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AD768S:  Aerospace 16-Bit, 30 MSPS Digital to Analog Converter

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The AD768S is a 16-bit, high speed digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that offers exceptional ac and dc performance. The AD768S is manufactured on ADI's Advanced Bipolar CMOS (ABCMOS) process, combining the speed of bipolar transistors, the accuracy of laser-trimmable thin film resistors, and the efficiency of CMOS logic. A segmented current source architecture is combined with proprietary switching technique to reduce glitch energy and maximize dynamic accuracy. Edge triggered input latches and a temperature compensated bandgap reference have been integrated to provide a complete monolithic DAC solution.

The AD768S is a current-output DAC with a nominal full-scale output current of 20mA and a 1k(ohm) output impedance. Differential current outputs are provided to support single-ended or differential applications. The current outputs may be tied directly to an output, or fed to the summing junction of a high speed amplifier to provide a buffered voltage output. Also, the differential outputs may be interfaced to a transformer or differential amplifier.

The on-chip reference and control amplifier are configured for maximum accuracy and flexibility. The AD76S8 can be driven by the on-chip reference or by a variety of external reference voltages based on the selection of an external resistor. An external capacitor allows the user to optimally trade off reference bandwidth and noise performance.

The AD768S operates on ±5V supplies, typically consuming 465 mW of power.


  • 30 MSPS Update Rate
  • 16-Bit Resolution
  • Linearity: 1/2 LSB DNL @14 Bits 1 LSB INL @14 Bits
  • Fast Settling: 25 ns Full-Scale Settling to 0.025%
  • SFDR @ 1 MHz Output: 86 dBc
  • THD @ 1 MHz Output: 71 dBc
  • Low Glitch Impulse: 35 pV-s
  • Power Dissipation: 465 mW
  • On-Chip 2.5 V Reference
  • Edge-Triggered Latches
  • Multiplying Reference Capability
  • Operation specified over full Mil temp range

AD768S Functional Block Diagram


Title Content Type File Type
AD768S: Standard Military Drawing (Rev 0, 04/1997) (pdf) Data Sheets PDF
PCN#00-406  (pdf, 14 kB)
Product Change notice for change of Analog Devices, Inc. Aerospace Product Line standard product from 883 Class S to MIL-PRF-38535, level V.
Aerospace Information PDF
Aerospace Dice  (pdf, 196 kB)
(Revised 1/2006)
Many Analog Devices products can be purchased as Class K die.
Aerospace Information PDF
Standard Space Level Products Program  (pdf, 39 kB)
This brochure describes the standard flow and how to order Analog Devices, Inc. standard product for Space Level not available as JAN, or QML. It replaces the Standard Class S brochure.
Aerospace Information PDF
Space Qualified Parts List  (pdf, 93 kB)
This document lists 67 (240+) space level products that are available from Analog Devices. Many of the products listed are state-of-the-art data conversion and signal processing products that were previously only available as commercial or military Class B products. Through our Space Products Group and MIL-PRF-38535 certified Level V (Class S) facility, we are pleased to offer these products to the space marketplace.
Aerospace Information PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
AD768S: Single Event Effects Generic Report  (pdf, 1124 kB) Generic Radiation Reports PDF
AD768S: High Dose Rate Generic Report  (pdf, 193 kB) Generic Radiation Reports PDF
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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