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D/A converter and A/D converter

  1. Apr 9, 2006 #1
    can we use a same A/D converter as a D/A converter or vice-versa. and which type of converter can be used in that. is it possible to do so.
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  3. Apr 9, 2006 #2


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    A successive approximation ADC contains a DAC. Look up successive approximation A/D converters for more into.
  4. Apr 9, 2006 #3


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    And, in general, no, you cannot use an ADC as a DAC, or vice versa. You can't simply run a chip "backwards." After all, the DAC is missing some of the baisc components of an ADC, like a sample-and-hold stage.

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