|[July 14, 2014]
Zero-Drift Instrumentation Amplifier from Microchip Provides Low Power and High Accuracy with Self-Correcting Architecture
CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced the expansion of its instrumentation
amplifier portfolio with the new zero-drift
MCP6N16. This self-correcting architecture maximizes DC
performance by enabling ultra-low offset, low-offset drift, and superior
common-mode and power-supply rejection, while eliminating the adverse
effects of 1/f noise. The result is very high accuracy across both time
The MCP6N16's low-power CMOS process technology enables low power
consumption while still providing 500 kHz bandwidth, and it features a
hardware-enable pin for even more power savings. This low-power
operation and shutdown capability requires less current for the given
speed and performance, which extends battery life and leads to less self
heating. Additionally, the amplifier's low, 1.8V operation allows two
dry-cell, 1.5V batteries to be drained well beyond typical use, and its
rail-to-rail input and output operation enables full-range use, even in
low-supply conditions. This provides better performance across the
entire operating-voltage range.
The MCP6N16 instrumentation amp is ideal for applications that require a
combination of high performance and precision, low power consumption,
and low-voltage operation. Examples include sensor interfaces, signal
conditioning, and stationary and portable instrumentation, for the
medical, consumer and industrial markets.
"The MCP6N16 combines ultra high precision, low power and low operating
voltage at a competitive price point," said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing
vice president of Microchip's Analog and Interface Products Division.
"This combination of features provides a distinct competitive advantage
for our customers, across a wide variety of applications."
Pricing and Availability
The Zero-Drift MCP6N16 Instrumentation Amplifier is available today for
samplesand volume production, in 8-pin MSOP and 3x3 mm DFN packages.
Both package options are priced at $1.52 each in 5,000-unit quantities.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/PB60.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/73BU.
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Tags / Keywords: Instrumentation
Amplifier, Zero Drift, INA, Sensor Interface, Signal Conditioning
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