Dallas - Texas Instruments Inc. says it has optimized a line of advanced ultralow-voltage CMOS (AUC) logic devices for 1.8-volt operation. The single-, dual- and triple-gate Little Logic devices, as well as octal and WideBus products, offer a voltage range from 0.8 to 2.5 V, with 3.6-V tolerance.
Optimizing the AUC line at 1.8 V extends battery life while also speeding data throughput, said David Hoover, worldwide product-marketing manager for standard linear and logic products at TI. The parts target consumer electronics, computing and telecommunications applications.
Philips Semiconductors Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) will offer an alternate source for the Little Logic devices, and next year TI, Philips and Integrated Device Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) will offer octal and WideBus devices.
The 3.6-V-tolerant design extends the life of legacy devices by allowing them to remain functional, said Hoover. Sub-1-V operation allows the AUC devices to run off a single-cell battery, and an Ioff feature supports partial power-down applications.
The low-voltage devices will enable customers to "gain higher performance as they move to lower-voltage-node DSPs and high-performance analog ICs," Hoover said.
Single-, dual- and triple-gate AUC devices are sampling now in NanoStar, SC-70 (DCK) and SOT-23 (DBV) packaging. Volume production is scheduled for the first quarter of 2002. Prices for quantities of 1,000 start at 18 cents.
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