Octal 8-Bit TrimDAC
with Power Shutdown
Replaces Eight Potentiometers
Eight Individually Programmable Outputs
Three-Wire Serial Input
Power Shutdown ≤ 25 W Including IDD and IREF
Midscale Preset, AD8801
Separate VREFL Range Setting, AD8803
+3 V to +5 V Single Supply Operation
Trimmer Potentiometer Replacement
Video and Audio Equipment Gain and Offset Adjustment
Portable and Battery Operated Equipment
The AD8801/AD8803 provides eight digitally controlled dc
voltage outputs. This potentiometer divider TrimDAC® allows
replacement of the mechanical trimmer function in new designs.
The AD8801/AD8803 is ideal for dc voltage adjustment
Easily programmed by serial interfaced microcontroller ports,
the AD8801 with its midscale preset is ideal for potentiometer
replacement where adjustments start at a nominal value. Appli-
cations such as gain control of video amplifiers, voltage con-
trolled frequencies and bandwidths in video equipment,
geometric correction and automatic adjustment in CRT com-
puter graphic displays are a few of the many applications ideally
suited for these parts. The AD8803 provides independent con-
trol of both the top and bottom end of the potentiometer divider
allowing a separate zero-scale voltage setting determined by the
VREFL pin. This is helpful for maximizing the resolution of de-
vices with a limited allowable voltage control range.
FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM
(DACs 2–7 Omitted for Clarity)
8 8-BIT 8
DAC 1 VOUT
DAC 8 VOUT
Internally the AD8801/AD8803 contain eight voltage output
digital-to-analog converters, sharing a common reference volt-
Each DAC has its own DAC register that holds its output state.
These DAC registers are updated from an internal serial-to-par-
allel shift register that is loaded from a standard three-wire serial
input digital interface. Eleven data bits make up the data word
clocked into the serial input register. This data word is decoded
where the first 3 bits determine the address of the DAC register
to be loaded with the last 8 bits of data. The AD8801/AD8803
consumes only 5 µA from 5 V power supplies. In addition, in
shutdown mode reference input current consumption is also re-
duced to 5 µA while saving the DAC latch settings for use after
return to normal operation.
The AD8801/AD8803 is available in 16-pin plastic DIP and the
1.5 mm height SO-16 surface mount packages.
See the AD8802/AD8804 for a twelve channel version of this product.
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