MILPITAS, USA: Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance analog integrated circuit solutions, announced that it will provide free demo boards to potential customers. The offer includes all demo boards in Touchstone’s growing portfolio of high-performance analog products, including the groundbreaking 0.8V, 0.6µA TS1001 operational amplifier, and the new TS9001-1 and TS9001-2 ultra low-power voltage monitor ICs.
“Our customers are finding our demo boards really simplify their evaluation process,” said Adolfo Garcia, vice president, Applications and Marketing, Touchstone Semiconductor. “We decided to make it even easier for our customers by providing our demo boards free of charge.”
Easy to use demo boards with plenty of test points
Every demo board Touchstone makes is designed for simple set up and easy analysis. Just connect a power supply, and users can easily observe the performance of the Touchstone part.
TS1001 low-power op amp demo board
The TS1001 demo board provides both non-inverting and inverting configurations. The TS1001 op amp is the first and only single-supply operational amplifier to cut power requirements at least in half compared to any other amplifier. The TS1001 is fully specified to operate on a 0.8V supply while consuming less than 0.6µA supply current.
TS9001 low-power voltage monitor demo board
The TS9001 demo board contains the push-pull TS9001-1 and the open-drain TS9001-2. Each circuit is configured as a simple threshold detector with additional hysteresis.
The TS9001-1 and the TS9001-2 voltage monitor ICs incorporate a +1.252V reference with a 1 percent initial accuracy. The TS9001-1 offers a robust push-pull output stage with increased output current drive while the TS9001-2 offers an open-drain output stage that can be used in mixed-voltage systems design. Both TS9001s are fully specified to operate from +1.6V to 5.5V supplies while consuming less than 0.65µA supply current.
So, what's the significance of the 0.8V, 0.6µA TS1001 operational amplifier, and the new TS9001-1 and TS9001-2 ultra low-power voltage monitor ICs?
Brett J. Fox, CEO, Touchstone Semiconductor, said: "Touchstone's TS1001 Op Amp is the lowest power Op Amp in the world. Operating from voltages as low as 0.6V, it enables a new era of low power sensor applications."
What does Touchstone aim to achieve by giving away boards for free? What if some potential customers don't turn up?
He added: "We are trying to make it easier for customers to use our products. We have had an overwhelming demand for demo boards because they are so simple and easy to use."