The macro contains a current steering digital-to-analog (DAC), Low pass filter and mux with differential current outputs (Bypass mode) or voltage (Normal operating mode, outputs directly from the LPF). The filter is useful as DAC reconstruction filter.
The DAC segmentation results in an excellent static performance and reduced glitch energy at the output. This also ensures parasitics within the DAC are minimized.Furthermore, the distortion at the output is greatly reduced by using propriety latch architecture.
The combination of static performance, reduced glitch energy, minimized parasitics and reduced distortion, results in outstanding dynamic performance over a wide range of conditions including frequencies close to the DAC Nyquist frequency.