Two-/Four-Channel, I²C, 7-Bit Sink/Source Current DAC

Low-Cost, Sink/Source Current DACs Simplify Power-Supply Margin Testing

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The DS4422 and DS4424 contain two or four I²C programmable current DACs that are each capable of sinking and sourcing current up to 200μA. Each DAC output has 127 sink and 127 source settings that are programmed using the I²C interface. The current DAC outputs power up in a high-impedance state.
DS4422, DS4424: Typical Operating Circuit DS4422, DS4424: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Two (DS4422) or Four (DS4424) Current DACs
  • Full-Scale Current 50µA to 200µA
  • Full-Scale Range for Each DAC Determined by External Resistors
  • 127 Settings Each for Sink and Source Modes
  • I²C-Compatible Serial Interface
  • Two Address Input Pins Allow Four Devices on Same I²C Bus
  • Low Cost
  • Small Package (14-Pin, 3mm x 3mm TDFN)
  • -40°C to +85°C Temperature Range
  • 2.7V to 5.5V Operating Range


  • Adjustable Current Sink or Source
  • Power-Supply Adjustment
  • Power-Supply Margining

See parametric specs for Precision DACs (248)

Part NumberResolution
ChannelsOutput TypeReferenceINL
InterfaceSupply Range
Supply Range
Package/PinsOper. Temp.
maxminmaxmaxSee Notes
DS4422 72Current- BufferedExt.1Serial - I2C2.75.50.25
-40 to +85$0.76 @1k
DS4424 4
$0.95 @1k

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

DS4424EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the DS4422 and DS4424
Product Reliability Reports: DS4424.pdf 
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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Related Resources

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Evaluation Board8348DS4424EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the DS4422 and DS4424