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Milpitas, Calif. - Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LTC1860L and LTC1864L, serial 12-bit and 16-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converters in eight-lead MSOP (and SO-8) packages especially for 3-volt supply applications. With auto shutdown, the supply current is 450 microamps at 150 ksamples/second and 10 microamps at 1 ksample/s, minimizing power consumption for battery-operated instruments and remote data acquisition.
The converters offer serial peripheral interface serial I/O, simplifying connection to low-voltage digital signal processors and first in, first out devices. The LTC1860L and LTC1864L are priced from $2.75 and $5.95, respectively, in 1,000-piece quantities.
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