Fairchild TinyLogic devices save power in mobile designs

fairchildtinylogicnc7svlSan Jose, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor’s low ICCT gate TinyLogic devices can help reduce hidden power consumption that can occur in mixed-supply voltage mobile designs, particularly in feature-rich mobile products such as mobile handsets, smart phones and medical applications.

The TinyLogic low ICCT gates offer up to 99 percent reduction in quiescent power consumption compared to standard CMOS products when the input high voltage (VIH) is less than supply voltage (VCC), said Fairchild. During this state, the quiescent ICCT current will increase and can cause unrecognized power consumption. In most mobile applications, there are multiple supply rails and these differences can create this undesired state on logic gate inputs, said the company.

The devices are housed in an ultra-compact 6-pin MicroPak package, measuring 1 x 1.45-mm. The company has plans to introduce these products in the next-generation MicroPak2 package (1.0 x 1.0 mm), offering a 30 percent smaller footprint than first generation MicroPak packages.

Availability: Samples are available now. Delivery is six to eight weeks.
Pricing: $.08 each in quantities of 1,000.
Datasheets: NC7SVL04, NC7SVL08, NC7SVL32