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SKU: P-Q-SSI2164
Item ID: 044451
Price: $6.95
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The FatKeys™ SSI2164 is perhaps the most flexible VCA available, with four independent channels for lowest cost-per-VCA. The user-selectable mode control allows Class A, AB, or intermediate biasing, and current inputs and outputs provide great design freedom. Ideal for voltage-controlled filters.

The SSI2164 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Four independent channels provide voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The SSI2164 will directly retrofit existing SSM/V2164 positions while offering improvements that include significantly lower overall distortion, on-chip protection against asymmetrical power failure, and a substantial increase of input current handling.

The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of considerably lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom. Two or more channels can be parallel-connected for further noise improvement. Finally, SSI2164 VCA channels can be used as high-quality OTA building blocks for a variety of applications such as voltage controlled filters, exponential generators, and antilog converters.

The SSI2164 will operate on supplies as low as +8V for battery-powered devices such as guitar pedals, or up to ±18V in systems where maximum headroom is desired. For the single version, see P-Q-SSI2161. For the dual version, see P-Q-SSI2162.


  • Improved Direct Replacement for SSM2164/V2164
  • Input Current Handling Increased 2x to 1mA
  • Pin-Selectable Class A or AB Operation
  • 118dB Dynamic Range (Class AB)
  • Low Distortion – Typical 0.025% (Class A)
  • Large Gain Range: -100dB to +20dB
  • ±4V to ±18V Operation
  • No External Trimming
  • Low Control Feedthrough – Typical -60dB
UPC/EAN: 841358114908
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