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What is a Digital to Analog Converter?

Digital to analog converting is a process where digital signals that have a few (usually two) defined states are turned into analog signals, which have a theoretically infinite number of states. A Digital to Analog Converter, or DAC, is an electronic device that converts a digital code to an analog signal such as a voltage, current, or electric charge. Signals can easily be stored and transmitted in digital form; a DAC is used for the signal to be recognized by human senses or non-digital systems. Converting a signal from digital to analog can degrade the signal. Therefore details are chosen so that errors are negligible. Due to their cost, digital to analog converters are mostly manufactured on an integrated circuit (IC). DAC architectures may contain different advantages as well as disadvantages. The suitability of a digital to analog converter for a particular application is determined by several attributes such as speed and resolution.

Types of Digital to Analog Converters

There are many different kinds of digital to analog converters. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types categorized by resolution, interface, supply voltage, number of channels, packaging type and power consumption. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common number for channels is 1 channel and 2 channels. We also carry digital to analog converters with up to 12 channels. Supply voltage can have a range from 0 V to 32 V, with the most common voltage being between 2.7 V and 5.5V.

Digital to Analog Converters from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a full digital to analog converter chip selection from several manufacturers that can be used for an audio digital to analog converter, digital to analog converter circuit, TV digital to analog converter, RCA digital to analog converter, digital video to analog converter, digital to analog phone converter, DTV digital to analog converter, USB digital to analog converter or digital-to-analog converter boxes. Simply choose from the digital to analog converter technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific digital to analog converter application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as Microchip, NXP, ROHM Semiconductor, Exar or Wolfson Microelectronics, among others. You can easily refine your digital to analog converter product search results by clicking your preferred digital to analog converter brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for Digital to Analog Converters:

An example can be found in the processing of computer data by a modem into audio-frequency tones transmitted over a telephone line. The circuit that performs this is a digital to analog converter. In music players, digital to analog converters can be used for generation of audio signals from digital information. In TVs and cell phones, digital video signals are converted into analog in order to display colors and shades. In VoIP applications, the source is first digitized for transmission through an analog to digital converter and is then reconstructed into an analog signal using a DAC at the receiving end.

Choosing the Right Digital to Analog Converter:

When you are looking for the right digital to analog converters, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Resolution (7 b, 8 b, 10 b, 12 b,…), Supply Voltage (0 V to 32 V) and Number of Channels (from 1 channel to 12 channels) to name a few. You will be able to find the right chip for a digital to analog converter circuit, an audio digital to analog converter, TV digital to analog converter, RCA digital to analog converter, digital to analog phone converter, DTV digital to analog converter, digital video to analog converter, digital-to-analog converter boxes or USB digital to analog converter.

Digital to Analog Converters in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of digital to analog converters that you require is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our digital to analog converter products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program that is designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.




Featured Digital to Analog Converter Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Exar XRD5410AID-F XRD5410 Series 5.5 V 240 uW 10 Bit Surface Mount Low Power Voltage Output-SOIC-8
Exar XRD5412AID-F XRD5410 Series 5.5 V 240 uW 12 Bit Surface Mount Low Power Voltage Output-SOIC-8
Microchip MCP4821T-E/SN MCP4821 Series 1 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-SOIC-8
Microchip MCP4922T-E/ST MCP4922 Series 2 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-TSSOP-14
Microchip MCP4922-E/ST MCP4922 Series 2 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-TSSOP-14
Microchip MCP4922-E/SL MCP4922 Series 2 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-SOIC-14
Microchip MCP4921-E/SN MCP4921 Series 1 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-SOIC-8
Microchip MCP4822-E/SN MCP4822 Series 2 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-SOIC-8
Microchip MCP4821-E/SN MCP4821 Series 1 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-SOIC-8
Microchip MCP4821-E/MS MCP4821 Series 1 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-MSOP-8
Microchip TC1320EOA TC1320 Series 5.5 V 8-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter with Two-Wire Interface
Microchip MCP4921-E/P MCP4921 Series 1 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-PDIP-8
Microchip MCP4922-E/P MCP4922 Series 2 Ch 12-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-PDIP-14
Microchip MCP4801-E/MC MCP4801 Series 1 Ch 8-Bit Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter-DFN-8
NXP DAC1405D750HW/C1,5 DAC1405D Series 3.3 V SMT Dual 14-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converter - HTQFP-100
NXP UDA1334ATS/N2,118 UDA1334ATS Series 3.6 V SMT Low Power Audio DAC with PLL - SSOP - 16
NXP UDA1334ATS/N2,112 UDA1334ATS Series 3.6 VLow Power Audio DAC with PLL SSOP-16
ROHM Semiconductor BH2220FVM-TR 3 Wire Analog Front End 4.5 V 16-Bit A/D Converter Through Hole - PDIP-16
ROHM Semiconductor BU2505FV-E2 BU Series 5.5 V 10-Channel 10-Bit SMT Digital-to-Analog Converter - SSOP-B20
ROHM Semiconductor BH2220FVM-TR BH Series 5.5 V 3-Channel 8-Bit SMT Digital-to-Analog Converter - MSOP-8
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8741GEDS/V WM8741 Series 2 Channel 3.3 V 24 bit Stereo Digital to Analog Converter-SSOP-28
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8524GEDT/R WM8524 Series 2 Channel 3.3 V 24 bit Stereo Digital to Analog Converter-TSSOP-16
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8524GEDT WM8524 Series 2 Channel 3.3 V 24 bit Stereo Digital to Analog Converter-TSSOP-16
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8524GEDT/R WM8524 Series 2 Channel 3.3 V 24 bit Stereo Digital to Analog Converter-TSSOP-16
Wolfson Microelectronics WM8741GEDS/RV WM8741 Series 2 Channel 3.3 V 24 bit Stereo Digital to Analog Converter-SSOP-28

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