The extended temperature range of -40 to +125 degrees Celsius allows for use in high-temperature automotive and industrial applications. Additionally, the small SC70 packaging allows for more portable and space-constrained consumer applications. The MCP47A1 DAC also provides 65 taps, through an I2C™ interface, including taps to both full-scale and zero-scale, providing additional functionality. Low power consumption extends lifetimes in applications with finite power supplies, and the low cost is suitable for cost-sensitive applications.
“The MCP47A1 is optimized for system power reduction and cost reduction,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, vice president of marketing with Microchip’s Analog & Interface Products Division. “Because of its extended temperature range, this new DAC can also be used in high-temperature automotive and industrial applications.”