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[FAQ] Where can I find more information about smart DACs?

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: DAC43401-Q1, DAC43401, DAC53401, DAC53701, DAC43701, DAC53701-Q1, DAC43701-Q1, DAC63204, DAC53204, DAC43204, DAC63004, DAC53004, AFE539A4

This post will serve as a landing pad for content surrounding TI's smart DACs. If you are brand new to smart DACs, you can start with our introductory video titled: What is a smart DAC? If you have any related questions to the below topics, please create a new post using the "+ Ask a related question" button.


Informational Videos

What is a smart DAC? | YouTube

Simple logic for analog with smart DACs and AFEs

What is a smart AFE? | YouTube

Smart AFE for TEC control

Smart DAC & smart AFE – Technical Overview | YouTube


TI Tech Days Presentation - New TI Smart AFE and Smart DAC for adding intelligence to analog without software at low cost

Automotive applications - live recording

Automotive applications - presentation

General applications - presentation


Applications - Technical Articles, Blogs and Cookbook Circuits

What is a smart DAC?

Considering TI Smart DACs As an Alternative to 555 Timers

Demystifying Medical Alarm Designs With Smart DACs

Demystifying medical alarm designs, part 1: IEC60601-1-8 standard requirements

Demystifying medical alarm design, part 2: Design inputs and existing techniques

Generating pulse-width modulation signals with smart DACs

Digital input to PWM output circuit using smart DACs

Programmable comparator circuit with buffered digital potentiometer

Programmable comparator circuit with hysteresis or latching output

Smart DAC circuit for appliance light fade-in fade-out

Voltage margining and scaling circuit with current output smart DAC

Voltage Margining and Scaling Circuit with a Voltage Output Smart DAC


A few smart DAC devices are listed below:

DAC43401, DAC53401, DAC43401-Q1, DAC5341-Q1

DAC43701, DAC53701, DAC43701-Q1, DAC53701-Q1

DAC43204, DAC53204, DAC63204

DAC53004, DAC63004


You can find more information about precision DACs here:

Precision DAC Learning Center

TI Precision Labs - DACs

Data Converter Circuit Cookbook