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Analog: Data Converters


High-Precision, Low-Power Data Converter ICs

Higher-speed processors and the requirements of more complex and specialized systems keep pushing the design boundaries for data conversion in today’s applications. Designers of these applications require a variety of data converters that offer high-speed and low-power performance, precise measurement and conversion and low susceptibility to noise. They also need solutions that save space and reduce costs.

Our broad portfolio of proven, easy-to-use data conversion solutions can help you overcome these challenges and successfully bring your design to market. We offer low-cost, low-power Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs), digital potentiometers (digipots), energy measurement devices, power sensors, voltage references and voltage-to-frequency converters. These products are tested alongside a microcontroller to make sure there are no system interaction errors.  To simplify your development using these products, we provide data sheets and other documentation, product designs and interactive block diagram tools. Our worldwide technical support team is also available to assist with bringing your ideas to life.

Select from the product categories listed to get started with your design.

Analog-to-Digital Converters

Versatile ADCs for a variety of speed, accuracy and power consumption requirements

Delivering high accuracy and low power consumption at a given sampling speed, our broad portfolio of Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) will help you overcome your design challenges. We offer products that support a wide range of resolutions and speeds, while also providing an assortment of features and package types to meet the specific requirements of your application. Low power consumption and superior performance make our ADCs an excellent choice for use in portable, battery-powered applications and data acquisition devices. We offer superior customer support, from concept to production, to streamline your development and lower your design risk.


  • High accuracy for precise applications
  • Low-power operation for battery-powered portable applications
  • Small packaging to save space and cost
  • Simplify system design with Microchip support available throughout development process

Digital-to-Analog Converters

Microchip’s Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) meet the low-power needs of a myriad of precision-controlled conversion applications. Our DAC portfolio supports 8-bit, 10-bit and 12-bit resolution with intro-dac-headphonesone to four channels. Our unique, integrated non-volatile memory option allows the DAC’s configuration to be saved at power down reducing microcontroller overhead and simplify the system design. Several DAC devices offer high-precision control at 1 LSb of Integral Nonlinearity (INL) improving overall static and dynamic performance. Small form factor SOT-23 and DFN (2X2) packages support space-constrained designs.


  • Excellent cost-to-performance ratio
  • Small package

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Digital Potentiometer

Microchip’s large portfolio of Digital Potentiometers (DigiPots) service a broad range of precision-controlled applications. Our portfolio enables fine tuning with highly accurate, small form factor, digitally controlled resistor solutions. These low-power, compact devices feature six to eight bits of resolution, one- to four-channel counts and are available in both volatile and nonvolatile memory types to support a wide variety of design needs. Tiny packages such as SC-70 and DFN (2 x 3 mm) are offered for space-constrained systems.

Our digital potentiometers offer better precision because of our Integral Nonlinearity (INL), total unadjusted error specs and increase in resolution. Microchip’s digital potentiometers minimize development risk and increase system performance by providing reliable, well-documented functionality and quick fixes for design flaws.

Benefits of Microchip’s DigiPots

  • Nonvolatile
    • Automatic recall of potentiometer wiper settings for increased system performance
    • WiperLock™ technology for added EEPROM security
    • General purpose memory locations for calibration
  • High Voltage
    • +36V Terminal Voltage Range (DGND = V-)
    • ±18V Terminal Voltage Range (DGND = V- + 18V)
    • High voltage provides support for applications using power rails from 10V to 36V or +/-5V to +/-18V
  • Automotive Recommended
    • Grade 1 extended temperature range: -40°C to +125°C
    • Digital technology eliminates the failure of mechanical POTs
    • Available in 6, 7 and 8-bit devices, volatile and nonvolatile
    • Additional electromagnetic filtering on select devices provide additional protection in electrically harsh environments

Feature Digital Devices

Power and Energy Measurement

Derived from generations of innovation in the utility metering and switch mode power supply (SMPS) markets, Microchip has developed a portfolio of high performance sing-phase and poly-phase power measurement solutions to tackle the evolving needs of energy management. Our portfolio includes solutions ideal for smart metering, switch mode power supplies, intelligent lighting and smart building applications.


  • High accuracy measurement
  • Full family of single-phase and poly-phase solutions
  • Flexible and highly integrated solutions

Electric Meter

  • Single and polyphase
  • Energy Measurement
  • Communications

Gas, Water, Heat Flow

  • Low power design
  • Long battery life
  • Flow Measurement

Power Monitoring

  • Accurate energy measurement
  • Multiple calibration offerings
  • Customizable software

Frequency-to-Voltage / Voltage-to-Frequency Converters

Voltage Reference

Microchip offers several families of series and shunt voltage references, with options for high-accuracy, low-noise, and general purpose use. These devices provide a stable reference for a wide variety of data conversion and signal conditioning applications.

Microchip Voltage Reference devices offer:

  • 0.1% initial accuracy families161110-msld-graph-adcvoltage-reference-7x5
  • Industry standard families
  • Wide selection of voltage options including adjustable

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