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High-Precision Voltage Reference IC Provides Very-Low Drift for Extended-Temperature Automotive Applications

Extended-temperature-range voltage reference ICs for automotive and
industrial applications require low drift, high reliability and high
performance. Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) announced today the
release of a high-precision voltage reference (Vref) IC that meets these
needs at a cost-effective price. The new MCP1502 is an AEC-Q100 Grade 1
(-40°C to +125°C operating temperature range) automotive-qualified Vref with
a maximum temperature coefficient of 7ppm/°C.

“Microchip 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 very 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

The MCP1502 is based on the already-proven MCP1501 Vref architecture, which
has been in the market for more than five years. Packaged in a small
six-lead SOT-23, the MCP1502 is an ideal choice for a wide variety of
industrial, automotive and aerospace applications that require a high level
of reliability. Microchip’s MCP150x (MCP1501 and MCP1502) devices are
perfect companions to Microchip’s families 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. The MCP1502 is available in most
popular voltage level options from 1V to 4V, with pricing starting at $1.09.

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