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Integrated Circuits use 1.5 µA Icc max.

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Integrated Circuits use 1.5 µA Icc max.

Jun 27, 2012 - Operating down to 0.65 V, Models TS12011 and TS12012 combine 0.6 V reference, 20 µs analog comparator, and unity-gain stable op amp in 4 mm² package. Model TS12011 has push-pull output, while Model TS12012 has open-drain output. Both analog comparator and op amp feature rail-to-rail input stages, and analog comparator has ±7.5 µs of internal hysteresis for chatter-free output switching. Applications include local-area alarms/detectors, safety sensors, and IR receivers for remote controls.

Touchstone Semiconductor - Milpitas, CA

Original Press Release

Touchstone Semiconductor's New All-in-One Op Amp, Comparator and Reference ICs Cut Power by More Than 10X

Press release date: Jun 12, 2012

New TS12011 and TS12002 Use Only 1.5 µA Icc Max

MILPITAS, Calif. - Touchstone Semiconductor, a developer of high-performance, low power analog integrated circuit (IC) solutions, today announced the new TS12011 and TS12012, 1.2µW (microwatt) operational amplifier (op amp), comparator and voltage reference in one IC.

This 10 times reduction in power consumption and operation down to 0.65V (volts) enables always-on, single-cell operation that was not previously possible.

Both the TS12011 and TS12012 combine a 0.6V reference, 20µs (microsecond) analog comparator and unity-gain stable operational amplifier in a single package. The TS12011 has a push-pull output, and the TS12012 has an open-drain output.

Both the analog comparator and the op amp feature rail-to-rail input stages. The analog comparator has ±7.5µs of internal hysteresis for clean, chatter-free output switching. The internal reference is designed to sink or source up to 0.1µA (microamp) load currents.

The TS12011 and TS12012 are ideal for low-frequency, local-area alarms/detectors; smoke detectors and safety sensors, infrared receivers for remote controls; instruments, terminals, and bar-code readers; battery-powered systems; and smart-card readers.

Key Specifications
· Nanopower Op Amp, Comparator, and 0.6V Reference in Single 4 mm2 Package
· Ultra Low Total Supply Current: 1.5µA (max)
· Supply Voltage Operation: 0.8V to 2.5V
· Internal 0.6V Reference
· Op Amp and Comparator Input Ranges are Rail-to-Rail
· Unity-gain Stable Op Amp with AVCL = 110dB (decibel)
· Op Amp Output: Rail-to-Rail and Phase-Reversal-Free
· Internal ±7.5mV Comparator Hysteresis
· 20µs Comparator Propagation Delay
· Resettable Latched Comparator
· TS12011: Push-pull Rail-to-Rail Output Stage with Crowbar-Current Free Switching
· TS12012: Open-drain Output Stage for Wired-OR or Mixed-Voltage System Applications

The TS12011 and the TS12012 are fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range. Each is available in a low-profile, 10-pin 2x2mm TDFN (Thin Dual Flat No Leads) package.

The TS12011 and TS12012 are in stock and ready to ship. Pricing starts at $1.70 each in 1,000 piece quantities. The product is in stock and available from Touchstone's worldwide distributor Future Electronics (

Free samples and free demo boards are available for engineers wanting to test the product by visiting Optimized for ultra-long life operation, the TS12011 and TS12012 expand Touchstone's growing "NanoWatt Analog(TM)" high-performance analog integrated circuits portfolio.

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. Find us at Twitter:@touchstonesemi or Facebook: Touchstone Semiconductor.