Microchip’s New Op Amps Extend Battery Life With Exceptionally Low Power Consumption

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a new nine-member low-power, general-purpose operational amplifier (op amp) family—the MCP647X/8X/9X. These op amps provide among the industry’s best power consumption for a given gain-bandwidth product, including low quiescent current, to extend battery lifetimes. Additionally, they have exceptionally low leakage current over temperature, up to 125°C, which reduces errors in applications such as sensor conditioning. In combination with features such as input offset voltage of 1.5 mV and space-saving packages as small as SC70 and SOT-23, these op amps are ideal for a broad range of portable applications in the consumer, industrial, automotive and medical markets.

The designers of portable, battery-powered applications are challenged to lower power consumption and reduce cost and board space without compromising on the robustness and accuracy of their signal chains. The MCP647X/8X/9X family of general-purpose op amps provides low supply current, low leakage current over temperature and low input offset voltage in small packages, which offers one of the industry’s best cost-to-performance ratios. In fact, the 1.5 mV offset voltage offers better precision than the industry standard for general-purpose op amps, without the price premium of high-precision op amps. For applications that have sensors with high output impedance or that go through accelerated life tests at high temperatures, the MCP647X/8X/9X’s low leakage current is particularly important.

“We are building on the success of our low-voltage, low-power op amp portfolio, by introducing this family with higher performance in the low-voltage range,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. “The MCP647X/8X/9X family further strengthens Microchip’s position as a leading provider of low-power op amps.”

Pricing and Availability

All nine members of the new MCP647X/8X/9X op amp family are available today for sampling and volume production, starting at $0.49 each in 5,000-unit quantities. The MCP6471, MCP6481 and MCP6491 are offered in 5-pin SC70 and SOT-23 packages. The MCP6472, MCP6482 and MCP6492 are available in 8-pin SOIC, TDFN and MSOP packages. The MCP6474, MCP6484 and MCP6494 are available in 14-pin SOIC and TSSOP packages.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/LXDC. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.

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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/QT0J.

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