Analog for the IoT Part 7, Featuring Silicon Labs Analog Comparators
As the digital revolution races along at full pace, one may wonder whether analog devices are becoming obsolete or if they have been relegated to a “pad driver” function. In fact, several important industry trends are expanding the need for analog and mixed-signal circuits.
Silicon Labs' analog comparators operate from very low supply voltages, draw very little supply current, and have robust input stages that can tolerate input voltages beyond the power supply. The comparators draw as little as 600 nA of supply current. Most part numbers include an on-board ±1% voltage reference. Many of the comparators are electrical and form identical second sources for several analog comparators from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
- Low power and low voltage comparators
- Internal ±1% Voltage References
- Maxim second source options
- Battery Powered Systems Monitoring/Management
- Battery Monitoring/Management
- Threshold Detectors/Discriminators
- Window Comparators
- Level Translators
Silicon Labs’s low-power analog products include op-amps, low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), comparators, power management ICs, timers, and voltage detectors and references. These high-performance analog products enable new levels of power savings in battery-operated systems, which are becoming more prevalent in the IoT market.
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