LTC1660 - Micropower Octal 10-Bit DACs


  • Tiny: 8 DACs in the Board Space of an SO-8
  • Micropower: 56µA per DAC Plus
    1µA Sleep Mode for Extended Battery Life
  • Pin Compatible 8-Bit LTC1665 and 10-Bit LTC1660
  • Wide 2.7V to 5.5V Supply Range
  • Rail-to-Rail Voltage Outputs Drive 1000pF
  • Reference Range Includes Supply for Ratiometric
    0V-to-VCC Output
  • Reference Input Impedance is Constant�Eliminates External Buffer

Typical Application

LTC1660 Typical Application
LTC1660 Typical Application
LTC1660 Typical Application


The 8-bit LTC1665 and 10-bit LTC1660 integrate eight accurate, serially addressable digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in tiny 16-pin narrow SSOP packages. Each buffered DAC draws just 56µA total supply current, yet is capable of supplying DC output currents in excess of 5mA and reliably driving capacitive loads to 1000pF. Sleep mode further reduces total supply current to 1µA. Linear Technology’s proprietary, inherently monotonic voltage interpolation architecture provides excellent linearity while allowing for an exceptionally small external form factor. Ultralow supply current, power-saving Sleep mode and extremely compact size make the LTC1665 and LTC1660 ideal for battery-powered applications, while their ease of use, high performance and wide supply range make them excellent choices as general purpose converters.



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
LTC1660CGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN C 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC1660CGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN C 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC1660CN#PBF N-16 N C 05-08-1510 (N16) Yes
LTC1660IGN#PBF SSOP-16 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC1660IGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 GN I 05-08-1641 (GN16) Yes
LTC1660IN#PBF N-16 N I 05-08-1510 (N16) Yes

LTC1660 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
LTC1660CGN#PBF SSOP-16 C $7.85 $5.80 Yes
LTC1660CGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 C $5.86 Yes
LTC1660CN#PBF N-16 C $7.25 $5.35 Yes
LTC1660IGN#PBF SSOP-16 I $8.80 $6.50 Yes
LTC1660IGN#TRPBF SSOP-16 I $6.56 Yes
LTC1660IN#PBF N-16 I $8.20 $6.05 Yes
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