Ultra Low-Power Devices From STMicroelectronics Enhance

Ultra Low-Power Devices From STMicroelectronics Enhance Portable
Technology for Healthcare, Safety, Security and More 
First in New Family of Comparators Offers Industry-Leading Power
Consumption and Speed for Faster Performance and Longer Battery Life 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications, has leveraged its advanced
design and manufacturing capabilities to create a new generation of
accurate low-power components enabling greatly improved energy
efficiency and faster operation of equipment such as gas sensors,
medical devices, safety systems and industrial controls. 
The TS881 is the first in ST's new generation of comparators
compatible with supply voltages as low as 1.1V over a wide
temperature range, enabling longer operating times with smaller
batteries. Suitable for use in front-end detection and measurement
circuitry, the TS881 is also faster than competing devices, allowing
a significant reduction in equipment response times.  
Leveraging ST's innovations in analog design, with very low operating
current of 210nA (typical at 25 degrees C), the TS881 draws less than
half the current of competing devices. Moreover the push-pull output
circuitry reduces power consumption to the absolute minimum when
driving any capacitive or resistive load.  
The TS881 will be joined in 2013 by dual and quad variants containing
two and four comparators in a single package. This new generation of
devices extends ST's industry-leading portfolio of comparators, which
includes the TS3011, announced in 2011, delivering the market's
fastest response time of 8ns with very low current consumption. 
Major features of TS881: 

--  Typical operating current: 210nA (@ 25 degrees C)
--  Typical propagation delay: 2us
--  Temperature range: - 40 degrees C to + 125 degrees C
--  Operating voltage range: 1.1V to 5V (1.1V operation guaranteed over
    full temperature range)
--  ESD tolerance: 8kV HBM (Human Body Model)
--  Rail-to-rail input
--  Push-pull output

The TS881 is in production now and available in the 2 x 1.25 mm SC-70
package, priced from $0.39 for orders over 1,000 pieces. Alternative
pricing for higher quantities is available on reque
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