Features and Benefits

  • 12-/16-bit resolution
  • 1 LSB INL
  • 11.8 nV/√Hz noise spectral density
  • 1 μs settling time
  • 1.1 nV-sec glitch energy
  • 0.05 ppm/°C temperature drift
  • 5 kV HBM ESD classification
  • See data sheet for additional features
  • Also available in16-lead TSSOP

Product Details

The AD5512A / AD5542A are single, 12-/16-bit, serial input, unbuffered voltage output digital-to-analog converters (DAC) that operate from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply. The DAC output range extends from 0 V to VREF and is guaranteed monotonic, providing 1 LSB INL accuracy at 16 bits without adjustment over the full specified temperature range of −40°C to +85°C (AD5542A) or −40°C to +125°C (AD5512A).

Offering unbuffered outputs, the AD5512A / AD5542A achieve a 1 μs settling time with low offset errors ideal for high speed open loop control.

The AD5512A / AD5542A incorporate a bipolar mode of operation that generates a ±VREF output swing. The AD5512A / AD5542A also include Kelvin sense connections for the reference and analog ground pins to reduce layout sensitivity.

The AD5512A / AD5542A are available in a 16-lead LFCSP with the AD5542A also available in a 10-lead LFCSP and a 16-lead TSSOP. The AD5512A / AD5542A use a versatile 3-wire interface that is compatible with 50 MHz SPI, QSPI, MICROWIRE, and DSP interface standards.


  • Automatic test equipment
  • Precision Source-measure Instruments
  • Data Acquisition Systems
  • Medical and aerospace Instrumentation
  • Communications equipment


  1. 16-bit performance without adjustment.
  2. 2.7 V to 5.5 V single supply operation.
  3. Low 11.8 nV/√Hz noise spectral density.
  4. Low 0.05 ppm/°C temperature drift.
  5. 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP and TSSOP packaging.

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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.

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Product Recommendations

AD5542A Companion Parts

Recommended 2.5V External References

  • For precision, ultralow noise and high output current: ADR431.
  • For precision, ultralow noise: ADR421, ADR4525.

Recommended Output Amplifiers

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AD5542A Discussions

15 week(s) ago in Precision DACs
RE: EVAL-AD5542A with EVAL-SDP-C1Z Labview Code
19 week(s) ago in System Demonstration Platform (SDP) Support

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