High-precision voltage reference IC provides low drift for extended-temperature automotive applications

A high-precision voltage reference (Vref) IC from Microchip Technology – the MCP1502 – is an AEC-Q100 Grade 1 (-40 degrees C to +125 degrees C operating temperature range) automotive-qualified Vref with a maximum temperature coefficient of 7ppm/degrees C.

Packaged in a small six-lead SOT-23, the MCP1502 is suitable for a variety of industrial, automotive and aerospace applications that require a high level of reliability. Microchip Technology’s MCP150x (MCP1501 and MCP1502) devices complement the company’s series of microcontrollers, ADCs and DACs, offering multiple voltage options for creating total system solutions that are suitable for a wide variety of applications that require stable, accurate and repeatable data conversion.

Microchip Technology looked at the top four aspects that customers were requesting in a Vref and made a product that combines high reliability, small package size and high performance at a cost-effective price,” said Fanie Duvenhage, vice-president of Microchip’s mixed-signal and linear devices business unit.

“This combination of features at this price is unmatched by competitors, especially when you add our experience in serving customers in the automotive and aerospace industries who require robust products for harsh environments,” she said.

The MCP1502 is based on the already-proven MCP1501 Vref architecture, which has been in the market for more than five years. It is available in the most popular voltage level options from 1V to 4V with prices starting at $1.09.

Microchip Technology is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs that reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market.

The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defence, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip says it offers

technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

For more information go to http://www.microchip.com

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