GenevaSTMicroelectronics is offering its new TS331 low-power comparator in two tiny packages a surface-mount SC70-5 (2.1x2.0x1.0mm) or SOT23-5 (3.1x3.2x3.45mm).
According to ST, the TS331 increases performance and functionality in portable products that use power-saving design techniques to maximize battery life. Applications include cell phones, Mobile Internet Devices, MP3 players, digital cameras and portable test equipment.
The TS331 is part of ST's Micropower analog device line. It offers typical current consumption of 20µA, minimizing drain on the battery. In addition, the TS331 can operate from a supply voltage as low as 1.6V to 5V, allowing its use in systems designed to operate from low voltages to save overall system power consumption.
The device's rail-to-rail inputs make the chip capable of accepting voltages up to the supply voltage. This capability allows designers to best use the limited dynamic range imposed by low operating voltages, which can otherwise restrict the performance of portable systems.
Additional features include a propagation delay of 200ns typical; open-drain output; high EST tolerance of 2kV HBM / 200V MM; and extended operating temperature range from -40°C to +125°C.
Pricing: $0.40 for 1ku quantities, depending on the package. Alternative pricing options are available for larger quantities.
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