Digital Potentiometers

What is a Digital potentiometer?Digital Potentiometers are a three terminal device, two fixed end terminals and one wiper terminal which is used to vary the resistance.A Digital potentiometer also known as digipot, is similar to a standard analogue potentiometer, which is a variable resistor except the digital potentiometer has an integrated chip (IC) that accepts a signal input rather than the physical movement of a shaft or slide for adjustment. Potentiometers physically change the resistance value whereas digital potentiometers modify the resistance value via digital inputs rather than a rotary wheel or a slider.Where might I use one?Digital potentiometers would be beneficial where environmental factors would impact a mechanical potentiometer in areas where there is vibration, dust, moisture or grease as digital potentiometers are encapsulated they offer better protection, they are also less vunerable to vibration Digital potentiometers are used to calibrate system tolerances or control system parameters. What are the advantages over a mechanical potentiometer? Digital potentiometers can be operated in a closed control loop and dont need physical access to be adjusted. . They offer better stability and reliability and as digital will offer additional functionality, some even have on - chip memory Applications System calibration Process control Sensor calibration Smart actuator Voltage margining Programmable power supplies Volume control

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Description Price Control Interface Resistance Value Number of Positions Taper Type Memory Type Number of Pots per Package Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Power Supply Type Typical Single Supply Voltage Typical Dual Supply Voltage Dimensions Height
RS Stock No. 709-5664
Mfr. Part No.AD5161BRMZ50
TWD73.20
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-3 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 50kΩ 256 - Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 145-6195
Mfr. Part No.AD5161BRMZ50
TWD61.90
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-3 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 50kΩ 256 - Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 160-9980
Mfr. Part No.AD8400ARZ10
TWD84.50
Each (In a Tube of 98)
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOIC 8 Single 3 V, 5 V - 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 160-1646
Mfr. Part No.AD5291BRUZ-20
TWD156.40
Each (In a Tube of 96)
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Serial-SPI 20kΩ 256 - Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount TSSOP 14 Dual, Single 9 → 33 V ±9 → ±16.5V 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 230-703
Mfr. Part No.AD8400ARZ10
TWD110.00
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOIC 8 Single 3 V, 5 V - 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm
RS Stock No. 806-5327
Mfr. Part No.AD5291BRUZ-20
TWD196.50
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Serial-SPI 20kΩ 256 - Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount TSSOP 14 Dual, Single 9 → 33 V ±9 → ±16.5V 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 889-5411
Mfr. Part No.MCP42010-E/SL
BrandMicrochip
TWD67.40
Each (In a Tube of 57)
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Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear - 2 Surface Mount SOIC 14 Single 3.3 V, 5 V - 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.25mm 1.25mm
RS Stock No. 806-5298
Mfr. Part No.AD5175BRMZ-10
TWD136.00
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-I2C 10kΩ 1024 - Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Dual, Single 2.7 → 5.5 V ±2.5 → ±2.75V 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm 0.95mm
RS Stock No. 709-5800
Mfr. Part No.AD5259BRMZ50
TWD91.00
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Serial-I2C 50kΩ 256 - Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 738-6825
Mfr. Part No.MCP4019T-104E/LT
BrandMicrochip
TWD17.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Serial-I2C 100kΩ 128 Linear Volatile 1 Surface Mount SC-70 5 Single 1.8 → 5.5 V - 2.25 x 1.35 x 1mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 403-733
Mfr. Part No.MCP42010-E/SL
BrandMicrochip
TWD80.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear - 2 Surface Mount SOIC 14 Single 3.3 V, 5 V - 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.25mm 1.25mm
RS Stock No. 145-8986
Mfr. Part No.MCP4011-502E/SN
BrandMicrochip
TWD13.60
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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Serial-2 Wire 5kΩ 64 - Volatile - Surface Mount SOIC 8 Single 2.5 V, 3.3 V, 5 V - 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.25mm 1.25mm
RS Stock No. 628-3762
Mfr. Part No.MCP41010-I/SN
BrandMicrochip
TWD49.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear - 1 Surface Mount SOIC 8 Single 3.3 V, 5 V - 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.25mm 1.25mm
RS Stock No. 759-0715
Mfr. Part No.AD5262BRUZ20-RL7
TWD182.00
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-SPI 20kΩ 256 Linear Volatile - Surface Mount TSSOP 16 Dual, Single 4.5 → 16.5 V ±4.5 → ±5.5V 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.2mm 1.2mm
RS Stock No. 168-4167
Mfr. Part No.AD5262BRUZ20-RL7
TWD128.40
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-SPI 20kΩ 256 Linear Volatile - Surface Mount TSSOP 16 Dual, Single 4.5 → 16.5 V ±4.5 → ±5.5V 5.1 x 4.5 x 1.2mm 1.2mm
RS Stock No. 497-1192
Mfr. Part No.AD5262BRUZ20
TWD182.00
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-I2C 20kΩ 256 Linear Volatile 2 Surface Mount TSSOP 16 Dual, Single 15 V ±5V 5 x 4.4 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 724-0268
Mfr. Part No.MCP4551-503E/MS
BrandMicrochip
TWD31.50
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Serial-I2C 50kΩ 257 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 8 Single 1.8 → 5.5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.95mm 0.95mm
RS Stock No. 911-5592
Mfr. Part No.MCP4641T-502E/ML
BrandMicrochip
TWD27.90
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
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Serial-I2C 5kΩ 129 - Non-Volatile 2 Surface Mount QFN 16 Single 2.7 → 5.5 V - 4 x 4 x 0.95mm 0.95mm
RS Stock No. 738-6853
Mfr. Part No.MCP40D18T-503E/LT
BrandMicrochip
TWD17.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Serial-I2C 50kΩ 128 Linear Volatile 1 Surface Mount SC-70 6 Single 1.8 → 5.5 V - 2 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 709-5759
Mfr. Part No.AD5248BRMZ100
TWD91.00
Each
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-I2C 100kΩ 256 - Volatile 2 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm