Single/Dual, Ultra-Fast, Low-Power, Precision TTL Comparators

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The MAX913 single and MAX912 dual, high-speed, low-power comparators have differential inputs and complementary TTL outputs. Fast propagation delay (10ns, typ), extremely low supply current, and a wide common-mode input range that includes the negative rail make the MAX912/MAX913 ideal for low-power, high-speed, single +5V (or ±5V) applications such as V/F converters or switching regulators.

The MAX912/MAX913 outputs remain stable through the linear region. This feature eliminates output instability common to high-speed comparators when driven with a slow-moving input signal.

The MAX912/MAX913 can be powered from a single +5V supply or a ±5V split supply. The MAX913 is an improved plug-in replacement for the LT1016. It provides significantly wider input voltage range and equivalent speed at a fraction of the power. The MAX912 dual comparator has equal performance to the MAX913 and includes independent latch controls.
MAX912, MAX913: Pin Configuration MAX912, MAX913: Pin Configuration Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ultra Fast (10ns)
  • Single +5V or Dual ±5V Supply Operation
  • Input Range Extends Below Negative Supply
  • Low Power: 6mA (+5V) Per Comparator
  • No Minimum Input Signal Slew-Rate Requirement
  • No Power-Supply Current Spiking
  • Stable in the Linear Region
  • Inputs Can Exceed Either Supply
  • Low Offset Voltage: 0.8mV
  • Now Available in a Small µMAX® Package


  • Ethernet Line Receivers
  • Extended Range V/F Converters
  • Fast Pulse Height/Width Discriminators
  • High-Speed Sampling Circuits
  • High-Speed Triggering
  • Switching Regulators
  • Zero-Crossing Detectors
Part NumberComp-
Input RangeVSUPPLY (Total)
ICC per Comp.
Logic OutOper. Temp.
typminmaxmaxtypmaxSee Notes
MAX912 210to Neg. Rail510100000.82Push-Pull
-40 to +85
0 to +70
SOIC (N)/16
$4.50 @1k
MAX913 1
SOIC (N)/8
$3.26 @1k
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Technical Documents

App Note 4414 Level Shifting Digital Signals
App Note 3662 Understanding LVDS Fail-Safe Circuits
App Note 3473 Read Isolated Digital States Without Power Drain

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX913.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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