Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Lower power during active and sleeps modes, as well as awake-with-touch sensing, claimed by this Silicon Laboratories microcontroller family. Look for longer battery life in mobile devices using touch interfaces by the end of the year. R.C.J.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Austin, Texas) claims to have broken its own record for the industry's lowest power touch-sense microcontrollers with its new F9xx family, promising to extend the battery life of mobile devices at a lower cost than for previous entries...Maintaining a 150-microamp/MHz operation (down from the previous record of 160 microamps) by virtue of an integrated low-dropout (LDO) regulator, the new family also claims to offer the industry's lowest power in both active and sleep modes, as well as enabling touch-to-awaken functions. The microcontrollers can manage 14 touch-sensitive user interfaces on consumer and industrial devices, ranging from home appliances to smart meters, security systems, lighting, games and toys.
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Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 9:07 AM