Dual, 256-Tap, Low Voltage Digitally Controlled Potentiometer (XDCP™)

Product Status: Mass Production


The ISL23325 is a volatile, low voltage, low noise, low power, 256-Tap, dual digitally controlled potentiometer (DCP) with an I2 C Bus™ interface. It integrates two DCP cores, wiper switches and control logic on a monolithic CMOS integrated circuit.

Each digitally controlled potentiometer is implemented with a combination of resistor elements and CMOS switches. The position of the wipers are controlled by the user through the I2 C bus interface. Each potentiometer has an associated volatile Wiper Register (WRi, i = 0, 1) that can be directly written to and read by the user. The contents of the WRi controls the position of the wiper. When powered on, the wiper of each DCP will always commence at mid-scale (128 tap position).

The low voltage, low power consumption, and small package of the ISL23325 make it an ideal choice for use in battery operated equipment. In addition, the ISL23325 has a VLOGIC pin allowing down to 1.2V bus operation, independent from the VCC value. This allows for low logic levels to be connected directly to the ISL23325 without passing through a voltage level shifter.

The DCP can be used as a three-terminal potentiometer or as a two-terminal variable resistor in a wide variety of applications including control, parameter adjustments, and signal processing.


  • Two potentiometers per package
  • 256 resistor taps
  • 10kΩ 50kΩ or 100kΩ total resistance
  • I2C serial interface
  • No additional level translator for low bus supply
  • Three address pins allow up to eight devices per bus
  • Maximum supply current without serial bus activity (standby)
  • 3µA @ VCC and VLOGIC = 5V
  • 1.7µA @ VCC and VLOGIC = 1.7V
  • Shutdown Mode
  • Forces the DCP into an end-to-end open circuit and RWi is connected to RLi internally
  • Reduces power consumption by disconnecting the DCP resistor from the circuit
  • Power supply
  • VCC = 1.7V to 5.5V analog power supply
  • VLOGIC = 1.2V to 5.5V I2C bus/logic power supply
  • Wiper resistance: 70Ω typical @ VCC = 3.3V
  • Power-on preset to mid-scale (128 tap position)
  • Extended industrial temperature range: -40°C to +125°C
  • 14 Ld TSSOP or 16 Ld µTQFN packages
  • Pb-free (RoHS Compliant)


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Basic Information
Production Status
Mass Production
# of Devices/ Channels
# of Taps
Memory Type
Bus/Output Interface
Resistance Options (kΩ)
10, 100
Supply Voltage Vcc (Min) (V)
Supply Voltage Vcc (Max) (V)
Supply Current Icc
3 µA
Resistance Taper
VL Min. Terminal Voltage
0 V
VL Max. Terminal Voltage
5.5 V
Wiper Current (mA)
Wiper Resistance (Ω)
Dual Supply Range (V)
Max Operating Temperature
125 °C
End-to-End Temperature Coefficient (ppm/øC)
45, 65, 125
Middlepoint Ratiometric Tempco
8, 4, 2.3
VLOGIC 1.2V to 5.5V; multiple device per bus
Qualification Level
Single Supply Range (V)
0 to 5.5
Supply Voltage Vcc Range (V)
1.7 to 5.5
Can Sample
Temperature Range
-40 to +125

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