Integrated Circuit


MCP41010 Single/Dual Digital Potentiometer with SPITM Interface

The MCP41XXX and MCP42XXX devices are 256- position, digital potentiometers available in 10 kΩ, 50 kΩ and 100 kΩ resistance versions. The MCP41XXX is a single-channel device and is offered in an 8-pin PDIP or SOIC package. The MCP42XXX con- tains two independent channels in a 14-pin PDIP, SOIC or TSSOP package. The wiper position of the MCP41XXX/42XXX varies linearly and is controlled via an industry-standard SPI interface. The devices con- sume <1 μA during static operation. A software shut- down feature is provided that disconnects the “A” terminal from the resistor stack and simultaneously con- nects the wiper to the “B” terminal. In addition, the dual MCP42XXX has a SHDN pin that performs the same function in hardware. During shutdown mode, the con- tents of the wiper register can be changed and the potentiometer returns from shutdown to the new value. The wiper is reset to the mid-scale position (80h) upon power-up. The RS (reset) pin implements a hardware reset and also returns the wiper to mid-scale. The MCP42XXX SPI interface includes both the SI and SO pins, allowing daisy-chaining of multiple devices. Chan- nel-to-channel resistance matching on the MCP42XXX varies by less than 1%. These devices operate from a single 2.7 - 5.5V supply and are specified over the extended and industrial temperature ranges.




  1. MCP41010 Single/Dual Digital Potentiometer with SPITM Interface