[sdiy] nice Digi Pot

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Mon Jun 27 19:06:36 CEST 2016

Reading the thread "non-mechanical switching solutions",
I just remembered a nice series of digital potentiometers which I 
discovered some months ago,
which are SDIY friendly ( for those not afraid of TSSOP ;) ), as they
- support +/- 18V dual rails
- digital voltage: 2.7 ... 5.5V (or even 1.8V)
- cost less than 2 bucks

I have used, as an experiment, digi pots in some VCFs to easily control 
resonance from an MCU, but before I found those here, I only knew 
similar products in a price range of 8...12 US$ or something like that.

So I just thought, I'll throw that in here, maybe someone else also only 
knew the expensive ones.

MCP41HVx1 series, where

available in 5k, 10k, 50k, 100k



Am 27.06.2016 um 16:27 schrieb Vladimir Pantelic:
> On 27.06.2016 16:15, Pete Hartman wrote:
>> First thought: CD4052, but that doesn't work well in practice at all.
>> Second thought: DG409, better characteristics, but that still doesn't
>> work sufficiently well.
>> Dig around a while for why.... aha, the on resistance for both is
>> significant, especially for the capacitive stages of a ladder filter.
>> The DG409 has on the order of 100R - 120R.  Too much, and confirmed to
>> be the issue by comparing physical connections with wire to physical
>> connections with 100R resistors.
> ADG1414, R_on = 9.5R and 8 switches inside one package - but needs SPI
> so you need to add a 50¢ uC to control it
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