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The LM10’s Little Brother, Running From Less Than 1V, “Swiss Army Knife” IC Makes a Buffered Reference

The LM10’s Little Brother, Running From Less Than 1V, “Swiss Army Knife” IC Makes a Buffered Reference Download PDF

Adjusting the Hysteresis on a Dual Comparator Using One Resistor

Adjusting the Hysteresis on a Dual Comparator Using One Resistor Download PDF

Touchstone’s TS3004 vs. the CMOS 555: Which Delivers the Lowest Supply Current for Battery-Powered Applications?

Touchstone’s TS3004 vs. the CMOS 555: Which Delivers the Lowest Supply Current for Battery-Powered Applications? Download PDF

Single-Cell Regulated Q-Pump Draws Low Quiescent Current

Single-Cell Regulated Q-Pump Draws Low Quiescent Current Download PDF

Novel Current-Sense Measurement with Automatic Offset Correction Operates at 0.8V, Runs on a Few Microamps, and is Accurate to +/-1µA

Pairing a simple circuit using nanopower analog op amps with a microcontroller can monitor single battery cells and solar harvesters

The MicroCC – A Microamp-range Constant-Current Source

The MicroCC uses the Touchstone Semiconductor TSM6025 voltage reference, a drop-in replacement for the MAX6025, with better than 15ppm/ºC stability. This is an ideal part to use both as the reference voltage and regulator for the TS1001IJ5 (previously ...

An Alkaline Low Battery Voltage Indicator

In many battery powered systems a user would like to know when it was time to replace the batteries before they were completely discharged, causing the device being powered to fail completely. Alkaline batteries have an open cell voltage of about 1.5V....

Redefining a New State-of-the-Art in Microampere Current-Sense Amplifiers

New current-sense amplifier technology is redefining the state of the art – learn how your system can benefit from this new development.

Current Sense Amplifier Performance Comparison: Touchstone TS1100 versus Maxim MAX9634

Check out how well the upstart TS1100 takes on and beats the establishment.

Combining 3 Very Low Supply Current Analog ICs into a USB-Powered Thermostat

Combining 3 very low-power analog components (a precision voltage-reference, an op amp, and an analog comparator with an internal reference) can control a USB-powered portable fan and keep you cool in Central America, South America, Asia, the Middle East,...

A New Class of Nanopower Analog ICs Enable Sub-1V, Micropower Current Sensing Techniques

Using the TS1001, low-voltage current-sense amplifier circuits can be designed to monitor battery or solar cell currents. These very same circuits are useful to estimate power capacity and remaining life.

How to Configure a Low-Power Timer/Oscillator to Operate from Higher Supply Voltages

How to Configure a Low-Power Timer/Oscillator to Operate from Higher Supply Voltages

A Microwatt Charge Pump Boosts 1V to 1.8V at 90% Efficiency - Provides “always on” standby power for microcontrollers

Boosting the output voltage of common alkaline button-cells to at least 1.8V needed by microcontrollers provides an “always on” standby power source sufficient for low-power oscillator interrupt/sleep state operation.

Using Analog Components to Manage Power in Low-Power Solar Systems

Analog circuits powered from limited-energy solar cells are now enabled by new developments in op amp design and process technology – learn more here.

Use a Self Powered Op Amp to Create a Low Leakage Rectifier - An Amplifier that Works at 0.8V is Key

You can combine a carefully chosen op amp, a low-threshold P-channel MOSFET, and two feedback resistors to make a rectifier circuit with less forward drop than a diode.

Nanopower Circuit Design in Low-Frequency Sensor Applications

Check out how the TS1001 can be used to build an accurate Oxygen sensors (O2 sensors)signal conditioning amplifier.

Prototyping SMT Components

Prior to the advent of surface-mount technology (SMT), all analog semiconductor products were manufactured using dual-in-line (DIP) packaging, making circuit prototyping quick and easy. Check how easy it is to prototype with products in SMT.