-Bit DAC

Product Details

The DAC8512 is a complete serial input, 12-bit, voltage output digital-to-analog converter designed to operate from a single +5 V supply. It contains the DAC, input shift register and latches, reference and a rail-to-rail output amplifier. Built using a CBCMOS process, these monolithic DACs offer the user low cost, and ease of use in +5 V only systems.

Coding for the DAC8512 is natural binary with the MSB loaded first. The output op amp can swing to either rail and is set to a range of 0 V to +4.095 V-for a one-millivolt-per-bit resolution. It is capable of sinking and sourcing 5 mA. An on-chip reference is laser trimmed to provide an accurate full-scale output voltage of 4.095 V.

Serial interface is high speed, three-wire, DSP compatible with data in (SDI), clock(CLK) and load strobe (LD). There is also a chip-select pin for connecting multiple DACs.

A CLR input sets the output to zero scale at power on or upon user demand.

The DAC8512 is specified over the extended industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range. DAC8512s are available in plastic DIPs and SO-8 surface mount packages.


  • Space Saving SO-8 or Mini-DIP Packages
  • Complete, Voltage Output with Internal Reference
  • 1 mV/Bit with 4.095 V Full Scale
  • Single +5 Volt Operation
  • No External Components
  • 3-Wire Serial Data Interface, 20 MHz Data Loading Rate
  • Low Power: 2.5 mW

Functional Block Diagram for DAC8512


Title Content Type File Type
DAC8512: 5V, Serial Input Complete 12-Bit DAC Data Sheet  (Rev A, 11/1996) (pdf, 757 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

Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

SampleSample & Buy

Price, packaging, availability

DAC8512 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
DAC8512EP Status: Last Time Buy 8 ld PDIP 8 Tube, 50 $13.31 $11.19 N  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
DAC8512EPZ Status: Production 8 ld PDIP 8 Tube, 50 $11.53 $9.68 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
DAC8512FPZ Status: Production 8 ld PDIP 8 Tube, 50 $5.63 $4.73 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
DAC8512FS Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Tube, 98 $6.44 $5.46 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
DAC8512FSZ Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Tube, 98 $5.58 $4.73 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
DAC8512FSZ-REEL Status: Production SOIC 150 MIL 8 Reel, 2500 - $4.73 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
Price Table Help

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.

content here.
content here.

Review this Product