PCM5101 106dB Stereo DAC with 2VRMS output and Integrated Audio PLL | TI.com

PCM5101 (NRND) 106dB Stereo DAC with 2VRMS output and Integrated Audio PLL

106dB Stereo DAC with 2VRMS output and Integrated Audio PLL - PCM5101

Not Recommended for New Designs (NRND)

Replaced By PCM5101A – The device has the SAME FUNCTIONALITY and PINOUT as the compared device but is NOT an exact equivalent.

TI does not recommend using this part in a new design. This product continues to be in production to support existing customers.


The PCM510x devices are a family of monolithic CMOS integrated circuits that include a stereo digital-to-analog converter and additional support circuitry in a small TSSOP package. The PCM510x uses the latest generation of TI’s advanced segment-DAC architecture to achieve excellent dynamic performance and improved tolerance to clock jitter.

The PCM510x provides 2.1VRMS ground centered outputs, allowing designers to eliminate DC blocking capacitors on the output, as well as external muting circuits traditionally associated with single supply line drivers.

The integrated line driver surpasses all other charge-pump based line drivers by supporting loads down to 1kΩ. By supporting loads down to 1kΩ, the PCM510x can essentially drive up to 10 products in parallel, such as an LCD TV, DVDR, AV Receivers and other devices.

The integrated PLL on the device removes the requirement for a system clock (commonly known as master clock), allowing a 3-wire I2S connection and reducing system EMI.

Intelligent clock error and PowerSense under voltage protection utilizes a two level mute system for pop-free performance. Upon clock error or system power failure, the device digitally attenuates the data (or last known good data), then mutes the analog circuit

Compared with existing DAC technology, the PCM510x family offers up to 20dB lower out-of-band noise, reducing EMI and aliasing in downstream amplifiers/ADCs. (from traditional 100kHz OBN measurements all the way to 3MHz)

The PCM510x accepts industry-standard audio data formats with 16- to 32-bit data. Sample rates up to 384kHz are supported.


  • Market-Leading Low Out-of-Band Noise
  • Selectable Digital-Filter Latency and Performance
  • No DC Blocking Capacitors Required
  • Integrated Negative Charge Pump
  • Internal Pop-Free Control For Sample-Rate Changes Or Clock Halts
  • Intelligent Muting System; Soft Up or Down Ramp and Analog Mute
    For 120dB Mute SNR With Popless Operation.
  • Integrated High-Performance Audio PLL With BCK Reference
    To Generate SCK Internally
  • Small 20-pin TSSOP Package