High-Speed DACs Deliver Agile RF/MW Signals (.PDF Download)

Digital-to-analog converters (DACs) have been used for many years to generate lower-frequency signals. However, they typically lacked the sampling speeds and precision needed for recreating RF/microwave signals with any form of moderately complex modulation—until, that is, the arrival of the 11-b AD9161 and 16-b AD9162 DACs from