Touchstone Semiconductor’s portfolio of analogue IC products is now being stocked by RS Components. This follows the acquisition of Touchstone by Silicon Labs, which signed a global distribution agreement with RS in October last year.
The products will complement the RS embedded portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) market. It 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. These devices target a wide range of IoT, industrial control, consumer electronics and instrumentation applications. The 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.

“Cost, performance, and fast availability are all key considerations for analogue designers,” said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. “With its recent purchase of Touchstone’s assets, Silicon Labs now offers a broad portfolio of low-cost, high-performance analogue devices off-the shelf to help engineers achieve their design goals more quickly.”

“RS is widely recognised for its strong semiconductor line card, and their customers receive excellent service worldwide throughout their sourcing and purchasing experience,” said Phil DeMarie, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Silicon Labs. “This alliance with a major distributor will enhance our opportunities to further expand our analogue IC range and give engineers more choice, easier access and a wealth of online design support through the DesignSpark engineering community.”


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