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TexasInstruments(TXN - Analyst Report) or “TI” recently launched the first current-sharing low dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators. The current-sharing ability of the TPS7H1101-SP and the TPS7H1201-SP allows engineers to use two devices simultaneously to double the output.

A low dropout regulator or LDO regulator can operate with small input-output differential voltage. The benefits of low dropout voltage are lower operating voltage and heat dissipation, which in turn increases efficiency.

TI’s LDOs can operate in a wide range of temperatures and are thus considered suitable for usage in certain activities like the exploration of oil and gas where extreme conditions persist and hence, devices with precise specifications can only function. Low output noise and a high power supply rejection ratio enable it to support noise-sensitive applications like medical and oil and gas exploration equipment.

Texas Instruments, Inc. is a global semiconductor company and one of the world's leading designers and suppliers of digital signal processors and analog integrated circuits, the engines driving the digitization of electronics. These two types of semiconductor products work together in digital electronic devices such as digital cellular phones. Its other semiconductor products include standard logic, application-specific integrated circuits, reduced instruction-set computing microprocessors, microcontrollers and digital imaging devices.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, TI generated total revenue of $3.05 billion, which was up 5.6% sequentially but down 8.6% year over year and at the mid-point of the narrowed guidance range of $2.99 billion to $3.11 billion.

Currently, TI has a Zacks Rank # 2 (Buy). Investors may also consider other stocks such as Intersil Corp (ISIL - Snapshot Report),Micron Tech (MU - Analyst Report) and Silicom Ltd Ord (SILC), all with a Zacks Rank # 1 (Strong Buy).

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