Texas Instruments announced the TPL5000 and TPL5100 programmable system timers. The new TI devices reduce system standby power consumption. The TPL5000 with watchdog timer and TPL5100 with MOS driver draw only 30 nA of current. This is a reduction of 90% compared to competitive solutions. The TPL5000 and TPL5100 are available now in 10-pin, 3mm by 5mm VSSOP packages. The suggested retail price is $0.60 in 1,000-unit quantities.