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Features and Benefits

  • Four DACs in a 28 Pin, 0.6 Inch Wide DIP or 28-Pin JEDEC Plastic Chip Carrier
  • ±1/4 LSB Endpoint Linearity
  • Guaranteed Monotonic
  • DACs Matched to Within 1%
  • Microprocessor Compatible
  • Read/Write Capability (with Memory)
  • TTL/CMOS Compatible
  • Four-Quadrant Multiplication
  • Single-Supply Operation (+5 V)
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Latch-Up Resistant
  • Available in Die Form

Product Details

The DAC8408 is a monolithic quad 8-bit multiplying digital-to-analog CMOS converter. Each DAC has its own reference input, feedback resistor, and onboard data latches that feature read/write capability. The readback function serves as memory for those systems requiring self-diagnostics.

A common 8-bit TTL/CMOS compatible input port is used to load data into any of the four DAC data-latches. Control lines DS1, DS2, and A/B determine which DAC will accept data. Data loading is similar to that of a RAMs write cycle. Data can be read back onto the same data bus with control line R/W. The DAC8408 is bus compatible with most 8-bit microprocessors, including the 6800, 8080, 8085, and Z80. The DAC8408 operates on a single +5 volt supply and dissipates less than 20 mW. The DAC8408 is manufactured using PMI's highly stable, thin-film resistors on an advanced oxide-isolated, silicon-gate, CMOS process. PMI's improved latch-up resistant design eliminates the need for external protective Schottky diodes.


  • Voltage Set Points in Automatic Test Equipment
  • Systems Requiring Data Access for Self-Diagnostics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Multichannel Microprocessor-Controlled Systems
  • Digitally Controlled Op Amp Offset Adjustment
  • Process Control
  • Digital Attenuators

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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

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
DAC8408FPCZ Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead PLCC
DAC8408FPZ Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead PDIP
DAC8408FSZ Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead SOIC (Wide)
DAC8408FSZ-REEL Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead SOIC (Wide)
DAC8408GPZ Material Declaration Reliability Data 28-Lead PDIP
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