Fast, 12-Bit Monolithic D/A Converter

Current-Output AD565 Has Internal Buried-Zener Reference; Monotonic Over Temperature; Settling Time Less Than 400ns

The technological triumph introduced elsewhere in these pages, the 12-bit AD574 2-chip successive-approximation a/d converter, would not be possible without the AD565 12-bit monolithic DAC chip. The AD565 is a complete current-output 12-bit d/a converter, with 200ns (400ns max) settling time to within ±1/2 LSB. Read full article



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David Kress

David Kress earned both his BSCE and MSCE for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. David was first a designer of medical electronic equipment before joining Analog Devices in 1972 as an IC designer. Over the years, he has been involved in analog chip design, wafer fabrication engineering, and new product development and management. For many years David led ADI's technical support team, and he was the Director of Technical Marketing before he retired 2018.