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 […]

Touchstone Semi TS-9001 demo board winners

The winners of TS9001 op-amp demo boards are Ronan: I would like one of those! This is exactly what I need to make my graphical On-screen-display. Right now I have to use a normal comparator and a resistor divide “reference”. and Zaharia: I want to make a DIY user interface for my power source.  TS9001+PIC18F+GLCD […]

A tale of two op-amps: A Hitch-Hikers guide to op-amp specs

A few weeks ago we covered the Touchstone Semi TS1001 ultra low-power and low-voltage op-amp. Ultrasounder commented: Looking at the datasheet, the key [specs] reveal a very lousy, CMOS input-output opamp which is not speced for anything beyond audio. The GBW is 4KHz which means that the max frequency this thing can reliably amplify without […]