MCP651/2/5 (MCP65X) are the world's first and only op amps to include mCal, an
on-chip calibration circuit that calibrates offset voltage at power-up using an
internal power on-reset detector, or based upon the state of an external
pin.† The result is a low initial voltage
offset and a means to minimize drift over time and temperature, which are
extremely important for applications involving instrumentation and sensor
conditioning, because this enables extremely precise measurements. The on-board
calibration circuitry within the MCP65x eliminates the need for external
calibrating components and minimizes software complexity by offering a simple,
single-pin hardware control of the calibration. Relative to a
chopper-stabilized or auto-zeroed amplifier, mCal Technology can provide a more
cost-effective solution and does not have the switching noise inherent to
chopper-stabilized amplifiers. mCal Technology offers a cost-effective, easy-to-use
alternative by eliminating the need for external calibration and can provide a
more cost-effective solution relative to a self-correcting architecture.
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