LTC1426 - Micropower Dual 6-Bit PWM DAC


  • Wide Supply Range: 2.7V </= VCC </= 5.5V
  • Wide Reference Voltage Range: 0V to 5.5V
  • Two Interface Modes:Pulse Mode (Increment Only)Pushbutton Mode (Increment/Decrement)
  • Low Supply Current: 50µA
  • 0.2µA Supply Current in Shutdown
  • Available in 8-Pin MSOP and SO Packages
  • DAC Contents Are Retained in Shutdown
  • DACs Power-Up at Midrange
  • Low Output Impedance: <100 ohms
  • Output Frequency: 5kHz Typ

Typical Application

LTC1426 Typical Application


The LTC®1426 is a dual micropower 6-bit PWM DAC featuring versatile PWM outputs and a flexible pushbutton compatible digital interface. The DAC outputs provide a PWM signal that swings from 0V to VREF, allowing the full-scale output to be varied by adjusting the voltage at VREF. The PWM output frequency is typically 5kHz, easing output filtering requirements. VCC supply current is typically 50µA and drops to 0.2µA in shutdown. The LTC1426 can be controlled using one of two interface modes: pushbutton and pulse. The LTC1426 automatically configures itself into the appropriate mode at start-up by monitoring the state of the CLK pins. In pushbutton mode, the CLK pins can be directly connected to external pushbuttons to control the DAC output. In pulse mode, the CLK pins can be connected to CMOS compatible logic. The DAC outputs initially power up at half scale and the contents of the internal DAC registers are retained in shutdown. The LTC1426 is available in 8-pin MSOP and SO packages.



CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LTC1426CMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1426CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LTC1426CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1426CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1426IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LTC1426IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LTC1426 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LTC1426CMS8#PBF MS-8 C $4.35 $3.75 Yes
LTC1426CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 C $3.81 Yes
LTC1426CS8#PBF SO-8 C $4.15 $3.50 Yes
LTC1426CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.56 Yes
LTC1426IS8#PBF SO-8 I $4.85 $4.05 Yes
LTC1426IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $4.11 Yes
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