DAC8581 (NRND)

16-Bit, High Speed, Low Noise, Voltage Output Digital to Analog Converter

16-Bit, High Speed, Low Noise, Voltage Output Digital to Analog Converter - DAC8581

Not Recommended for New Designs (NRND)

Replaced By DAC8811– The device has SIMILAR FUNCTIONALITY but is not functionally equivalent to the compared device.

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


The DAC8581 is a 16-bit, high-speed, low-noise DAC operating from dual ±5-V power supplies. The DAC8581 is monotonic, and has exceptionally low noise and exceptionally low glitch. The DAC8581 high-performance, bipolar output buffer is capable of settling within 0.65 µs for a 10-V step. Small-signal settling time is well under 0.3 µs, supporting data update rates up to 3 MSPS. A power-on-reset circuit sets the output at midscale voltage on power up.

The DAC8581 is simple to use, with a single external reference and a standard 3-wire SPI interface that allows clock rates up to 50 MHz.

Also see the DAC8580, a member of the same family. The DAC8580 combines DAC8581 performance with an on-chip, 16x over-sampling digital filter.

The DAC8581 is specified over the –40°C to +85°C temperature range.


  • 16-Bit Monotonic
  • ±5-V Bipolar Output
  • Very Low Glitch: 0.5 nV-s
  • Fast Settling: 0.65 µs
  • Fast Slew Rate: 35 V/µs
  • Low Noise: 20 nV/√Hz
  • ±25-mA Load Drive
  • ±5-V Dual Power Supply
  • Single External Reference
  • Power-On Reset to Midscale
  • 3-MSPS Update Rate
  • SPI Interface, Up to 50 MHz
  • 1.8-V–5-V Logic Compatible
  • Twos Complement Data Format
  • Hardware Reset to Midscale
  • TSSOP-16 Package
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