We offer a wide selection of amplifiers and comparators for signal conditioning, monitoring, and control applications.

You can use Maxim’s op amps to make amplifiers, comparators, log amplifiers, filters, oscillators, data converters, level translators, references, and more. You can also use them to accomplish mathematical functions like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and integration.

A comparator is analogous to a 1-bit ADC. A simple comparator can be implemented using an op amp without negative feedback. Its high voltage gain allows it to resolve very small differences in input voltage. However, op amps lack special features which comparators typically include, such as hysteresis and internal references and they are usually much slower than our dedicated comparator IC’s.

Current-sense amplifiers (CSAs) monitor current flow through a shunt (sense) resistor and provide closed-loop feedback of system loads. Our current-sense amps are optimized for a wide range of applications, including overcurrent protection and optimization of power monitoring systems. We offer a wide range of current-sense amplifiers for both high-side sensing and low-side sensing, as well as unidirectional or bidirectional current flow through the sense resistor

Our specialized amplifiers have multiple features suited for a wide range of applications. This range includes differential, instrumentation/difference, logarithmic, programmable gain, integrated comparator and reference and programmable voltage/current drivers.


30ns, Low-Power, 3V/5V, Rail-to-Rail Single-Supply Comparator

  • Fast, 30ns Propagation Delay (10mV Overdrive)
  • Low-Power 100μA Supply Current (VDD = 3V)
  • Optimized for 3V and 5V Applications

1V, Low-Power, Precision Operational Amplifier

  • Supply Voltage Range: 0.9V to 3.6V
  • Low 25.5µA Quiescent Current
  • Very Low 1μV (typ) Input Offset Voltage

High-Speed Quad Driver with Integrated DACs, Cable-Droop Compensation, Slew-Rate Control, and VHH Fourth-Level Drive

  • Low Power at High-Speed Maximizes Driver Performance
    • 700mW per Channel
    • 2.57Gbps at +1V Programmed
    • 280ps Typical Rise/Fall Times at +2V (20% to 80%)
  • Integrated Functionality Provides Value-Added Features
    • Programmable Double Time Constant Cable-Droop Compensation
    • Digital Slew-Rate Control for EMI Sensitive Applications
    • Adjustable Output Resistance with 360mΩ Resolution

  • MAX40662
    Quad Transimpedance Amplifier with Input Current Clamp and Multiplexer for LiDAR

    • AEC-Q100
    • Enables ASIL Compliance (FMEDA Available Upon Request)
    • Internal Multiplexer

    Dual 280ps High-Speed Comparator, Ultra-Low Dispersion with LVDS Outputs

    • Fast Propagation Delay: 280ps, Typ
    • Low Overdrive Dispersion: 25ps (VOD = 10mV to 1V)
    • Supply Voltage 2.7V to 3.6V

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