2.5-V voltage reference IC targets power-sensitive applications

January 23, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Touchstone Semiconductor has added the newest member of its voltage reference family, the TS6001A, a low-power, low-dropout precision SOT-23 voltage reference IC that reduces drift to a guaranteed 7 ppm/°C maximum, a 2X improvement over its closest competitor, the MAX6025A.

The combination of a small form factor, few external components and low supply current make the TS6001A an ideal choice for low-voltage, supply-independent, power-sensitive applications, including handheld and battery-operated equipment.

The TS6001A is capable of sinking and sourcing load currents up to 500 μA. The TS6001A consumes only 27 μA of supply current at no-load. It also offers an initial accuracy initial output voltage accuracy of less than 0.08%.

The TS6001A and TS6001B are available in a space-saving 3-pin SOT23 package. It is in stock and ready to ship. Pricing starts at $1.75 each for the TS6001A and $1.60 for the TS6001B in 1,000 piece quantities. The product is in stock and available from Future Electronics ( www.futureelectronics.com).

Free samples and free demo boards are available for engineers wanting to test the product. Visit: www.touchstonesemi.com/freedemoboards.html. The TS6001A and TS6001B are part of Touchstone Semiconductor’s NanoWatt Analog high-performance analog integrated circuits portfolio.