The ISL23428 is a volatile, low voltage, low noise, low power, 128-tap, dual digitally controlled potentiometer (DCP) with an SPI 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 SPI 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 (64 tap position). The low voltage, low power consumption, and small package of the ISL23428 make it an ideal choice for use in battery operated equipment. In addition, the ISL23428 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 ISL23428 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
  • 128 resistor taps
  • 10kΩ 50kΩ or 100kΩ total resistance
  • SPI serial interface
  • No additional level translator for low bus supply
  • Daisy Chaining of multiple DCPs
  • Power supply
  • VCC = 1.7V to 5.5V analog power supply
  • VLOGIC = 1.2V to 5.5V SPI bus/logic power supply
  • Maximum supply current without serial bus activity (standby)
  • 4µA @ 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
  • Wiper resistance: 70Ω typical @ VCC = 3.3V
  • Power-on preset to mid-scale (64 tap position)
  • Extended industrial temperature range: -40°C to +125°C
  • 14 Ld TSSOP or 16 Ld UTQFN packages
  • Pb-free (RoHS Compliant)




  • Power supply margining
  • Trimming sensor circuits
  • Gain adjustment in battery powered instruments
  • RF power amplifier bias compensation


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Product Change Notice PDF 121 KB
Product Change Notice PDF 120 KB
Application Note PDF 251 KB
Application Note PDF 503 KB
Application Note PDF 287 KB
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