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AD5174:  Single-Channel, 1024-Position, Digital Rheostat with SPI interface and 50-TP Memory

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD5174 is a single-channel, 1024-position digital rheostat that combines industry leading variable resistor performance with nonvolatile memory (NVM) in a compact package.

This device supports both dual-supply operation at ±2.5 V to ±2.75 V and single-supply operation at 2.7 V to 5.5 V and offers 50-times programmable (50-TP) memory.

The AD5174 device wiper settings are controllable through the SPI digital interface. Unlimited adjustments are allowed before programming the resistance value into the 50-TP memory. The AD5174 does not require any external voltage supply to facilitate fuse blow and there are 50 opportunities for permanent programming. During 50-TP activation, a permanent blow fuse command freezes the resistance position (analogous to placing epoxy on a mechanical trimmer).

The AD5174 is available in a 3 mm × 3 mm 10-lead LFCSP package and in a 10-lead MSOP package. The part is guaranteed to operate over the extended industrial temperature range of −40°C to +125°C.

  • Mechanical rheostat replacements
  • Op-amp: variable gain control
  • Instrumentation: gain, offset adjustment
  • Programmable voltage-to-current conversions
  • Programmable filters, delays, time constants
  • Programmable power supply
  • Sensor calibration


  • Single-channel, 1024-position resolution
  • 10 kΩ nominal resistance
  • 50-times programmable (50-TP) wiper memory
  • Rheostat mode temperature coefficient: 35 ppm/°C
  • 2.7 V to 5.5 V single-supply operation
  • ±2.5 V to ±2.75 V dual-supply operation for ac or bipolar operations
  • SPI-compatible interface
  • Wiper setting and memory readback
  • Power on refreshed from memory
  • Resistor Tolerance Stored in Memory
  • Thin LFCSP, 10-lead, 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.8 mm package
  • Compact MSOP, 10-lead, 3 mm × 4.9 mm × 1.1 mm package

AD5174 Functional Block Diagram

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Title Content Type File Type
AD5174: Single-Channel, 1024-Position, Digital Rheostat with SPI Interface and 50-TP Memory Data Sheet (Rev B, 12/2010) (pdf, 1002 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-1291: Digital Potentiometers: Frequently Asked Questions  (pdf, 805 kB) Application Notes PDF
Choosing the Correct digiPOT for Your Application  (pdf, 431 kB) Design Handbooks PDF
Webinar: Digital Potentiometers - Where and How to Use
Digital Potentiometers (digiPOTs) provide a convenient way to adjust the ac or dc voltage or current output of sensors, power supplies, or other devices that require some type of calibration. This webcast will describe the function, use and advantages of using digital potentiometers in various applications. The webinar will also highlight the main parameters to be considered when designing a circuit using a digital potentiometer.
Webcasts WEBCAST
Understanding and Applying Digital Potentiometers
In this webcast our experts will explain the differences between Pots and DigiPots and DACs, and present considerations for successful designs for many applications.
Webcasts WEBCAST
UG-094: Evaluation Board for 10-Bit, Serial Input, High Precision Digital Rheostats  (pdf, 432 kB) User Guides PDF
Choosing the Correct digiPOT for Your Application  (pdf, 431 kB) Overview PDF
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AD5174 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD5174BCPZ-10-RL7 Status: Production 10 ld LFCSP (3x3mm) 10 Ind Reel, 1500 - $1.45 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD5174BRMZ-10 Status: Production 10 ld MSOP 10 Ind Tube, 50 $1.77 $1.45 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD5174BRMZ-10-RL7 Status: Production 10 ld MSOP 10 Ind Reel, 1000 - $1.45 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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