Microchip Technology Announces Low-power, 6-bit, Volatile Digital Potentiometers; Digital Potentiometers Offer Low-Voltage Operation and Small Package at Affordable Price.
E[acute accent]Development Support
E[acute accent]To help engineers get started with the MCP4011-MCP4014 digital potentiometers, Microchip offers the low cost MCP402XEV Non-volatile Digital Potentiometer Evaluation Board (Part # MCP402XEV) for $15, available today at www.microchipdirect.com. In addition, Microchip offers the FilterLab(R) 2.0 Active Filter Design Tool that simplifies active-filter design. Available today as a free download from Microchip's website (www.microchip.com/FilterLab), the FilterLab software gives users full schematic diagrams of the filter circuit with component values, and it displays the frequency response.
E[acute accent]Pricing and Availability
E[acute accent]The MCP4011, MCP4012, MCP4013, and MCP4014 are available for sampling today at http://sample.microchip.com/. Production orders are received today at www.microchipdirect.com. The MCP4011 is offered in 8-pin, 2 mm x 3 mm DFN, MSOP and SOIC packages. The MCP4012 and MCP4013 are each available in a 6-pin SOT-23 package, and the MCP4014 is available in a 5-pin SOT-23 package. Pricing for all devices and package options is $0.36 each in 10,000-unit quantities. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at www.microchip.com/MCP401X.
E[acute accent]Microchip Customer Support
E[acute accent]Microchip is committed to supporting its customers by helping design engineers develop products faster and more efficiently. Customers can access four main service areas at www.microchip.com. The Support area provides a fast way to get questions answered; the Sample area offers free evaluation samples of any Microchip device; microchipDIRECT provides 24-hour pricing, ordering, inventory and credit for convenient purchasing of all Microchip devices and development tools; finally, the Training area educates customers through webinars, sign-ups for local seminar and workshop courses, and information about the annual MASTERs events held throughout the world.
E[acute accent]About Microchip Technology
E[acute accent]Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:MCHP) 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. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.
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