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MCP4251

Status: In Production

Features:

  • 8-bit:256 Resistors with Taps to VSS and VDD
  • SPI compatible interace
  • Automatic Recall of Potentiometer Wiper Settings
  • Resistance Values: 5kΩ, 10kΩ, 50kΩ, 100kΩ
  • Absolute (Rheostat): <100 ppm (typ.)
  • Ratiometric (Potentiometer): <10 ppm (typ.)
  • Low Wiper Resistance: 100Ω (typ.)
  • Low-Power Operation: 1µA Max Static Current
  • Wide Operating Voltage: 1.8V to 5.5V
  • Extended Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C
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Device Overview

Summary

The MCP41/425X devices are volatile, 8-bit (257 wiper steps) digital potentiometers with an SPI compatible interface. The MCP41/42XX family is available with end-to-end resistor values of 5KΩ, 10KΩ, 50kΩ and 100KΩ. These devices offer a variety of configurations simplifying design while minimizing cost, package size and pin count.

Additional Features
    • 8-bit:256 Resistors with Taps to VSS and VDD
    • SPI compatible interace
    • Automatic Recall of Potentiometer Wiper Settings
    • Resistance Values: 5kΩ, 10kΩ, 50kΩ, 100kΩ
    • Low Tempco:
      • Absolute (Rheostat): <100 ppm (typ.)
      • Ratiometric (Potentiometer): <10 ppm (typ.)
    • Low Wiper Resistance: 100Ω (typ.)
    • Low-Power Operation: 1µA Max Static Current
    • Wide Operating Voltage: 1.8V to 5.5V
    • Extended Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C
Parametrics
Name
Value
Temp. Range (°C)
-40 to +125
Volatile / Non Volatile
Volatile
Number of Taps
257
Resistance (ohms) K
5, 10, 50, 100
# per Package
2
INL (Max)
1
DNL (Max)
0.5
Interface
SPI

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Demo & Evaluation Boards
MCP42XX Evaluation Board
MCP42XX Evaluation Board ( MCP42XXEV )

The MCP42XX Evaluation Board allows the system designer to quickly evaluate the operation of Microchip Technology’s MCP4261 Digital Potentiometer device. The board uses the TSSOP20EV Generic PCB and has been populated for the MCP4261. The 6-pin header (PICkit Serial) has been jumpered to the MCP4261’s appropriate pins. This allows the PICkit Serial to communicate with the device....

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MCP4XXX Digipot Daughter Board
MCP4XXX Digipot Daughter Board ( MCP4XXXDM-DB )

The MCP4xxx Digital Potentiometer Daughter Board allows the system designer to quickly evaluate the operation of Microchip Technology’s MCP42XXX and MCP402X Digital Potentiometers. The MCP42XXX are dual Digital Potentiometer devices that have the same characteristics as their single Digital Potentiometer devices (MCP41XXX). The MCP402x devices are non-volatile devices that have similar...

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MCP42XX PICTail Plus Daughter Board
MCP42XX PICTail Plus Daughter Board ( MCP42XXDM-PTPLS )

The MCP42XX PICtail Plus Daughter Board is used to demonstrate the operation of the MCP42XX Digital Potentiometers. The operation of the MCP41XX devices is similar to the MCP42XX devices. Therefore, this demo board can be used as a development platform for either device family.

This board is designed to be used in conjunction with either the PIC24 Explorer 16 Demo Board or the...

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SOIC14 Eval Board
SOIC14 Eval Board ( SOIC14EV )

The 14-Lead SOIC/TSSOP/DIP Evaluation Board allows the system designer to quickly evaluate the operation of Microchip Technology’s devices in either SOIC, DIP, or TSSOP packages.

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RoHS Information

Part Number
Device Weight
Shipping Weight
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
JEDEC Indicator
RoHS
China EFUP
MCP4251-103E/P
0.953300
1.833333
14
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-104E/P
0.953300
1.833333
14
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-502E/P
0.953300
1.833333
14
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-503E/P
0.953300
1.833333
14
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-104E/ST
0.060000
0.125000
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-503E/ST
0.060000
0.125000
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-104E/ST
0.060000
0.246800
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-103E/ST
0.060000
0.246800
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-502E/ST
0.060000
0.246800
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-502E/ST
0.060000
0.125000
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-103E/ST
0.060000
0.125000
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-503E/ST
0.060000
0.246800
14
TSSOP
4.4mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-104E/SL
0.143200
0.280702
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-503E/SL
0.143200
0.325000
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-502E/SL
0.143200
0.325000
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-502E/SL
0.143200
0.280702
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-103E/SL
0.143200
0.325000
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-104E/SL
0.143200
0.325000
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-503E/SL
0.143200
0.280702
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-103E/SL
0.143200
0.280702
14
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-104E/ML
0.041700
0.212121
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-103E/ML
0.041700
0.212121
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251T-503E/ML
0.041700
0.212121
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-103E/ML
0.041700
0.076923
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-503E/ML
0.041700
0.076923
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-502E/ML
0.041700
0.076923
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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MCP4251-104E/ML
0.041700
0.076923
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
efup china icon
MCP4251T-502E/ML
0.041700
0.212121
16
QFN
4x4x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
Rohs icon
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