Microchip Technology Announces Release of MCP37Dx1-80 Family

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

October 02, 2020


Microchip Technology Announces Release of MCP37Dx1-80 Family

Microchip Technology announced the release of the MCP37Dx1-80 family, the company?s second ADC offering.

Microchip Technology announced the release of the MCP37Dx1-80 family, the company’s second ADC offering. Further, it is also the company’s first offering to combine 80 MSPS in 12-, 14- and 16-bit resolutions; and integrated digital features for a higher temperature range. This includes Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) Q100.

“Our latest ADCs meet growing customer demand for robust devices that can be used in high-temperature applications and offer integrated digital processing functions that simplify design and reduce overall development costs,” said vice president, Mixed-Signal and Linear division at Microchip Bryan Liddiard, in a press release. “The MCP37Dx1-80 family joins Microchip’s 200 MSPS ADCs to expand our high-speed offering into a much broader range of system design concepts.”

Per the release, key ADC device features include:

  • The ADCs operate at a temperature range of -40°C to +125°C temperature range. This makes them ideal for demanding applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous driving, Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites and test and measurement equipment.
  • Qualified to AEC-Q100 grade 1 standards. This allows the ADCs to play a vital role in ADAS, autonomous driving, low earth orbit satellites, and test and measurement equipment.
  • Decimation filters improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • DDC for support of communication designs
  • Noise-shaping requantizer
  • compact 8mm x 8mm 121-pin ball grid array (BGA) with a 0.65mm pitch and a built-in reference decoupling capacitor.

Evaluation boards that include a GUI and firmware are available for Microchip’s MCP37Dx1-80 ADCs.

For more information, visit www.microchip.com.

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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