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CIC TA-7642 Radio IC

CIC TA-7642 Radio IC
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AM Radio IC, 1.2V to 1.6V Supply Voltage, -10°C to +60°C, TO-92 Case, The TA7642 is an AM Radio IC in a TO92 package which Requires Very Few External Components to Make a Complete Pocket Radio, Low Operating Voltage, Low Quiescent Current
  • Low operating voltage – down to 1.3V
  • Low quiescent current – 0.2mA
  • Very few external components required

Technical Specification
Technical Specification
Supply voltage1.2-1.6V (1.3 typ.)
Absolute max. supply voltage6V
Quiescent current0.14-0.3mA (0.2 typ.)
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 4 Stars - by M. N. Corbett
17 November 08

This radio IC is simple to use and provides good results for the more local stations on medium waves, although selectivity is not as good as the conventional radio. For longwave Radio 4 operation it is ideal, provinding a personal headphone radio with a very long battery life. A version has been built encapsulated in clear cast resin which does away with the need for a case, and provides a degree of novelty. The product is ideal for students, to give an insight into radio at a low cost per constructor. The longwave version is useful as an interference sniffer.


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