Advanced Linear Devices, Inc., (ALD) develops and manufactures ultra-low-power, precision CMOS analog integrated circuits and related board level products, incorporating the company’s exclusive EPAD® technology. ALD's standard products include a full complement of “best-of-breed” ultra-low-charge-injection low-voltage analog switches, dual-slope A/D converters and digital processors, precision voltage comparators, rail-to-rail CMOS operational amplifiers, and low-drift CMOS timers with high discharge output, as well as an extensive selection of enhancement, depletion, and zero-threshold mode EPAD matched small signal MOSFET arrays.
Advanced Linear Devices Micropower Step-Up Low Voltage Booster Modules
are a self-powered voltage-booster module that converts a low DC
voltage input to a higher AC or DC voltage output suitable for many
low-power energy harvesting applications using photo-diodes, thermoelectric or electromagnetic generators as the input source. These Micropower Step-Up Low Voltage Booster Modules do not need a separate power supply to operate and it derives its power directly from the low input voltage source. The Advanced Linear Devices Micropower Step-Up Low Voltage Booster Modules draw input power levels starting as low as 2µW, which enables an on-board self-starting oscillator.Learn More
Advanced Linear Devices ALD7555 and ALD7556 single and dual CMOS analog RC timers offer improved performance, exceeding other 7555 and 7556 timers on the market in terms of accuracy and stability. The combination of low power and speed gives mobile and handheld devices access to a low cost alternative that was previously unavailable. The Advanced Linear Devices ALD7555 and ALD7556 allow timers to now be used in small battery operated platforms, which was not previously possible. These RC timers can be used in place of a microprocessor or crystal in many cases, simplifying the design. These Advanced Linear Devices products supply current for low power applications and have the low supply current on the market. The ALD7555 and ALD7556 also provide reduced timing error. The reduction of current is 50% of any other low power CMOS timer currently in the market. These RC timers improve repeatability and speed for precise and accurate performance. These RC timers also feature improved drift with temperature of only 10 ppm per degree C and improved drift with supply voltage. The ALD7555 and ALD7556 are ideal for use in a variety of applications, including battery technology, power supplies, gaming, and handheld wireless.
Advanced Linear Devices' most recent product announcement includes a family of ultra-high-efficiency Energy Harvesting Modules with performance achievements considered paramount in the industry. ALD Energy Harvesting Modules
capture, accumulate, store, and condition wasted energy from a variety
of energy sources, e.g., piezoelectric, electromagnetic, solar, and a
variety of thermoelectric materials. This harvested energy,
in turn, can efficiently power intermittent duty conventional
electrical circuits and wireless sensor networks requiring 3 to 5 volts
DC. ALD Energy Harvesting Modules utilize another recent design
first - Zero-Threshold MOSFET integrated circuits incorporating the
company's exclusive EPAD® technology.