MCP4161-103E/P, Digital Potentiometer 10kΩ 257-Position Linear Serial-SPI 8 Pin, PDIP

  • RS Stock No. 165-3467
  • Mfr. Part No. MCP4161-103E/P
  • Brand Microchip
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Product Details

MCP414x/416x/424x/426x Digital Potentiometers

The Microchip MCP413x, MCP415x, MCP423x and MCP425x range of devices are Digital Potentiometers with a SPI interface and EEPROM memory.

Featured is WiperLock Technology, providing a method of ’locking’ the wiper configuration. To unlock a high-voltage command is required (>8.5 V), protecting the setting during normal operation.

7-bit (129 steps) and 8-bit (257 steps) versions are available in various RAB resistance options from 5 kΩ to 100 kΩ. Further variants also give the choice between Rheostat and Potentiometer pinouts, Single and Dual Resistor Network options are also available.


Zero Scale to Full-Scale Wiper Operation
Low Wiper Resistance: 75 Ω (typical)
Low Temperature Coefficient: Absolute (Rheostat) 50 ppm, Ratiometric (Potentiometer) 15 ppm (typical)
Automatic Recall of Saved Wiper Setting
WiperLock Technology
SPI Serial Interface
Resistor Network Terminal Disconnect Feature
Brown-Out Reset Protection: 1.5 V (typical)
Serial Interface Inactive Current: 2.5 μA (typical)
High-Voltage Tolerant Digital Inputs: Up to 12.5 V
Supports Split Rail Applications
Internal Weak Pull-Up on all Digital Inputs
Wide Operating Voltage: 1.8 V to 5.5 V
Wide Bandwidth (-3 dB) Operation: 2 MHz for 5.0 kΩ device (typical)

Model Variants

Potentiometer Wiper Configuration: MCP4141, MCP4161, MCP4241, MCP4261
Rheostat Wiper Configuration: MCP4142, MCP4162, MCP4242, MCP4262

Single Resistor Network: MCP4141, MCP4142, MCP4161, MCP4162
Dual Resistor Network: MCP4241, MCP4242, MCP4261, MCP4262

7-bit, 128 Resistors (129 steps): MCP4141, MCP4142, MCP4241, MCP4142
8-bit, 256 Resistors (257 steps): MCP4161, MCP4162, MCP4261, MCP4162

Digital Potentiometer - Microchip

Attribute Value
Control Interface Serial-SPI
Resistance Value 10kΩ
Number of Positions 257
Taper Type Linear
Memory Type Non-Volatile
Number of Pots per Package 1
Mounting Type Through Hole
Package Type PDIP
Pin Count 8
Power Supply Type Single
Typical Single Supply Voltage 1.8 → 5.5 V
Dimensions 0.4 x 0.28 x 0.195in
Height 4.95mm
Length 10.16mm
Maximum Operating Temperature +125 °C
Minimum Operating Temperature -40 °C
Width 0.28in
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Price Each (In a Tube of 60)
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£ 0.79
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