Microchip Technology Debuts MCP604X Family Op Amps
Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) introduced its new MCP604X family of operational amplifiers with unity gain stability and rail-to-rail input and output, which are an ideal solution for battery-operated applications requiring low-current and low-voltage operation.
The MCP6041, MCP6042, MCP6043 and MCP6044 operational amplifiers offer rail-to-rail input and output that allows the full-voltage supply range to be useful from 5.5V down to a 1.4V voltage-supply operation. The devices are fully specified from -40 to +85 degrees C and have a typical quiescent current (Iq) of 600nA that significantly extends battery life.
Applications include sensors, instrumentation, battery-operated applications, and devices powered by a single communication loop, such as phones, security and building-safety devices.
The devices are available in eight-pin PDIP, SOIC and MSOP packages and 14-pin PDIP, SOIC and TSSOP packages. Pricing in 1,000-unit quantities is $0.44 each for the MCP6041, $0.46 for the single with chip select MCP6043, $0.58 for the dual MCP6042, and $1.02 for the quad MCP6044. Samples and volume quantities are currently available.