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Publication Date: 03/1/2012
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Touchstone: Free Demo Boards for Analog ICs
One of several free demo boards.
Milpitas, CA — Touchstone Semiconductor has extended its free demo board program through Dec. 31, 2012. The offer includes all demo boards in the company's growing portfolio of high-performance analog products.

Products included in this program are: TS1001 operational amplifier offering 0.8V and 0.6µA; TS9001-1 and TS9001-2 ultra low-power voltage monitor ICs; and TS1100, the newly announced 1µA current-sense amplifiers that cut offset to 30µV.

According to the company, its goal is to put its unusual, low-power analog ICs in the hands of design engineers worldwide. Engineers can easily test the ICs in their designs and see their value.

Every demo board is designed for simple setup and easy analysis. Users just connect a power supply, and observe the performance of the Touchstone part.

Qualifying products include the TS1100 low-power, low-offset current-sense amplifiers. This family of 1µA current-sense amplifiers cuts offset to 30µV, over 3X tighter than the closest competitor. The tight offset allows users to not have to increase power consumption in order to achieve improved accuracy. The TS1100 is available in four gain options from 25V/V to 200V/V.

For the TS1001 Low-Power Op Amp, the 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.

The demo board for the TS9001 Low-Power Voltage Monitor 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.

Contact: Touchstone Semiconductor, 630 Alder Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 408-215-1220 E-mail: Web:

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