Eight-channel, pin-by-pin-configurable, data converter adds design flexibility

February 26, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Configurable as any combination of 12-bit ADC, 12-bit DAC or GPIO, this ADC/DAC/GPIO combination IC gives designers great flexibility to meet their system monitoring and control needs: Analog Devices’ eight-channel data converter combination, “unlocks new levels of design freedom in a tiny package”.

The 12-bit, 8-channel ADC/DAC/GPIO combination chip is user-configurable in any functional combination; AD5592R includes a 400-ksample/sec ADC, 6-μsec settling time DAC, digital inputs/outputs, and a reference, on a single chip. The device can be user-configured in any combination of up to eight devices, allowing designers to use a single IC to complete multiple system monitoring and control functions. The combination of on-chip features allows system designers to reduce bill of materials costs and increase design portability and reuse with only minor software changes.

The single-chip AD5592R saves up to 85% of the space required by discrete implementations by using a small 2 × 2-mm WLCSP package. The small package suits the device for high-density and space-constrained applications such as wired and wireless communications, building control or any general monitoring or control application where size and design flexibility are key requirements. The new device not only simplifies system architectures but enables greater system functionality because of the ability to add extra control and monitoring capabilities within a single part.

Analog Devices; www.analog.com/AD5592R