TI Unveils Industry's Smallest 16-Bit DAC for Portable Instrumentation And Industrial Control

Miniature Device Provides Excellent Price/Performance Value for Precision Data

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Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group

    TUCSON, Ariz., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated
 (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) today announced a new 16-bit digital-to-analog converter
 (DAC) from the company's Burr-Brown product line, featuring miniature package
 size and low power operation.  This cost-effective data converter targets
 high-performance systems found in industrial process control, data
 acquisition, and portable instrumentation.  See http://www.ti.com/sc/aap6140u.
     The DAC8531's small footprint, wide supply voltage and low power
 consumption -- 250 micro amps (uA) at 5V -- make it ideal for portable
 battery-operated applications.  It also features a power-down mode that
 reduces current consumption to 1 uA (max).
     "By providing high resolution and low power in an MSOP package, TI offers
 designers a price/performance solution unmatched in the DAC market," said Zack
 Albus, strategic marketing engineer for TI's DAC products.  "The DAC8531 also
 provides customers with an easy performance upgrade path for previous
 generations of pin-compatible 12-bit DACs."
     The DAC8531 is optimized for closed-loop feedback systems requiring
 monotonicity and a fast host control interface.  A power-on-reset circuit
 ensures that the DAC output powers up at zero volts and remains there until a
 valid write takes place.  An on-chip precision output amplifier allows rail-
 to-rail output performance.
     The device uses a versatile three-wire serial interface that operates at
 clock rates up to 30MHz and is compatible with standard SPI(TM), QSPI(TM), and
 Microwire(TM) interfaces, as well as TI's TMS320 DSPs.  Key features include
 single 2.7V to 5.5V supply operation, guaranteed 16-bit monotonic performance,
 and 10 us settling time (0.003% accuracy).
 
     Available Today
     The DAC8531 is available now and is packaged in an MSOP-8.  It is priced
 from $3.75 in 1,000 piece quantities.
 
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com
 
     Trademarks:
     SPI and QSPI are registered trademarks of Motorola.
     Microwire is a registered trademark of National Semiconductor.
 
 

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group
    TUCSON, Ariz., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated
 (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) today announced a new 16-bit digital-to-analog converter
 (DAC) from the company's Burr-Brown product line, featuring miniature package
 size and low power operation.  This cost-effective data converter targets
 high-performance systems found in industrial process control, data
 acquisition, and portable instrumentation.  See http://www.ti.com/sc/aap6140u.
     The DAC8531's small footprint, wide supply voltage and low power
 consumption -- 250 micro amps (uA) at 5V -- make it ideal for portable
 battery-operated applications.  It also features a power-down mode that
 reduces current consumption to 1 uA (max).
     "By providing high resolution and low power in an MSOP package, TI offers
 designers a price/performance solution unmatched in the DAC market," said Zack
 Albus, strategic marketing engineer for TI's DAC products.  "The DAC8531 also
 provides customers with an easy performance upgrade path for previous
 generations of pin-compatible 12-bit DACs."
     The DAC8531 is optimized for closed-loop feedback systems requiring
 monotonicity and a fast host control interface.  A power-on-reset circuit
 ensures that the DAC output powers up at zero volts and remains there until a
 valid write takes place.  An on-chip precision output amplifier allows rail-
 to-rail output performance.
     The device uses a versatile three-wire serial interface that operates at
 clock rates up to 30MHz and is compatible with standard SPI(TM), QSPI(TM), and
 Microwire(TM) interfaces, as well as TI's TMS320 DSPs.  Key features include
 single 2.7V to 5.5V supply operation, guaranteed 16-bit monotonic performance,
 and 10 us settling time (0.003% accuracy).
 
     Available Today
     The DAC8531 is available now and is packaged in an MSOP-8.  It is priced
 from $3.75 in 1,000 piece quantities.
 
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com
 
     Trademarks:
     SPI and QSPI are registered trademarks of Motorola.
     Microwire is a registered trademark of National Semiconductor.
 
 SOURCE  Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group

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