In order to extend battery life,
Microchip Technology Inc. (
) recently announced a new nine-member low-power, general-purpose
operational amplifier (op amp) family - the MCP647X/8X/9X.
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These op amps provide low leakage current over temperature, up to
125°C, which helps in reducing errors in sensor conditioning.
Additionally they have low input offset voltage in space-saving
SC70 and SOT-23 packages and are well suited for the consumer,
industrial, automotive and medical markets.
This new op amp family consumes less power and is very effective
for battery-powered devices which have to maintain accuracy of
the signal chains at reduced costs. These amplifiers are perfect
for devices that have sensors with high output impedance or for
ones that go through accelerated life tests at high temperatures.
Striking features such as quality, performance, reliability, ease
of use, pricing and diversity of products make Microchip one of
the better-positioned companies in the semiconductor universe.
This new op amp family promises better performance at all
operating voltages and provides the best power consumption for a
particular gain-bandwidth product, thereby strengthening
Microchip's position in the amplifier market.
Microchip develops and manufacturers microcontrollers, memory and
analog and interface products for embedded-control systems, which
are small, low-power computers designed to perform specific
tasks. In the last reported quarter, Microchip generated
net revenue of $430.1 million, up 26.9% year over year.
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