With a low operating voltage down to 2.5 volts, active current of 1 milliamp and standby current of 1 microamp, the 24LCXXB devices are ideal for most applications. For battery-powered applications with even lower voltage requirements, the 24AAXX versions enable operation down to 1.8 volts.
This new generation of devices provides an upgrade path, as higher-density EEPROMs now fit into packages previously reserved for today's 128-bit or 1-kbit devices. As a point of reference, the 5-lead SOT-23 is approximately 8.26 mm2 including the leads, which is 72% smaller than the popular 8-lead SOIC package and 56% smaller than an 8-lead TSSOP package.
Applications targeted for these tiny devices include automotive, consumer appliances, remote controls, medical devices, portable/personal electronics, PC peripherals, hand-held and wearable PCs, telecommunications including all phones and pagers, security alarms and sensors.