Features and Benefits

  • On-Chip Latches for Both DACs
  • +5 V to +15 V Operation
  • DACs Matched to 1%
  • Four Quadrant Multiplication
  • TTL/CMOS Compatible
  • Latch Free (Protection Schottkys not Required)

Product Details

The AD7528 is a monolithic dual 8-bit digital/analog converter featuring excellent DAC-to-DAC matching. It is available in skinny 0.3" wide 20-pin DIP's and in 20-terminal surface mount packages.

Separate on-chip latches are provided for each DAC to allow easy microprocessor interface.

Data is transferred into either of the two DAC data latches via a common 8-bit TTL/CMOS compatible input port. Control input DAC A/DAC B determines which DAC is to be loaded. The AD7528's load cycle is similar to the write cycle of a random access memory and the device is bus compatible with most 8-bit microprocessors, including 6800, 8080, 8085, Z80.

The device operates from a +5V to +15V power supply, dissipating only 20mW of power.

Both DAC's offer excellent four quadrant multiplication characteristics with a separate reference input and feedback resistor for each DAC.


  1. DAC-to-DAC matching: since both of the AD7528 DACs are fabricated at the same time on the same chip, precise matching and tracking between DAC A and DAC B is inherent. The AD7528’s matched CMOS DACs make a whole new range of applications circuits possible, particularly in the audio, graphics and process control areas.
  2. Small package size: combining the inputs to the on-chip DAC latches into a common data bus and adding a DAC A/DAC B select line has allowed the AD7528 to be packaged in either a small 20-lead DIP, SOIC or PLCC.


Digital Control of:

  • Gain/Attenuation
  • Filter Parameters
  • Stereo Audio Circuits
  • X-Y Graphics

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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.

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