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MCP4161

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.)
  • WiperLock™ Technology to Secure the EEPROM
  • Low-Power Operation: 1µA Max Static Current
  • Wide Operating Voltage: 2.7V to 5.5V
  • Extended Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C
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Device Overview

Summary

The MCP41/424X devices are non-volatile, 8-bit (257 wiper steps) digital potentiometers with EEPROM and 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 WiperLock™ Technology which allows the user unlimited reprogramming and locking of the wiper setting. It is useful for equipment that requires factory trimming or recalibration. The MCP41/42XX 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.)
    • WiperLock™ Technology to Secure the EEPROM
    • Low-Power Operation: 1µA Max Static Current
    • Wide Operating Voltage: 2.7V to 5.5V
    • Extended Temperature Range: -40°C to +125°C
Parametrics
Name
Value
Temp. Range (°C)
-40 to +125
Volatile / Non Volatile
Non-volatile
Number of Taps
257
Resistance (ohms) K
10,100,5,50
# per Package
1
INL (Max)
1
DNL (Max)
0.5
Interface
SPI

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Demo & Evaluation Boards
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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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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8-Pin SOIC/MSOP/TSSOP/DIP Evaluation Board
8-Pin SOIC/MSOP/TSSOP/DIP Evaluation Board ( SOIC8EV )

This is a blank PCB that allows the operation of Microchip Technology’s 8-pin devices to be easily evaluated. Each device pin is connected to a pull-up resistor, a pull-down resistor, an in-line resistor, and a loading capacitor. The PCB pads allow through hole or surface mount connectors to be installed to ease connection to the board. Additional passive component footprints are on the...

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RoHS Information

Part Number
Device Weight (g)
Shipping Weight (grams)
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
JEDEC Indicator
RoHS
China EFUP
MCP4161-103E/MS
0.025600
0.070000
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-104E/MS
0.025600
0.070000
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/MS
0.025600
0.070000
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/MSVAO
0.025600
0.070000
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-503E/MS
0.025600
0.070000
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-103E/MS
0.025600
0.215600
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-104E/MS
0.025600
0.215600
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-502E/MS
0.025600
0.215600
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-502E/MSVAO
0.025600
0.215600
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-503E/MS
0.025600
0.215600
8
MSOP
3x3mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-103E/MF
0.023800
0.041667
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-104E/MF
0.023800
0.041667
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/MF
0.023800
0.041667
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/MFVAO
0.023800
0.041667
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-503E/MF
0.023800
0.041667
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-103E/MF
0.023800
0.172727
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-104E/MF
0.023800
0.172727
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-502E/MF
0.023800
0.172727
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-502E/MFVAO
0.023800
0.172727
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-503E/MF
0.023800
0.172727
8
DFN
3x3x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-103E/SN
0.078000
0.250000
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-104E/SN
0.078000
0.250000
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/SN
0.078000
0.250000
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-503E/SN
0.078000
0.250000
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-103E/SN
0.078000
0.230303
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-104E/SN
0.078000
0.230303
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-502E/SN
0.078000
0.230303
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161T-503E/SN
0.078000
0.230303
8
SOIC
.150In(3.90mm)
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-103E/P
0.486700
0.900000
8
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-104E/P
0.486700
0.900000
8
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-502E/P
0.486700
0.900000
8
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
MCP4161-503E/P
0.486700
0.900000
8
PDIP
.300in
Matte Tin
e3
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