digital-to-analog converter


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digital-to-analog converter

[′dij·əd·əl tü ¦an·ə‚läg kən′vərd·ər]
(electronics)
A converter in which digital input signals are changed to essentially proportional analog signals. Abbreviated dac.
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The ADS5440 is optimized to work with TI's high-performance TMS320C6x DSP platform and a range of high-speed amplifiers and digital-to-analog converters, such as the THS4509 fully differential amplifier and DAC5687 16-bit, 500MSPS DAC, to provide a truly state-of-the-art signal chain for wideband applications.
Symphony's parts list is quite short, consisting of one or two RF front-end chips with AM, FM and weather band tuning capability; a digital DSP base band/audio processor; an IF sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter with integrated audio analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters.
The designs are leading-edge analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) for use in areas such as digital photography, wireless networks and video.
In a traditional base station transmitter, the digital-to-analog converters (DACs), such as ADI's AD9779, will have a higher clock rate, which is divided down to match the ADC.

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