Data Converter ICs
Data converter ICs, also known as digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), are integrated circuits (ICs) used to convert digital or analog signals from one form to the other. They are often used in audio or video equipment to convert signals from digital to analog form so they can be passed through speakers, or to convert analog signals from microphones or other sources into digital form that can be processed by a computer. They are also used in other applications such as communications, medical imaging, telecommunications and instrumentation. Data converter ICs may be incorporated into dedicated ICs, or embedded into larger ICs such as system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.