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MCP6004 Datasheet – A Look Into the Low Power Quad Op-Amp 

An operational amplifier (Op-Amp) is an electronic device that works with external components like resistors and capacitors to amplify voltage.  Therefore, MCP6004 works best for general-purpose tasks and maintains a typical 45 degrees phase margin with a 500pF capacitive load.  If you need guidance on using the MCP6004 datasheet Op-Amp, read on to understand the Op-Amp better.

What Is an MCP6004?

Portable Speaker With Laptop

Fig 1: Portable Speaker With Laptop

MCP6004 is a quad 14-pin general-purpose Op-Amp known for its high bandwidth gain and low power. Also, the IC is available in 14-lead TSSOP, SOIC, and PDIP packages and is best for high gain amplifier designs.

MCP6004 Pin Configuration

MCP6004 Pinout Diagram

Fig 2: MCP6004 Pinout Diagram

Pin 1, 7, 8, 14/ Vout A, B, C, D; Output pins of the four Op-Amps in the IC circuit

Pin 2, 6, 9, 13/ Vin – A, B, C, D; These pins are the inverting input pins of the four Op-Amps present in the Op-Amp.

Pin 3,5,10,12/ Vin + A,B,C,D; These are the non-inverting input pins of the four Op-Amps

4/ VD; The positive rail/ supply 11/ Vss; The ground/ negative rail

MCP6004 Features

Here are the features of the MCP6004 

  • Firstly, it is a gain bandwidth product (GBWP) with a gain of 1 MHZ; hence is a low power operational amplifier.
  • Secondly, it has a supply/ operating voltage range from 1.8V to 6V
  • Also, has an open-loop gain of 112dB
  • Fourthly, the Op-Amp has a quiescent current of 100uA and an output pin current of 30mA.
  • Then, it has an open-loop gain of 112dB
  • The MCP6004 utilizes rail to rail input and output
  • Lastly, the Op-Amp has an extended temperature range and is good for most circuit operations.

MCP6004 Application Circuits

Instrumentation Amplifier with Unity-Gain Buffer Inputs

The rail-to-rail input and output properties of the MCP6004 operational amplifier make it perfect for unity gain buffer applications.

Instrumentation Amplifier with Unity-Gain Buffer Inputs

Fig 3: Instrumentation Amplifier with Unity-Gain Buffer Inputs

Additionally, the wide bandwidth and low quiescent current make it more suitable for buffering in instrumentation amplifier circuits.

Active Second-Order Low-Pass Filter

The MCP6004 has a low input bias current, enabling it to partner the Op-Amp with small capacitors and large resistors. 

However, with the application of Op-Amp as a low-pass filter the noise increases with an increase in circuit resistance.

Active Second-Order Low-Pass Filter

Fig 4: Active Second-Order Low-Pass Filter

Additionally, using large resistors and parasitic capacitances changes the frequency response. You’ll also need to set the Op-Amp’s bandwidth to be 100 times or more than the filter cutoff frequency. 

Therefore, you’re guaranteed a good amplification in such a setup, and the system becomes more sensitive to circuit components tolerances.

Peak Detector with Clear and Sample CMOS Analog Switches

The MCP6004 has a low input bias current, a high input impedance, and rail-to-rail input/output. Therefore, it makes it good for peak detector applications.

Peak Detector with Clear and Sample CMOS Analog Switches

Fig 5: Peak Detector with Clear and Sample CMOS Analog Switches

MCP6004 Application

  • Portable audio players
  • Analog filters and tuners
  • Battery operated devices
  • Audio designs for automotive
  • General-purpose amplifier


If you intend to use an Op-Amp in your battery-powered system or for photodiode amplification, consider the MCP6004. Finally, for assistance with your project, or if you have areas that need further clarification, feel free to contact us. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

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