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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RS Stock No. 161-0582
Mfr. Part No.AD5262BRUZ20
$6.12
Each (In a Tube of 96)
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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. 796-8824
Mfr. Part No.AD5144ABRUZ100
$9.98
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Serial-I2C 100kΩ 256 Linear Non-Volatile 4 Surface Mount TSSOP 20 Dual, Single 2.3 → 5.5 V ±2.25 → ±2.75V 6.6 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 819-7086
Mfr. Part No.AD5171BRJZ100-R2
$5.27
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I2C, Serial-2 Wire 100kΩ 64 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOT-23 8 Single 2.7 → 5.5 V - 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.3mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 160-9911
Mfr. Part No.AD5141BCPZ100-RL7
$2.373
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
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Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 100kΩ 256 Log Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount LFCSP 16 Dual, Single 2.3 → 5.5 V ±2.25 → ±2.75V 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.75mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 146-0134
Mfr. Part No.MCP42010-I/P
BrandMicrochip
$2.72
Each (In a Tube of 30)
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Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 Linear - 2 Through Hole PDIP 14 Single 3.3 V, 5 V - 19.05 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm
RS Stock No. 159-9336
Mfr. Part No.AD5116BCPZ10-500R7
$1.62
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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Push Button 10kΩ 64 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount LFCSP 8 Single 2.3 → 5.5 V - 2 x 2 x 0.55mm 0.55mm
RS Stock No. 165-3376
Mfr. Part No.MCP4013T-103E/CH
BrandMicrochip
$0.596
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Serial-2 Wire 10kΩ 64 Linear Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOT-23 6 Single 1.8 → 5.5 V - 3.1 x 1.75 x 1.3mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 160-4479
Mfr. Part No.AD5171BRJZ100-R2
$3.50
Each (On a Reel of 250)
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I2C, Serial-2 Wire 100kΩ 64 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOT-23 8 Single 2.7 → 5.5 V - 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.3mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 912-2770
Mfr. Part No.MCP41100-E/SN
BrandMicrochip
$2.10
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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Serial-SPI 100kΩ 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. 921-5535
Mfr. Part No.X9C503PZ
$8.04
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Serial-3 Wire 50kΩ 100 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Through Hole PDIP 8 Single 5 V - 9.56 x 6.35 x 3.3mm 3.3mm
RS Stock No. 806-5308
Mfr. Part No.AD5270BRMZ-100
$6.71
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Serial-SPI 100kΩ 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. 889-5156
Mfr. Part No.MCP4551-103E/MS
BrandMicrochip
$1.04
Each (In a Tube of 100)
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-I2C 10kΩ 256 - Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 8 Single 2.5 V, 3.3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 169-8294
Mfr. Part No.X9111TV14IZ
BrandIntersil
$14.45
Each (In a Tube of 95)
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Serial-SPI 100kΩ 1024 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount TSSOP 14 Single 5 V - 5.05 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
RS Stock No. 538-7144
Mfr. Part No.AD5262BRUZ200
$7.98
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-I2C 200kΩ 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. 403-743
Mfr. Part No.MCP41100-E/SN
BrandMicrochip
$2.37
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Serial-SPI 100kΩ 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. 819-7095
Mfr. Part No.AD5171BRJZ5-R2
$5.29
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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I2C, Serial-2 Wire 5kΩ 64 Linear Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount SOT-23 8 Single 2.7 → 5.5 V - 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.3mm 1.3mm
RS Stock No. 160-1641
Mfr. Part No.AD5270BRMZ-100
$5.864
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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Serial-SPI 100kΩ 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. 158-5277
Mfr. Part No.AD5161BRMZ5
$2.31
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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Serial-2 Wire, Serial-3 Wire, Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 5kΩ 256 - Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 709-5806
Mfr. Part No.AD5259BRMZ5
$3.96
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Serial-I2C 5kΩ 256 - Non-Volatile 1 Surface Mount MSOP 10 Single 3 V, 5 V - 3 x 3 x 0.85mm 0.85mm
RS Stock No. 709-4715
Mfr. Part No.AD5204BRUZ10
$6.44
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Serial-3 Wire, Serial-SPI 10kΩ 256 - Volatile 4 Surface Mount TSSOP 24 Dual, Single 3 V, 5 V ±2.5V 7.8 x 4.4 x 1.05mm 1.05mm
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