Abbreviation for "Digital to Analog Converter". Small device used for converting digital signals to analog signals.
The D/A converter receives digital data as input and produces an analog signal as output whose amplitude permanently corresponds to the value of these digital data. The computer produces digital information represented by the binary digits of 0 and 1. The monitor responds to an analog signal or respectively to the incoming of voltage that is continuously varying within a certain range of values. The D/A converter between computer and monitor is located within the graphics card.