The DAC8871 is a 16-bit, single-channel, serial input, voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The output range is determined by the reference voltage, VREFH and VREFL.By properly selecting the reference, the output can be unipolar or bipolar, and up to ±18V. The DAC8871 provides excellent linearity (1LSB INL), low noise, and fast settling (1ms to 1LSB of full scale output) over the specified temperature range of -40°C to +105°C. The output is unbuffered, which reduces the power consumption and the error introduced by the buffer. This device features a standard high-speed clock (up to 50MHz), and a 3V or 5V SPI serial interance to communicate with the DSP or microprocessors. For optimum performance, a set of Kelvin connections to external reference are provided.