Chandler, AZ — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced the first members of its new low-power family of 12-bit Digital-to-Analog converters (DACs). The MCP492X family provides a unique combination of specifications, which includes smaller packages, high accuracy (with Differential Non-Linearity (DNL) of less than +/-0.2 LSB), and a low power consumption of 350 microamps in an MSOP package.
Microchip D/A converter block diagram
The MCP4921 and the MCP4922 utilize resistive string architecture, which provides low power consumption, low Differential Non-Linearity (DNL) error and small form factors. Due to their compact size and low power consumption, these new DACs provide significant advantages in space-constrained applications where minimal power usage is critical. The low DNL makes these devices ideal for set-point control applications used in a wide range of communications and hand-held battery-powered designs, including digital cameras, projectors and PDAs.
The MCP4921 (single channel) is available in an 8-pin MSOP package for $1.46 each in 1,000-unit quantities. The MCP4922 (dual channel) is available in a 14-pin TSSOP package for $1.91 each in 1,000-unit quantities. Samples and volume production are available now.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
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