Component - 8-Bit Current DAC (IDAC8) V1.90 Datasheet.pdf

PSoC® Creator™ Component Datasheet
8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
1.90
Features
 Three ranges: 2040 µA, 255 µA, and 31.875 µA
 Current sink or source selectable
 Software- or clock-driven output strobe
 Data source may be CPU, DMA, or Digital components
General Description
The IDAC8 component is an 8-bit current output DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). The output
can source or sink current in three ranges. The IDAC8 can be controlled by hardware, software,
or by a combination of both hardware and software.
Input/Output Connections
This section describes the various input and output connections for the IDAC8. An asterisk (*) in
the list of I/Os indicates that the I/O may be hidden on the symbol under the conditions listed in
the description of that I/O.
Iout – Analog
The Iout terminal, the terminal on the right side of the symbol, is the connection to the DAC’s
current source/sink. It can be routed to any analog-compatible pin on the device. When the
highest current range is selected (2040 µA) the output should only be routed to a specific set of
pins that provide a direct low resistive path. These port pins are P0[6], P0[7], P3[0], or P3[1].
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data[7:0] – Input *
This 8-bit-wide data signal connects the IDAC8 directly to the DAC bus. The DAC bus may be
driven by Digital components or control registers, or routed directly from GPIO pins. Enable this
input by setting the Data Source parameter to DAC Bus. If you select the CPU or DMA option
instead, the bus connection disappears from the component symbol.
Note: There is only one DAC Bus that must be shared between all DACs.
Use the data[7:0] input when hardware can set the proper value without CPU intervention. When
using this option, the Strobe Mode should be enabled as well.
For many applications this input is not required, but instead the CPU or DMA will write a value
directly to the data register. In firmware, the IDAC8_SetValue() function can be used or directly a
value can be written to the IDAC8_1_Data register (assuming an instance name of “IDAC8_1”).
en – Input*
The en input is an optional signal input pin. This pin can be controlled by Digital components or
control register. Connecting this pin to logic ‘1’ (ON), switches on the current to flow through the
output terminal. Connecting to logic ‘0’ (OFF), switches off the current at the output terminal. If
the Hardware Enable check box is selected, this pin will be visible and must be connected to
either logic ‘1’ or logic ‘0’.
Note: When the “en” terminal is not present, the component enable is controlled in software with
Start() and Stop() APIs.
strobe – Input *
The strobe input is an optional signal input and is selected with the Strobe Mode parameter. If
Strobe Mode is set to External, the pin is visible and must be connected to a valid digital
source. In this mode, the data is transferred from the IDAC8 register to the DAC on the next
positive edge of the strobe signal.
If this parameter is set to Register Write the pin disappears from the symbol and any write to the
data registers is immediately transferred to the DAC.
For audio or periodic sampling applications, the same clock used to clock the data into the DAC
can also be used to generate an interrupt. In this case, each rising edge of the clock transfers
data to the DAC and causes an interrupt to get the next value loaded into the DAC register.
ipolarity – Input*
The ipolarity input is an optional signal input pin. This pin can be controlled by Digital
components or control register. This is used to control the direction of the current, either source
or sink to its load. When this pin is connected to logic ‘0’ (source), the output of the DAC sources
current to a load that is connected to VSS or other voltage that is at least 1.0 V below VDDA. If the
pin is connected to logic ‘1’ (sink), it supplies current to a load that is connected to VDD or other
voltage at least 1.0 V above VSS.
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Note: When using the ipolarity input to change the IDAC8 polarity, either the Source or Sink
mode will no longer be calibrated and could have errors in excess of 25%.
Component Parameters
Drag an IDAC8 component onto your design and double click it to open the Configure dialog.
The IDAC8 component provides the following parameters.
Polarity
The Polarity parameter allows to select whether the IDAC8 sinks or sources current to its load.
When the Positive (Source) option is selected, the output of the DAC sources current to a load
that is connected to VSS or other voltage that is at least 1.0 V below VDDA. In the Negative (Sink)
mode, it supplies current to a load that is connected to VDD or other voltage at least 1.0 V above
VSS. Depending on which polarity is selected, the symbol shows the direction of the current.
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The Hardware Controlled option in the Polarity parameter is used to control the direction of the
current, either Source or Sink from Digital components. Logic ‘0’ (source) as input specifies the
current direction as Source. Logic ‘1’ (sink) as input specifies it as current Sink. When
Hardware Controlled option is selected, the “ipolarity” pin will be visible as an input and must be
connected with logic ‘0’ or ‘1’
Note The default Polarity of IDAC8 is sink mode and the DAC is trimmed for this mode.
If Polarity is changed using the Hardware Control, the DAC trim is not changed and the DAC is
no longer trimmed for the new Polarity after the hardware switch.
Range
This parameter allows to set one of the three current ranges as the default value. The range may
be changed at any time during run time with the IDAC8_SetRange() function. If the highest
current range, 0 – 2040 uA, is selected, then the output should be routed to one of the special
pins that provide a low resistive path. These pins are P0[6], P0[7], P3[0], and P3[1].
Range
Lowest Value
Highest Value
Step Size
0 – 31.875 uA
0.0 µA
31.875 µA
0.125 µA
0 – 255 uA
0.0 µA
255 µA
1 µA
0 – 2040 uA
0.0 µA
2040 µA
8 µA
Value
This is the initial value the IDAC8 presents after the IDAC8_Start() command is executed. The
IDAC8_SetValue() function or a direct write to the DAC register overrides the default value at
any time. Legal values are between 0 and FF, inclusive. The uA field represents IDAC8 source
and sink current in microamps. 8 bit Hex represents IDAC8 input data value in hexadecimal
format.
Data Source
This parameter selects the source of the data to be written into the DAC register. If the CPU
(firmware) or the DMA writes data to the IDAC8, then select CPU or DMA (Data Bus). If data is
written directly from the control register or Digital components, then select DAC Bus. When DAC
Bus is selected, the input is indicated on the IDAC8 symbol. There is only one DAC Bus, so
multiple IDACs cannot have independent hardware (Digital Components) data sources. When
Data Source is set as DAC Bus, the customizer automatically sets the Strobe Mode to
External and disables the option so that it cannot be changed.
Note For PSoC 5 silicon, a write of a new value to the DAC may result in an indeterminate value
on the DAC output. To output the desired value, write or strobe the DAC twice with the same
value. Because the first write may result in an indeterminate output, the time between the two
writes should be minimized. This applies to writes by CPU, DMA, and strobe. The API
IDAC8_SetValue() writes the value provided twice to mitigate this issue for CPU writes.
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Speed
This parameter provides two settings for the designer, Low Speed (default) and High Speed. In
the Low Speed mode, the settling time is slower but it consumes less operating current. In the
High Speed mode, the current settles much faster, but at a cost of more operating current.
Strobe Mode
This parameter selects whether the data is immediately written to the DAC as soon as the data is
written into the IDAC8 data register. This mode is selected when the Register Write option is
selected. When the External option is selected, a clock or signal from Digital components
controls when the data is written from the DAC register to the actual DAC.
Hardware Enable
This parameter provides the hardware control to switch on or off the current flow at the output
terminal. Logic ‘1’ (ON) as input specifies that current flows through the output terminal. Logic ‘0’
(OFF) as input specifies that current doesn’t flow through the output terminal. When the
Hardware Enable check box is selected, the “en” pin will be visible as an input and must be
connected to either logic ‘0’ or logic ‘1’ or to Digital components.
Application Programming Interface
Application Programming Interface (API) routines allow you to configure the component using
software. The following table lists and describes the interface to each function. The subsequent
sections cover each function in more detail.
By default, PSoC Creator assigns the instance name “IDAC8_1” to the first instance of a
component in a given design. You can rename the instance to any unique value that follows the
syntactic rules for identifiers. The instance name becomes the prefix of every global function
name, variable, and constant symbol. For readability, the instance name used in the following
table is “IDAC8.”
Function
Description
IDAC8_Start()
Initializes the IDAC8 with default customizer values. Enables and powers
up the IDAC8.
IDAC8_Stop()
Disables the IDAC8 and sets it to the lowest power state.
IDAC8_SetSpeed()
Sets DAC speed.
IDAC8_SetPolarity()
Sets the output mode to current sink or source.
IDAC8_SetRange()
Sets full-scale range for IDAC8.
IDAC8_SetValue()
Sets value between 0 and 255 with the given range.
IDAC8_Sleep()
Stops and saves the user configuration.
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Function
Description
IDAC8_Wakeup()
Restores and enables the user configuration.
IDAC8_Init()
Initializes or restores default IDAC8 configuration
IDAC8_Enable()
Enables the IDAC8.
IDAC8_SaveConfig()
Saves the current configuration
IDAC8_RestoreConfig()
Restores the configuration.
Global Variables
Variable
IDAC8_initVar
Description
Indicates whether the IDAC8 has been initialized. The variable is initialized to 0 and set to 1 the
first time IDAC8_Start() is called. This allows the component to restart without reinitialization after
the first call to the IDAC8_Start() routine.
If reinitialization of the component is required, then the IDAC8_Init() function can be called before
the IDAC8_Start() or IDAC8_Enable() function.
void IDAC8_Start(void)
Description:
This is the preferred method to begin component operation. IDAC8_Start() sets the initVar
variable, calls the IDAC8_Init() function and then calls the IDAC8_Enable() function. Enables
and powers up the IDAC8 to the given power level. A power level of 0 is the same as
executing the stop function.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
If the initVar variable is already set, this function only calls the IDAC8_Enable() function.
void IDAC8_Stop(void)
Description:
Powers down IDAC8 to lowest power state and disables output.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
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void IDAC8_SetSpeed(uint8 speed)
Description:
Sets DAC speed.
Parameters:
uint8 speed: Sets DAC speed, see the following table for valid parameters.
Option
Description
IDAC8_LOWSPEED
Low speed (low power)
IDAC8_HIGHSPEED
High speed (high power)
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
void IDAC8_SetPolarity(uint8 polarity)
Description:
Sets output polarity to sink or source. This function is valid only if the Polarity parameters is
set to either source or sink.
Parameters:
uint8 polarity: Sets current sink or source functionality, see the following table.
Option
Description
IDAC8_SOURCE
Set mode as current source.
IDAC8_SINK
Set mode to current sink.
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
void IDAC8_SetRange(uint8 range)
Description:
Sets full-scale range for IDAC8
Parameters:
uint8 range: Sets full-scale range for IDAC8. See the following table for ranges.
Option
Description
IDAC8_RANGE_32uA
Set full scale range to 31.875 µA
IDAC8_RANGE_255uA
Set full scale range to 255 µA
IDAC8_RANGE_2mA
Set full scale range to 2.040 mA
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
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void IDAC8_SetValue(uint8 value)
Description:
Sets value to output on IDAC8. Valid values are between 0 and 255.
Parameters:
uint8 value: Value between 0 and 255. A value of 0 is the lowest (zero) and a value of 255 is
the full-scale value. The full-scale value depends on the range, which is selected with the
IDAC8_SetRange() API.
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
On PSoC3, PSoC5LP and PSoC5 device, the IDAC8_SetValue() function should be called
after enabling the power to the IDAC8.
void IDAC8_Sleep(void)
Description:
This is the preferred API to prepare the component for sleep. The IDAC8_Sleep() API saves
the current component state. Then it calls the IDAC8_Stop() function and calls
IDAC8_SaveConfig() to save the hardware configuration.
Call the IDAC8_Sleep() function before calling the CyPmSleep() or the CyPmHibernate()
function. Refer to the PSoC Creator System Reference Guide for more information about
power-management functions.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
void IDAC8_Wakeup(void)
Description:
This is the preferred API to restore the component to the state when IDAC8_Sleep() was
called. The IDAC8_Wakeup() function calls the IDAC8_RestoreConfig() function to restore
the configuration. If the component was enabled before the IDAC8_Sleep() function was
called, the IDAC8_Wakeup() function will also re-enable the component.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
Calling the IDAC8_Wakeup() function without first calling the IDAC8_Sleep() or
IDAC8_SaveConfig() function may produce unexpected behavior.
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void IDAC8_Init(void)
Description:
Initializes or restores the component according to the customizer Configure dialog settings. It
is not necessary to call IDAC8_Init() because the IDAC8_Start() API calls this function and is
the preferred method to begin component operation.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
All registers will be set to values according to the customizer Configure dialog. This will
reinitialize the component. Calling the IDAC8_Init() function requires a call to
IDAC8_SetValue() if you intend to set a new value other than what is currently in the register.
void IDAC8_Enable(void)
Description:
Activates the hardware and begins component operation. It is not necessary to call
IDAC8_Enable() because the IDAC8_Start() API calls this function, which is the preferred
method to begin component operation.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
void IDAC8_SaveConfig(void)
Description:
This function saves the component configuration and nonretention registers. It also saves the
current component parameter values, as defined in the Configure dialog or as modified by
appropriate APIs. This function is called by the IDAC8_Sleep() function.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
None
void IDAC8_RestoreConfig(void)
Description:
This function restores the component configuration and nonretention registers. This function
also restores the component parameter values to what they were before calling the
IDAC8_Sleep() function.
Parameters:
None
Return Value:
None
Side Effects:
Calling this function without first calling the IDAC8_Sleep() or IDAC8_SaveConfig() function
may produce unexpected behavior.
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Sample Firmware Source Code
PSoC Creator provides many example projects that include schematics and example code in the
Find Example Project dialog. For component-specific examples, open the dialog from the
Component Catalog or an instance of the component in a schematic. For general examples,
open the dialog from the Start Page or File menu. As needed, use the Filter Options in the
dialog to narrow the list of projects available to select.
Refer to the “Find Example Project” topic in the PSoC Creator Help for more information.
Functional Description
IDAC8 functionality is implemented using the PSoC vidac block. This block is an 8 bit digital
analog converter capable of either voltage or current output. The output from the IDAC8 is
single-ended. The functional block diagram is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Block Diagram
VDDA
VCC(Regulated)
Calibration Mirror
DAC Value Mirror
1x, 2x ... 255x (8 bit)
Reference
Current Source
ISOURCE Range
1/8x, 1x, 8x
Scaler
IOUT
ISINK Range
1/8x, 1x, 8x
IDAC8 can be used as a current source or sink. It is built using current mirror architecture;
current is mirrored from a reference source to a mirror IDAC8. Calibration and value current
mirrors are responsible for the 8-bit calibration and the 8-bit IDAC8 value. The current is then
diverted into the scaler to generate the current corresponding to the IDAC8 value. The IDAC8
value can either be obtained from the IDAC8 data register or from eight lines from the Digital
components or control register. The IDAC8 can convert up to 8 Msps to generate sinusoids.
The two current mirrors provide either a current sink or source. The IDAC8 can be configured to
operate in one of three ranges:



0 to 2.040 mA, 8 μA/bit
0 to 255 μA, 1 μA/bit
0 to 31.875 μA, 0.125 μA/bit
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For each level, there are 255 equal steps of M/256 where M = 2.040 mA, 255 μA, or 31.875 μA.
The output can be delivered into any resistance or to a fixed voltage, as long as the minimum
headroom requirement of 1.0 V is met. This means that the maximum voltage for sourced
current is VDDA – 1.0 V and the minimum output voltage for sunk current is 1.0 V above V SSA.
The IDAC8 is strobed to get its output to change for the input code. You can select the strobe
sources for the IDAC8 from the bus write strobe, analog clock strobe, or any Digital component
signal strobe.
DMA
IDAC8 components do not require implementation of a DMA Request signal. The data rate to
IDAC8 components should be controlled externally. The DMA Wizard can be used to configure
DMA operation as follows:
Name of DMA
Source/Destination in
DMA Wizard
DMA Req
Signal
Direction
IDAC8_Data_PTR
Destination N/A
DMA Req
Type
Description
N/A
Stores the DAC value between 0 to 255
Registers
The functions provided support most of the common run-time functions that are required for most
applications. The following register reference provides a brief description for the advanced user.
The IDAC8_Data register may be used to write data directly to the DAC without using the API.
This may be useful for either the CPU or DMA.
IDAC8_CR0
Bits
7
6
Value



5
reserved
4
3
mode
2
range[1:0]
1
0
hs
reserved
mode: Sets DAC to either voltage or current mode
range[1:0]: DAC range settings
hs: Sets data speed
IDAC8_CR1
Bits
Value


7
6
reserved
5
4
3
2
1
0
mx_data
reset_udb_en
mx_idir
idirbit
Mx_ioff
ioffbit
mx_data: Selects data source
reset_udb_en: DAC reset enable
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



mx_idir: Mux selection for DAC current direction control
idirbit: Register source for DAC current direction
mx_off: Mux selection for DAC current off control
ioffbit: Register source for DAC current off
IDAC8_DATA
Bits
7
6
5
4
Value

3
2
1
0
Data[7:0]
Data[7:0]: DAC data register
Resources
The IDAC8 component uses one viDAC8 analog block.
API Memory Usage
The component memory usage varies significantly, depending on the compiler, device, number
of APIs used and component configuration. The following table provides the memory usage for
all APIs available in the given component configuration.
The measurements have been done with the associated compiler configured in Release mode
with optimization set for Size. For a specific design the map file generated by the compiler can
be analyzed to determine the memory usage.
PSoC 3 (Keil_PK51)
Configuration
Default
PSoC 5 (GCC)
PSoC 5LP (GCC)
Flash
SRAM
Flash
SRAM
Flash
SRAM
Bytes
Bytes
Bytes
Bytes
Bytes
Bytes
266
3
472
12
400
5
DC and AC Electrical Characteristics for PSoC 3
Specifications are valid for –40 °C ≤ TA ≤ 85 °C and TJ ≤ 100 °C, except where noted.
Specifications are valid for 1.71 V to 5.5 V, except where noted. Specifications are based on use
of the low-resistance IDAC8 output pins.
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IDAC8 DC Characteristics
Parameter
Description
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
–
–
8
bits
Range = 2.040 mA, code = 255,
VDDA  2.7 V, RLOAD = 600 
–
2.040
–
mA
Range = 2.040 mA, High mode,
code = 255, VDDA  2.7 V,
RLOAD = 300 
–
2.040
–
mA
Range = 255 µA, code = 255,
RLOAD = 600 
–
255
–
µA
Range = 31.875 µA, code = 255,
RLOAD = 600 
–
31.875
–
µA
Monotonicity
–
–
Yes
Ezs
Zero scale error
–
0
±1
LSB
Eg
Gain error
Range = 2.04 mA, 25 °C
–
–
±2.5
%
Range = 255 µA, 25 °C
–
–
±2.5
%
Range = 31.875 µA, 25 °C
–
–
±3.5
%
Range = 2.04 mA
–
–
0.04
%/°C
Range = 255 µA
–
–
0.04
%/°C
Range = 31.875 µA
–
–
0.05
%/°C
Sink mode, range = 255 µA,
Codes 8 to 255, RLOAD = 2.4 k,
CLOAD = 15 pF
–
±0.9
±1
LSB
Source mode, range = 255 µA,
Codes 8 – 255, RLOAD = 2.4 k,
CLOAD = 15 pF
–
±1.2
±1.5
LSB
Sink mode, range = 255 µA,
RLOAD = 2.4 k, CLOAD = 15 pF
–
±0.3
±1
LSB
Source mode, range = 255 µA,
RLOAD = 2.4 k, CLOAD = 15 pF
–
±0.3
±1
LSB
1
–
–
V
1.0%
–
µA
44
100
µA
Resolution
IOUT
TC_Eg
INL
DNL
Output current at code =
255
Temperature coefficient of
gain error
Integral nonlinearity
Differential nonlinearity
Vcompliance
Dropout voltage, source or
sink mode
Voltage headroom at max current,
RLOAD to VDDA or RLOAD to VSSA, VDIFF
from VDDA
Idev
Voltage-dependent current
deviation
Source mode, VOUT = 0.0 V
Sink mode, VOUT = VDD
IDD
Operating current,
code = 0
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 31.875 µA
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Parameter
Description
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 255 µA,
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
36
100
µA
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 255 µA
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
33
100
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
310
500
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 255 µA
–
305
500
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
305
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
310
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 255 µA
–
300
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
300
500
µA
Figures
INL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Source Mode
INL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Sink Mode
0.5
Bits
0.25
0
-0.25
-0.5
-0.75
-1
-1.25
255 uA INL Source
-1.5
0
32
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64
96
128
160
192
Code
224
256
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DNL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Source Mode
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DNL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Sink Mode
0.2
0.15
0.1
Bits
0.05
0
-0.05
-0.1
-0.15
255uA DNL Sink
-0.2
0
INL versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA, Fast
Mode
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32
64
96
128
160
Code
192
224
256
DNL versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA, Fast
Mode
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Full Scale Error versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA,
Source
Mode
Full Scale Error versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA,
Sink
Mode
Operating Current versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA,
Code = 0, Source
Mode
Operating Current versus Temperature, Range =
255 µA, Code = 0, Sink
Mode
IDAC8 AC Characteristics
Parameter
Description
FDAC
Update rate
TSETTLE
Settling time to 0.5 LSB
Conditions
Independent of IDAC range setting (IOUT),
full-scale transition, 600- load,
CL = 15 pF, Fast mode
Min
Typ
Max
Units
–
–
8
Msps
–
–
125
ns
Current Noise
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In255 µA
8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
Fast mode, source mode, range =
255 µA, code = 255, VDDA = 5 V, 10 kHz
–
340
–
pA/sqrt
Hz
Figures
Noise versus Frequency, 255 µA
IDAC Glitch Response, Codes 0x7F - 0x80,
255 μA Mode, Source Mode, Fast Mode, Vdda = 5 V
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Step Response, Codes 0x40 - 0xC0,
255 μA Mode, Source Mode, Fast Mode, Vdda = 5 V
PSRR vs Frequency
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8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
DC and AC Electrical Characteristics for PSoC 5
Specifications are valid for –40 °C ≤ TA ≤ 85 °C and TJ ≤ 100 °C, except where noted.
Specifications are valid for 2.7 V to 5.5 V, except where noted. Specifications are based on use
of the low-resistance IDAC8 output pins.
Parameter
Description
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
–
–
8
bits
Range = 2.040 mA, code = 255,
RLOAD = 600 
–
2.040
–
mA
Range = 255 µA, code = 255,
RLOAD = 600 
–
255
–
µA
Range = 31.875 µA, code = 255,
RLOAD = 600 
–
31.875
–
µA
Monotonicity
–
–
Yes
Ezs
Zero scale error
–
0
±2.5
LSB
Eg
Gain error
–
–
±5
%
TC_Eg
Temperature coefficient of
gain error
Range = 2.04 mA
–
–
0.04
%/°C
Range = 255 µA
–
–
0.04
%/°C
Range = 31.875 µA
–
–
0.05
%/°C
Resolution
IOUT
Output current at code =
255
INL
Integral nonlinearity
Range = 255 µA,
Codes 8 to 255, RLOAD = 600,
CLOAD = 15 pF
–
–
±3
LSB
DNL
Differential nonlinearity
Range = 255 µA,
RLOAD = 600, CLOAD = 15 pF
–
–
±1.6
LSB
Vcompliance
Dropout voltage, source or
sink mode
Voltage headroom at max current,
RLOAD to VDDA or RLOAD to VSSA, VDIFF
from VDDA
1
–
–
V
IDD
Operating current,
code = 0
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
44
100
µA
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 255 µA,
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, source mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
36
100
µA
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Parameter
8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
Description
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 255 µA
–
33
100
µA
Slow mode, sink mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
33
100
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
310
500
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 255 µA
–
305
500
µA
Fast mode, source mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
305
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 31.875 µA
–
310
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 255 µA
–
300
500
µA
Fast mode, sink mode,
range = 2.04 mA
–
300
500
µA
Figures
INL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Source Mode
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INL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Sink Mode
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8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
DNL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Source
Mode
PSoC® Creator™ Component Datasheet
DNL versus Input Code, Range = 255 µA, Sink Mode
INL versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA, Fast Mode
DNL versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA, Fast Mode
Full Scale Error versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA,
Source Mode
Full Scale Error versus Temperature, Range = 255 µA,
Sink Mode
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Operating Current versus Temperature, Range =
255 µA, Code = 0, Source Mode
8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
Operating Current versus Temperature, Range =
255 µA, Code = 0, Sink Mode
IDAC8 AC Characteristics
Parameter
Description
Conditions
Min
Typ
Max
Units
FDAC
Update rate
–
–
5.5
Msps
TSETTLE
Settling time to 0.5 LSB Range = 31.875 μA or 255 μA, full scale
transition, fast mode, 600 Ω 15-pF load
–
–
180
ns
In255 µA
Current Noise
–
340
–
pA/sqrtHz
Fast mode, source mode, range = 255 µA,
code = 255, VDDA = 5 V, 10 kHz
Figures
Step Response, Codes 0x40 - 0xC0,
255 μA Mode, Source Mode, Fast Mode, VDDA = 5 V
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Glitch Response, Codes 0x7F - 0x80,
255 μA Mode, Source Mode, Fast Mode, V DDA = 5 V
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8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
PSRR vs Frequency
PSoC® Creator™ Component Datasheet
Current Noise, 255 μA Mode,
Source Mode, Fast Mode, VDDA = 5 V
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8-Bit Current Digital to Analog Converter (IDAC8)
Component Changes
This section lists the major changes in the component from the previous version.
Version
Description of Changes
1.90.a
Minor datasheet edit.
1.90
Added PSoC 5LP device support.
Reason for Changes / Impact
Updated DC and AC electrical
characteristics
Input signals description has been
updated.
1.80
Updated IDAC8 customizer GUI, so
that Hardware Controlled and
Hardware Enable options are provided.
Allows the user to control the current direction (source or
sink) and current flow (switch ON or OFF) through UDB
control.
Added PSoC5 DC and AC Electrical
Characteristics specifications to
datasheet
Minor datasheet edits and updates
1.70
IDAC8_Stop() API changes for PSoC 5
Updated IDAC8 customizer GUI
1.60
Added a GUI Configuration Editor
Change required to prevent the component from impacting
unrelated analog signals when stopped, when used with
PSoC 5.

To allow user to enter float values in uA field.

To force the Strobe mode to External when Data
Source is selected as DAC Bus.

To make IDAC8 GUI consistent with VDAC8 GUI.
Previous configuration window did not provide enough
information for ease of use.
Added characterization data to
datasheet
Minor datasheet edits and updates
1.50
Added Sleep/Wakeup and Init/Enable
APIs.
To support low-power modes, as well as to provide common
interfaces to separate control of initialization and enabling of
most components.
Added DMA capabilities file to the
component.
This file allows the IDAC8 to be supported by the DMA
Wizard tool in PSoC Creator.
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PSoC® Creator™ Component Datasheet
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