APPLICATION NOTE 3853

Equalizing Techniques Flatten DAC Frequency Response


Abstract: Digital-to-analog converters (DACs) convert digital data to analog voltage or current in applications such as instrumentation and wireless communications. A DAC's output frequency generally ranges from DC to less than fS/2, where fS is the input-updating frequency. The output frequency response for most DACs, however, rolls off according to the sin(x)/x (sinc) frequency-response envelope.