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Features and Benefits

  • No Adjustments Required, Total Error ±1 LSB Max Over Temperature
  • Four Voltage-Output DACs on a Single Chip
  • Internal 10 V Bandgap Reference
  • Operates from a Single +15 V Supply
  • Fast 50 ns Data Load Time, All Temperatures
  • Pin-for-Pin Replacement for PM-7226 and AD7226 Eliminates External Reference

Product Details

The DAC-8426 is a complete quad voltage output D/A converter with internal reference. This product fits directly into any existing 7226 socket where the user currently has a 10 V external reference. The external reference is no longer necessary. The internal reference of the DAC-8426 is laser-trimmed to ±0.4% offering a 25ppm/°C temperature coefficient and 5mA of external load driving capability.

The DAC-8426 contains four 8-bit voltage-output CMOS D/A converters on a single chip. A 10 V output bandgap reference sets the latches and interface control logic.

One of the four latches, selected by the address inputs, is loaded from the 8-bit data bus input when the write strobe is active low. All digital inputs are TTL/CMOS (5V) compatible. The on-board amplifiers can drive up to 10mA from either a single or dual supply. The on-board reference that is always connected to the internal DACs has 5mA available to drive external devices.

Its compact size, low power, and economical cost-per-channel, make the DAC-8426 attractive for applications requiring multiple D/A converters without sacrificing circuit-board space. System reliability is also increased due to reduced parts count.

Analog Devices' advanced oxide-based, silicon-gate, CMOS process allows the DAC-8426's analog and digital circuitry to be manufactured on the same chip. This, coupled with Analog Devices' highly stable thin-film R-2R resistor ladder, aids in matching and temperature tracking between DACs.

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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.

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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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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