agileDAC – 8b/10b Digital-to-Analog Convertor

The agileDAC GP is a digital-to-analog converter that uses a traditional capacitive DAC architecture. The agileDAC uses its own internal reference voltage. The architecture can achieve up to 10-bit resolution at sample rates up to 16 Msps.

Agile Analog designs are based on tried and tested architectures to ensure reliability and functionality. Our design methodology is programmatic, systematic and repeatable leading to analog IP that is more verifiable, more robust and more reliable. Our methodology also allows us to quickly re-target our IP to different process options. We support all the major foundries including TSMC, GlobalFoundries, Samsung Foundry and SMIC as well as other IC foundries and Manufacturers. Please contact Agile Analog for further information.

Details on supported processes can be found here


  • Resolution: 8b/10b, 
  • Sampling Rate (Fs): up to 16Msps
  • Output Signal Bandwidth: Typ Fs/2
  • Guaranteed monotonic
  • SFDR1: Typ -60dBc
  • INL: Max2 ±4LSB
  • DNL: Max2 ±2LSB
  • Conversion Time: Typ 2 cycles
  • Quiescent current3 (Iq):Typ 250uA
  • Customisable design for simple SoC integration
  • Integrated Calibration Mode
  • Silicon Area – Please contact Agile Analog



  • AMBA-APB Interface to simply test and operation
  • Built-in Trim and Calibration to facilitate process and/or manufacturing offsets to be adjusted

System Macro Example

Combine with agileREF and agileADC to create a BIST engine or bias voltage generator & read-back sub-system:

  • Configured to your exact specification
  • Deliverables include: Verilog-a, GDSII, Liberty, PVT/Monte Carlo analysis