16-bit, single-channel, low-power, ultra-low glitch, voltage output DAC with 2.5V,2ppm/°C reference


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Resolution (Bits) 16 DAC channels 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 8 Features Low Power Reference: type Ext, Int Architecture String Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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  • Relative Accuracy: 4 LSB
  • Glitch Energy: 0.15 nV-s
  • MicroPower Operation: 510 µA at 2.7 V
  • Internal Reference:
    • 2.5-V Reference Voltage (Enabled by Default)
    • 0.02% Initial Accuracy
    • 2-ppm/°C Temperature Drift (Typical)
    • 5-ppm/°C Temperature Drift (Maximum)
    • 20-mA Sink/Source Capability
  • Power-On Reset to Zero
  • Power Supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • 16-Bit Monotonic Over Temperature Range
  • Settling Time: 10 µs to ±0.003% FSR
  • Low-Power Serial Interface With Schmitt-Triggered Inputs
  • On-Chip Output Buffer Amplifier With Rail-to-Rail Operation
  • Power-Down Capability
  • Drop-In Compatible With DAC8531/01 and DAC8550 /51
  • Temperature Range: –40°C to +105°C
  • Available in a Tiny 8-Pin VSSOP Package

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The DAC8560 is a low-power, voltage output, 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC8560 includes a 2.5-V, 2-ppm/°C internal reference (enabled by default), giving a full-scale output voltage range of 0 V to 2.5 V. The internal reference has an initial accuracy of 0.02% and can source up to 20 mA at the VREF pin. The device is monotonic, provides very good linearity, and minimizes undesired code-to-code transient voltages (glitch). The DAC8560 uses a versatile 3-wire serial interface that operates at clock rates up to 30 MHz. It is compatible with standard SPI, QSPI, Microwire, and digital-signal-processor (DSP) interfaces.

The DAC8560 incorporates a power-on-reset (POR) circuit that ensures the DAC output powers up at zero scale and remains there until a valid code is written to the device. The DAC8560 contains a power-down feature, accessed over the serial interface, that reduces the current consumption of the device to 1.2 µA at 5 V.

The low-power consumption, internal reference, and small footprint make this device ideal for portable, battery-operated equipment. The power consumption is 2.6 mW at 5 V, reducing to 6 µW in power-down mode.

The DAC8560 is available in an 8-pin VSSOP package.

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* Datasheet DAC8560 16-Bit, Ultra-Low Glitch, Voltage Output Digital-to-Analog Converter With 2.5-V, 2-ppm/°C Internal Reference datasheet (Rev. C) Jan. 24, 2018
Application note Circuit for offset adjustment of input signals using precision DAC Jan. 25, 2019
Application note Loop powered 4- to 20-mA transmitter circuit Dec. 20, 2018
Application note Unipolar voltage output DAC to bipolar voltage output circuit Dec. 20, 2018
Technical articles How to design fully isolated 4-wire sensor transmitters Oct. 21, 2015
Technical articles DAC Essentials: How accurate is your DAC? Oct. 09, 2013
Technical articles DAC Essentials: String theory May 01, 2013
User guide DAC8560EVM User Guide (Rev. A) Nov. 19, 2009

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide

This EVM features the DAC8560 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The DAC8560EVM is a simple evaluation module designed to quickly and easily evaluate the functionality and performance of the 16-bit high-resolution, single-channel, serial input DAC. The device has a 2.5 V internal reference that (...)

  • The EVM is compatible with the 5-6KINTERFACE board allowing use of TI's, C5000 and C6000 DSP Starter Kits
  • The EVM can connect to and interface with any MSP430 based platform
  • On board connectors are available to allow the user to connect other external reference sources.
  • Stacking allows a total of two (...)
document-generic User guide

The DAC8560EVM-PDK is a complete evaluation/demonstration kit, which combines an DAC8560EVM with the TMS32VC5509 based MMB0 motherboard for use with a personal computer. The MMB0 motherboard allows the DAC8560EVM to connect to a computer via a USB port. The DAC8560EVM-PDK is controlled by the DXP (...)

  • Easy-to-use evaluation software for Microsoft™ Windows XP
  • Built-in wave tables for creating Sine, Square, Triangle and Saw tooth output waveforms
  • Amplitude and offset adjustment capabilities
  • Ability to provide straight DC output
  • Easily expandable with new analysis plug in tools from Texas Instruments

Software development

DXP DAC Exerciser Program
DXP DAC Exerciser Program (DXP)is a software tool from Texas Instruments for evaluating DACs without the requirements of expensive pattern generators or writing complex software. When used with a Texas Instruments DAC EVM and a modular motherboard, it allows for simple and easy digital signal generation (...)
  • Modular design allows additional EVMs to be supported
  • Graphical user interface provides easy setup to send signals to a DAC
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Design tools & simulation

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PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
  • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
  • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
  • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
  • (...)
SPICE-based analog simulation program
TINA-TI TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages (...)
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Analog engineer's calculator
ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC — The Analog Engineer’s Calculator is designed to speed up many of the repetitive calculations that analog circuit design engineers use on a regular basis. This PC-based tool provides a graphical interface with a list of various common calculations ranging from setting op-amp gain with feedback (...)
  • Expedites circuit design with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
    • Noise calculations
    • Common unit translation
  • Solves common amplifier circuit design problems
    • Gain selections using standard resistors
    • Filter configurations
    • Total noise for common amplifier configurations
  • (...)

Reference designs

Charger Booster Pack Reference Design
TIDA-00587 The TIDA-00587 reference design is a charger that has been designed as a booster pack to fit on the TI Launchpad development boards. The use of this this board for development will reduce the time spent in design and test of the bq24250 charger IC. You can charger your battery and using the on board (...)
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Bipolar +/-10V Output from a Unipolar DAC for Industrial Voltage Drivers
TIPD125 This Verified Design is for conditioning a low-cost, unipolar, generic DAC into an accurate bipolar signal source using an op amp and 3 resistors. The circuit is designed with reactive load stability in mind and is compensated to drive nearly any conventional capacitive load associated with long (...)
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