Microchip Technology introduced the MCP41HV31 and MCP41HV51 (MCP41HVXX) volatile, SPI digital potentiometers. The devices operate at 10, 12, 18, 24 and particularly 36 volts, for systems requiring wide signal swing or high power-supply voltages. Both digital potentiometers are available now for samples and volume production, in 14-pin TSSOP and 20-pin, 5×5 mm QFN packages. The MCP41HV31 is priced at $0.99 each and the MCP41HV51 is $1.09 each in 5,000-unit quantities.
Microchip Technology announced their MCP47A1 Digital-to-Analog Converter. The volatile DAC is a low-power, low-cost device that features a 1.8-5.5V wide operating voltage range. The MCP47A1 DAC is available now for sampling and volume production. It is priced at $0.42 each in 5,000-unit quantities. The chip is offered in a 6-pin SC70 package. The MCP47A1 is ideal for applications in the automotive, audio and industrial markets; such as portable, handheld battery-operated products; and applications such as set-point or offset trimming and sensitive mechanical-trim pot replacement.
Microchip Technology announced six new devices. Four of the devices are the 23A1024, 23LC1024, 23A512 and 23LC512 serial SRAM. The other two devices are the 23LCV512 and 23LCV1024 serial NVSRAM. Prices start at $1.16 each for the four volatile devices in 10,000-unit quantities. The 23A1024 and 23LC1024 are available now for sampling and volume production. The 23A512 and 23LC512 will be available for sampling and volume production in October of this year. The two non-volatile, unlimited-endurance RAM are priced at $1.32 each in 10,000-unit quantities. Sampling and volume production of the non-volatile devices will begin in October.