Winner of TS1001 op-amp design competion

Touchstone Semi announced the TS1001 Op Amp design competition winner:

Eric John Holland, a senior electronics design engineer at Avery Weigh-Tronix, was awarded the top prize of $1,000
for his design of a working, low-power 555 timer using Touchstone‟s TS1001 op amp. The TS1001 is the industry‟s first 0.8V, 0.6µA op amp cutting power requirements at least in half compared to any other op amp.

You can get your own TS1001 demo board too:

Engineers can register for their free demo boards… The free demo boards will be available until Sept. 30. A valid corporate email address is required.

We ran two reviews of the TS1001 here and here.

Check out a video of the winning entry after the break.

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  1. Diodes Inc. has a Low Power 555 (ZSCtl555) that runs up to 330KHz @ 75uA. The one I pulled together ran at a blazing 18Hz and drew 4.4uA at 0.8VDC…. 18Hz isn’t super useful, but it met the design contest requirements of <5uA.

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