Product News: Timers & Clocks, Electronic Components & Devices
Timer IC combines low power consumption, ease of programming.
Press Release Summary:
April 27, 2012 - Supplied in low-profile, 8-pin, 2 x 2 mm TDFN package with exposed back-side paddle, TS3001 CMOS oscillator/timer consumes 1 µA supply current at 25 kHz and operates from single 0.9-1.8 V supply. Operation is specified over -40 to +85°C range, and timer frequency is set with one resistor. Additional characteristics include frequency out period drift of 0.021%/°C, PWMOUT duty cycle range of 12%-90%, and output driver resistance of 160 ohm.
Original Press Release
Touchstone Semiconductor Introduces the New TS3001, a 1µA, Accurate, Easy to Use Timer IC
Press release date: April 17, 2012
Simple to Program with Just One Resistor
MILPITAS, Calif. - Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance analog integrated circuit solutions, today announced its newest high accuracy, low power timer: the TS3001. The TS3001, like its predecessor product, the TS3002, uses only 1µA supply current, 15 times less than its closest competitor.
The TS3001, like the TS3002, is simple to program, and accurate. The TS3001's timer frequency is set with just one resistor while the TS3002 is set with a resistor and a capacitor. Frequency out period drift is a very low 0.021%/°C for the TS3001, compared with the TS3002's frequency out period drift of 0.044%/°C.
The TS3001 and TS3002 are available in the space saving TDFN-8 package.
Both the TS3001 and TS3002 are in stock and ready to ship. Pricing starts at $1.14 each in 1,000 piece quantities. The product is in stock and available from Touchstone's worldwide distributor Future Electronics (www.futureelectronics.com).
Free samples and free demo boards are available for engineers wanting to test the product. Visit: http://www.touchstonesemi.com/timers.html. The TS3001 is part of Touchstone Semiconductor's NanoWatt Analog(TM) high-performance analog integrated circuits portfolio.
ABOUT TOUCHSTONE Touchstone Semiconductor, Inc. (www.touchstonesemi.com) 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. Find us at Twitter:@touchstonesemi or Facebook: Touchstone Semiconductor.