14-Bit High Bandwidth Multiplying DAC with Serial Interface including a Serial Data Output line

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The AD5444/AD5446 are CMOS 12-bit and 14-bit, current output, digital-to-analog converters (DACs). Operating from a single 2.5 V to 5.5 V power supply, these devices are suited for battery-powered and other applications.

As a result of the CMOS submicron manufacturing process, these parts offer excellent 4-quadrant multiplication characteristics of up to 12 MHz.

These DACs use a double-buffered, 3-wire serial interface that is compatible with SPI®, QSPI™, MICROWIRE™, and most DSP interface standards. On power-up, the internal shift register and latches are filled with 0s, and the DAC output is at zero scale.

The applied external reference input voltage (VREF) determines the full-scale output current. These parts can handle ±10 V inputs on the reference, despite operating from a single-supply power supply of 2.5 V to 5.5 V. An integrated feedback resistor (RFB) provides temperature tracking and full-scale voltage output when combined with an external current-to-voltage precision amplifier. The AD5444/AD5446 DACs are available in small 10-lead MSOP packages, which are pin-compatible with the AD5425/AD5426/AD5432/AD5443 family of DACs.

The EV-AD5443/46/53SDZ board is available for evaluating DAC performance. For more information, see the UG-327 evaluation board user guide.


  • Portable, battery-powered applications
  • Waveform generators
  • Analog processing
  • Instrumentation applications
  • Programmable amplifiers and attenuators
  • Digitally controlled calibration
  • Programmable filters and oscillators
  • Composite video
  • Ultrasound
  • Gain, offset, and voltage trimming
  • Automotive radar

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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.

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Product Details

The Evaluation board for the AD5446 contains a SDP connection and software which allows the AD5446 to be controlled from an SDP board.

The SDP Controller board is a separate list item in the ordering guide below (EVAL-SDP-CS1Z). If you have not previously purchased an SDP Controller board, please do so to ensure a full evaluation setup.

This evaluation board can be used to evaluate the AD5444 also.

Product Recommendations

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AD5446 Companion parts

Recommended Output Amplifiers

  • For high speed, low noise, low bias current, FET inputs , we recommend the AD8065 or the AD8510 .
  • For high speed, low noise, low distortion , we recommend the ADA4899-1 or the AD8021 .
  • For precision, low offset, low bias, dual supplies , we recommend the OP1177 or the ADA4077-2 .
  • For precision, low power, low drift, rail-to rail input/output , we recommend the AD8505, ADA4051-1 or the ADA4528-1 .

Recommended Precision References

  • For high accuracy, low noise, 10V output , we recommend the ADR01 .
  • For high accuracy, low noise, 5V output , we recommend the ADR435 or the ADR4550 .
  • For high accuracy, low noise, 2.5V output , we recommend the ADR431 or the ADR4525 .

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