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Features and Benefits

  • Complete 14-Bit Voltage Output DAC
  • Parallel and Serial Interface Capability
  • 80 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Interfaces to High Speed DSP Processors
    e.g. ADSP-2100, TMS32010, TMS32020
  • 45 ns min WR Pulse Width
  • Interfaces to High Speed DSP Processors
    e.g. ADSP-2100, TMS32010, TMS32020
  • Low Power- 70 mW typ
  • Operates from ±5 V Supplies

Product Details

The AD7840 is a fast, complete 14-bit voltage output D/A converter. It consists of a 14-bit DAC, 3V buried Zener reference, DAC output amplifier and high speed control logic.

The part features double-buffered interface logic with a 14-bit input latch and 14-bit DAC latch. Data is loaded to the input latch in either of two modes, parallel or serial. This data is then transferred to the DAC latch under control of an a asynchronous LDAC signal. A fast data setup time of 21ns allows direct parallel interfacing to digital signal processors and high speed 16-bit microprocessors. In the serial mode, the maximum serial data clock rate can be as high as 6Mhz.

The analog output from the AD7840 provides a bipolar output range of +-3V. The AD7840 is fully specified for dynamic performance parameters such as signal-to-noise ratio and harmonic distortion as well as for traditional dc specifications. Full power output signals up to 20kHz can be created.

The AD7840 is fabricated in linear compatible CMOS (LC2MOS), an advanced, mixed technology process that combines precision bipolar circuits with low power CMOS logic. The part is available in a 24-pin plastic and hermetic dual-in-line packaged (DIP) and is also packaged in 28-terminal plastic leaded chip carrier (PLCC).

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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

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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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