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Features and Benefits

  • 12-/16-bit resolution
  • 1 LSB INL
  • 11.8 nV/√Hz noise spectral density
  • 1 μs settling time
  • 1.1 nV-sec glitch energy
  • 0.05 ppm/°C temperature drift
  • 5 kV HBM ESD classification
  • See data sheet for additional features

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


  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.

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Tools & Simulations

Precision DAC Error Budget Tool

The Precision DAC Error Budget Tool is a web application that calculates the DC Accuracy of precision DAC signal chains. It shows how the static errors accumulate throughout your signal chain to quickly evaluate the design tradeoffs. Calculations include the DC errors introduced by Voltage References, Operation Amplifiers and Precision DACs.

Precision DAC Error Budget Tool

Product Recommendations

AD5512A Companion Parts

Recommended 2.5V External References

  • For precision, ultralow noise: ADR421, ADR4525.
  • For precision, ultralow noise and high output current: ADR431.

Recommended Output Amplifiers

Recommended Digital Isolators

Design Resources

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.View our quality and reliability program and certifications for more information.

Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
AD5512AACPZ-500RL7 Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-Lead LFCSP (3mm x 3mm w/ EP)
AD5512AACPZ-REEL7 Material Declaration Reliability Data 16-Lead LFCSP (3mm x 3mm w/ EP)
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