2.7 V to 5.5 V, Serial-Input, Voltage-Output, 16-Bit nano DAC™ in 10-lead LFCSP, 16-lead 3 mm x 3 mm LFCSP, and 16-lead TSSOP

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Product Details

The AD5512A/AD5542A are single, 12-/16-bit, serial input, unbuffered voltage output digital-to-analog converters (DAC) that operate from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply. The DAC output range extends from 0 V to VREF and is guaranteed monotonic, providing 1 LSB INL accuracy at 16 bits without adjustment over the full specified temperature range of −40°C to +85°C (AD5542A) or −40°C to +125°C (AD5512A).

Offering unbuffered outputs, the AD5512A/AD5542A achieve a 1 μs settling time with low offset errors ideal for high speed open loop control.

The AD5512A/AD5542A incorporate a bipolar mode of operation that generates a ±VREF output swing. The AD5512A/AD5542A also include Kelvin sense connections for the reference and analog ground pins to reduce layout sensitivity.

The AD5512A/AD5542A are available in a 16-lead LFCSP with the AD5542A also available in a 10-lead LFCSP and a 16-lead TSSOP. The AD5512A/AD5542A use a versatile 3-wire interface that is compatible with 50 MHz SPI, QSPI™, MICROWIRE™, and DSP interface standards.


  • Automatic test equipment
  • Precision Source-measure Instruments
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Medical and aerospace Instrumentation
  • Communications equipment

Product Highlights

  1. 16-bit performance without adjustment.
  2. 2.7 V to 5.5 V single supply operation.
  3. Low 11.8 nV/√Hz noise spectral density.
  4. Low 0.05 ppm/°C temperature drift.
  5. 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP and TSSOP packaging.

Product Lifecycle

checked Recommended for New Designs

This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.

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Product Details

The Evaluation board for the AD5542A contains a SDP-B connection and software allowing the AD5542A to be controlled from a SDP-B board.

This evaluation board can also be used to evaluate AD5512A.

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Reference Designs


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Product Recommendations

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AD5542A Companion Parts

Recommended 2.5V External References

  • For precision, ultralow noise and high output current , we recommend the ADR431 .
  • For precision, ultralow noise , we recommend the ADR421 or the ADR4525 .

Recommended Output Amplifiers

Recommended Digital Isolators

  • For a 4-channel, 2.5kV isolation , we recommend the ADUM1400 or the ADUM1410 .

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ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well.  "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.

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