STMicroelectronics Advances Ultra-Low-Power Linear Design with 1.5V Op-Amps

GENEVA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Single, dual and quad devices combine micro-power features with zero trade-offs in performance

GENEVA, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leading supplier of analog and linear ICs, has unveiled three new families of precision op-amps targeting low-power and portable products, with power-saving features that include high-speed performance at low supply current, operation from a 1.5V supply, and device-shutdown capability.

Offering low power consumption, high bandwidth and good accuracy, the TSV6xx families serve applications such as portable medical equipment, instrumentation, signal-conditioning systems, sensor interfaces, and active filtering. With high EMI rejection allowing use in electrically noisy environments, high ESD tolerance, and operation over the extended temperature range from -40 to +125 degrees centigrade, the new op-amps can also be used in various types of industrial equipment.

The TSV61x, TSV62x and TSV63x families offer a variety of performance choices in single, dual or quad op-amp configurations. Active current as low as 11-microamps for the TSV61x, 29-microamps for the TSV62x family and 60-microamps for the TSV63x family contributes to system power savings, while the supply-voltage range of 1.5V to 5.5V simplifies low-power design and extends battery life in battery-powered products.

TSV62x and TSV63x offer 420kHz and 880kHz gain-bandwidth-product, respectively. Low input offset voltage (down to 500 micro-volts maximum) and input bias current (1pA) maintain accuracy with small input signals. The TSV62x and TSV63x families also offer shutdown and non-shutdown versions. All devices have rail-to-rail inputs and outputs to maximize dynamic range, and are housed in tiny packages, including the SC70-5 and SOT23-8, with no shutdown pin, and the SC70-6, SOT23-6, MSO10 for the shutdown versions.

The TSV62x and TSV63x are in full production, priced from $0.22 (single), $0.30 (dual) and $0.47 (quad) for orders of 1000 units. The TSV61x will be released in Q3 2009.

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STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2008, the Company's net revenues were $9.84 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

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