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

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

   Family of Nine General-Purpose Op Amps Provide Low Leakage Current over
   Temperature and Low Input Offset Voltage in Space-Saving SC70 and SOT-23

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- June 18, 2013

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

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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