MILPITAS, Calif. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Touchstone Semiconductor, a leading developer of high-performance, low-power analog integrated circuit solutions, today announced it has added four new, high-accuracy, micropower timer ICs to its rapidly expanding family of “NanoWatt Analog™ timer integrated circuits. In addition to all other Touchstone Semiconductor ICs, these new analog timers are all in stock and ready to ship from Digi-Key, Touchstone’s authorized distributor.
These new, higher-single-supply voltage, second-generation timer ICs to the company’s very popular TS3001 and TS3002 operate over a wider supply voltage range (1.55V to 5.25V) and consume very little supply current (<2µA). To set the output frequency (or period) in these new timers, only a single resistor is needed. For the TS3003 and TS3006, the output frequency can be set from 9kHz to 300kz. For the TS3004 and TS3005, an internal 3-bit counter was added that can program the output period from 3.3µs to 233s (TS3004) or from 1.7ms to 33hrs (TS3005).
Three of the timers include a dc-voltage-controlled pulse-width modulation (PWM) output (the TS3003, the TS3004, and the TS3005). All four timers are available in space-saving, low-profile, exposed-backside-paddle TDFN packaging.
The Touchstone series of micropower timer ICs are easy-to-use and versatile. They are optimized for ultra-long life, low-frequency battery-powered/portable applications, including micropower PWM control, pulse-position modulation control, clock generation and sequential timing. They can also be used as a low parts count micropower oscillators and compact replacements for crystal and ceramic oscillators.
All Touchstone timer ICs are fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
For more information on Touchstone’s timers or to download a data sheet, visit the Touchstone web site. Engineers are invited to order free samples and free demo boards at the product pages listed above.
Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc., creates high-performance analog integrated circuit solutions that solve critical problems for electronics companies. Touchstone's second-source products are pin-compatible, specification identical solutions, offering customers a long-awaited alternative source for hard to get sole-sourced products. Touchstone's proprietary products provide unique combinations of features and performance that cannot be found from any other supplier. Founded in 2010, Touchstone is headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. Its investors include Opus Capital and Khosla Ventures. Follow the company on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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