RS Components (RS) presents the low-power, high-performance analogue integrated circuit (IC) products developed by Touchstone Semiconductor.
Touchstone Semiconductor was recently acquired by Silicon Labs to complement its embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. RS will provide an inventory and logistics service for these analogue IC products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific.
The Touchstone analogue products purchased by Silicon Labs include operational amplifiers, analogue-to-digital converters, comparators, current sense amplifiers, power management ICs, timer ICs, voltage detectors and voltage references. Targeting a wide range of IoT, industrial control, consumer electronics and instrumentation applications, these analogue products are all now available to purchase in industry-standard reels through multiple RS channels, including the distributor's online and print catalogues.
In addition to these core analogue IC products, Silicon Labs provides a selection of simple, affordable evaluation boards to expedite development time for design engineers using the range of Touchstone products. These evaluation boards too can be purchased from RS.
Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components comments that cost, performance, and fast availability are all key considerations for analogue designers. The recent purchase of Touchstone's assets enables Silicon Labs to now offer a broad portfolio of low-cost, high-performance analogue devices off-the shelf to help engineers achieve their design goals more quickly.
According to Phil DeMarie, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Silicon Labs, RS is widely recognised for its strong semiconductor line card, and their customers receive excellent service worldwide throughout their sourcing and purchasing experience. Silicon Labs’ alliance with a major distributor will enhance the opportunities to further expand their analogue IC range and give engineers more choice, easier access and a wealth of online design support through the DesignSpark engineering community.