Part Number: DAC8814IBDBT

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments

Description: Evaluation Board for DAC8814

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Technical Specifications of DAC8814IBDBT

Datasheet  DAC8814IBDBT datasheet
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Family Data Acquisition – Digital to Analog Converters (DAC)
Manufacturer Texas Instruments
Packaging Tape & Reel (TR)
Part Status Active
Number of Bits 16
Number of D/A Converters 4
Settling Time 500ns (Typ)
Output Type Current – Unbuffered
Differential Output No
Data Interface SPI
Reference Type External
Voltage – Supply, Analog 2.7 V ~ 5.5 V
Voltage – Supply, Digital 2.7 V ~ 5.5 V
INL/DNL (LSB) ±4 (Max), ±1.5 (Max)
Architecture Multiplying DAC
Operating Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Package / Case 28-SSOP (0.209″, 5.30mm Width)
Supplier Device Package 28-SSOP

DAC8814EVM Introduction

The DAC8814IBDBT is a special test board for the 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) DAC8814. The goal of this evaluation board is to test and measure how well the DAC8814 works in real-world situations. Digital-to-analog conversion is an important part of many electrical systems. It turns digital signals into analog voltages or currents so that audio, control signals, and other analog outputs can be shown correctly. The DAC8814 is a reliable way to get precise digital-to-analog conversion in a wide range of uses. It has a high resolution and is very accurate.

DAC8814EVM Features and Benefits

The DAC8814IBDBT evaluation board provides numerous advantages that aid in accurate and trustworthy digital-to-analog conversion, including:

  • The evaluation board is compatible with the high-resolution 16-bit DAC8814. Because of this, analog signals may be represented faithfully and with fine-grained control.
  • The DAC8814IBDBT guarantees precise analog-to-digital signal conversions. As a result of its high linearity and low integral non-linearity (INL), the input signal is faithfully reproduced.
  • The evaluation board is built to ensure accurate and noise-free analog output signals by reducing noise interference during the conversion process.
  • The DAC8814IBDBT has various interface options, including SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) and I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit), giving it a high degree of flexibility. This adaptability ensures interoperability with numerous microcontrollers and digital gadgets, and it facilitates straightforward incorporation into various systems.
  • The evaluation board is compatible with a broad variety of power supply configurations and can function over a wide supply voltage range.
  • The DAC8814IBDBT evaluation board’s combination of these qualities allows it to provide accurate and dependable D/A conversion. Applications including audio processing, measurement, control systems, and industrial automation greatly benefit from its high resolution and accurate analog outputs.

DAC8814EVM Electrical Characteristics

The following are some of the most important electronic features of the DAC8814IBDBT evaluation board:

  • Resolution: The evaluation board has a resolution of 16 bits, which allows for accurate change from digital to analog.
  • Voltage Reference Range: The DAC8814IBDBT test board can use a voltage reference range of 2.5 V to 5 V.This range tells the digital-to-analog conversion process what voltage to use as a guide.
  • Supply Voltage Requirements: The supply voltage for the test board must be between 2.7 volts and 5.5 volts.This range of voltage powers the DAC and the electronics that help it work.
  • Output Voltage Range: From 0V to the reference voltage (VREF), the DAC8814IBDBT test board’s output voltage ranges The voltage at the output is the same as the analog version of the digital number at the input.

Evaluation Board Setup

The following steps must be taken to set up and use the DAC8814IBDBT test board:

  • Power and the Voltage of Reference: a. Connect the VDD pin of the test board to a stable power source in the 2.7V to 5.5V supply voltage range. b. Connect the REF pin on the evaluation board to the reference voltage (VREF), which should be between 2.5V and 5V. This voltage sets the highest range for the output voltage.
  • Digital Interface Configuration: a. Choose the digital tool you want to use to talk to the evaluation board. Both the SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) and I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) methods can be used with the DAC8814IBDBT. b. Make sure that the chosen digital interface mode has all the links and jumpers it needs.
  • Software and Drivers: a. Install any software or drivers that the DAC8814IBDBT test board needs to talk to and be controlled by. Check the manual or the website of the maker for the right software and drivers. b. Connect the test board to the computer using the right interface (for example, USB or UART) and make sure the software can see it.
  • Setting up the DAC: a. Use the software or development tools that came with it to set up the DAC. This could include choosing the output range, setting the output voltage level, and turning on any extra features or functions. b. Use the software or development tools to find out how to make the DAC8814IBDBT evaluation board with the settings you want.
  • Trying out and judging: a. Connect the evaluation board’s analog output to the right measurement tool or application circuit. b. Check the DAC8814IBDBT’s functionality and performance by sending digital input numbers and watching the analog output voltage. c. Compare the predicted analog output to the measured values to figure out how accurate, clear, and quiet the DAC8814 is.

Performance Evaluation

When using the evaluation board to measure how well the DAC8814 works, it is important to keep in mind a few key factors. These factors are used to figure out how linear, distorted, and noisy the digital-to-analog conversion is. Here are some tips for running tests and figuring out what the results mean:

  • Linearity: You can test how linear the DAC8814 is by giving it a changing digital input signal and watching what happens to the analog output. In an ideal world, the link between the digital input and the analog output should be linear. Use a precise voltage reference and compare the predicted output to the measured values at different input levels. To figure out how well the DAC works, calculate and examine the linearity error.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): To measure distortion, make an input signal that is a pure sine wave whose frequency and intensity are known. Use a spectrum analyzer or a distortion detector to check the signal’s quality. Calculate the THD by comparing the harmonics in the output sound to the fundamental frequency. Less THD means that the distortion performance is better.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): Find the SNR to figure out how well the DAC8814 handles noise. Use a digital input that represents silence or a zero-level signal, and then measure the output that matches that input. Use an oscilloscope or a special SNR measurement tool to find out how much noise is in the output stream. Higher SNR numbers mean that the DAC is making less noise.
  • Evaluation Tools: The review board might have extra features or tools to help with judging performance. These can be built-in test modes, software utilities, or graphical user interfaces that make it easier to set up and monitor the DAC’s parameters. Use these tools to make the evaluation process easier and get useful information about success.


In conclusion, the DAC8814IBDBT trial board is a useful tool for testing the DAC8814 and using it. It is great for applications that need precise digital-to-analog conversion because of its high resolution, accuracy, and flexible interface choices. If you need help or have questions, don’t be afraid to contact ICRFQ‘s skilled team. We’re here to help you get the most out of the DAC8814IBDBT evaluation board by giving you tips and information.

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