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## What is binary weighted resistor?

Binary Weighted Resistor DAC consists of an inverting amplifier op-amp and a string of weighted resistors to distinguish each bit starting from LSB to MSB position. Each resistor represents a digital bit to be converted into analog form. The maximum information in the digital real world is in analog form.

### How does a binary weighted DAC work?

A weighted resistor DAC produces an analog output, which is almost equal to the digital (binary) input by using binary weighted resistors in the inverting adder circuit. The digital switches shown in the above figure will be connected to ground, when the corresponding input bits are equal to ‘0’.

**How many switches are needed in a 4 bit binary weighted DAC?**

For a 4-bit binary number there are 24 = 16 possible combinations or A, B, C, and D ranging from 00002 to 11112 which corresponds to decimal 0 to 15 respectively.

**What is the disadvantages of binary weighted type DSC?**

What is the disadvantage of binary weighted type DAC? Explanation: For better resolution of output, the input binary word length has to be increased. As the number of bit increases, the range of resistance value increases. 8.

## What is a binary weight?

The binary weight of a positive integer is the number of 1’s in its binary representation. For example, the decimal number 1 has a binary weight of 1, and the decimal number 7 (which is 111 in binary) has a binary weight of 3.

### What are the advantages of R 2R ladder DAC?

Advantages of R/2R ladder DACs:

- Easier to build accurately as only two precision metal film resistors are required.
- Number of bits can be expanded by adding more sections of same R/2R values.
- In inverted R/2R ladder DAC, node voltages remain constant with changing input binary words.

**What is the advantage of binary weighted type DAC?**

Binary Weighted Resistor DAC Weighted resistors are used to distinguish each bit from MSB to LSB. Transistors are used to switch between Vref and ground (bit high or low). Advantages: It is Simple in Construction.

**Which of the following is binary weighted DAC?**

5. Which of the following is a binary weighted DAC? Explanation: R-2R ladder type DAC is known as binary weighted DAC, which consist of a resistor arranged as a ladder.

## What is the disadvantage of weighted resistor DAC?

Disadvantages of Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) Voltage levels must be exactly the same for all inputs in Weighted Resistors DAC. E.g. 4-bit Converter requires 4 resistors. Binary weighted Resistor circuit that require Op-Amps are expensive. Power dissipation of Binary weighted Resistors Circuit is very high.

### What is the main disadvantage of weighted resistor DAC?

**What are the column weightings for the binary number system?**

1.4. In binary, the column weights (again from right to left) are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, and so on. If you work with binary numbers often, you’ll save time if you remember these powers of two up to 216.

**Why is R 2R DAC preferred than binary weighted DAC?**

Advantages: Only two resistor values are used in R-2R ladder type. It does not need as precision resistors as Binary weighted DACs. It is cheap and easy to manufacture.

## Why do resistors have to be accurate for conversion?

For high accuracy of conversion, the values of resistances must be accurate. 3) Different current flows through resistors, so their wattage ratings are also different. 4) Accuracy and stability of conversion depends primarily on the absolute accuracy of the resistors and tracking of each other with temperature.

### Which is the binary word in a circuit?

The switch positions decides the binary word ( i.e. B1 B2B3…Bn ). In the circuit op-amp is used as current to voltage converter. Let us analyze the circuit using normal analysis concepts used in op-amp. When the switches are closed the respective currents are flowing through resistors as shown in the circuit diagram above.

**Why are resistors different for different wattage ratings?**

3) Different current flows through resistors, so their wattage ratings are also different. 4) Accuracy and stability of conversion depends primarily on the absolute accuracy of the resistors and tracking of each other with temperature. eg. For 10 digit converter It is very difficult and expensive to obtain stable precise resistances of such value.