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Ultra-Low-Power, Low-Cost Comparators with 2% Reference

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The MAX931–MAX934 single, dual, and quad micropower, low-voltage comparators plus an on-board 2% accurate reference feature the lowest power consumption available. These comparators draw less than 4µA supply current over temperature (MAX931), and include an internal 1.182V ±2% voltage reference, programmable hysteresis, and TTL/CMOS outputs that sink and source current.

Ideal for 3V or 5V single-supply applications, the MAX931–MAX934 operate from a single +2.5V to +11V supply (or a ±1.25V to ±5V dual supply), and each comparator's input voltage range extends from the negative supply rail to within 1.3V of the positive supply.

The MAX931–MAX934's unique output stage continuously sources as much as 40mA. And by eliminating power-supply glitches that commonly occur when comparators change logic states, the MAX931–MAX934 minimize parasitic feedback, making them easier to use.

The single MAX931 and dual MAX932/MAX933 provide a unique and simple method for adding hysteresis without feedback and complicated equations, using the HYST pin and two resistors.

For applications that require increased precision with similar power requirements, see the MAX921–MAX924 data sheet. These devices include a 1% precision reference.

Key Features

  • Ultra-Low 4µA Max Quiescent Current over Extended Temp. Range (MAX931)
  • Power Supplies:
    • Single +2.5V to +11V
    • Dual ±1.25V to ±5.5V
  • Input Voltage Range Includes Negative Supply
  • Internal 1.182V ±2% Bandgap Reference
  • Adjustable Hysteresis
  • TTL-/CMOS-Compatible Outputs
  • 12µs Propagation Delay (10mV Overdrive)
  • No Switching Crowbar Current
  • 40mA Continuous Source Current
  • Available in Space-Saving µMAX® Package

Applications/Uses

  • Alarm Circuits
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Oscillator Circuits
  • Threshold Detectors
  • Window Comparators
Parametric specs for Comparators + Reference
tPD (µs) (typ) 12
VOS (mV) (max) 10
VSUPPLY (V) (min) 2.5
VSUPPLY (V) (max) 11
# Comparators 2
Thresh. (V) 1.182
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
0 to +70
Package/Pins PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
UMAX/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.66 @1k
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MAX931, MAX932, MAX933, MAX934: Typical Operating Circuit MAX931, MAX932, MAX933, MAX934: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

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Parameters

Parametric specs for Comparators + Reference
tPD (µs) (typ) 12
VOS (mV) (max) 10
VSUPPLY (V) (min) 2.5
VSUPPLY (V) (max) 11
# Comparators 2
Thresh. (V) 1.182
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
0 to +70
Package/Pins PDIP/8
SOIC (N)/8
UMAX/8
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$2.66 @1k

Key Features

  • Ultra-Low 4µA Max Quiescent Current over Extended Temp. Range (MAX931)
  • Power Supplies:
    • Single +2.5V to +11V
    • Dual ±1.25V to ±5.5V
  • Input Voltage Range Includes Negative Supply
  • Internal 1.182V ±2% Bandgap Reference
  • Adjustable Hysteresis
  • TTL-/CMOS-Compatible Outputs
  • 12µs Propagation Delay (10mV Overdrive)
  • No Switching Crowbar Current
  • 40mA Continuous Source Current
  • Available in Space-Saving µMAX® Package

Applications/Uses

  • Alarm Circuits
  • Battery-Powered Applications
  • Oscillator Circuits
  • Threshold Detectors
  • Window Comparators

Description

The MAX931–MAX934 single, dual, and quad micropower, low-voltage comparators plus an on-board 2% accurate reference feature the lowest power consumption available. These comparators draw less than 4µA supply current over temperature (MAX931), and include an internal 1.182V ±2% voltage reference, programmable hysteresis, and TTL/CMOS outputs that sink and source current.

Ideal for 3V or 5V single-supply applications, the MAX931–MAX934 operate from a single +2.5V to +11V supply (or a ±1.25V to ±5V dual supply), and each comparator's input voltage range extends from the negative supply rail to within 1.3V of the positive supply.

The MAX931–MAX934's unique output stage continuously sources as much as 40mA. And by eliminating power-supply glitches that commonly occur when comparators change logic states, the MAX931–MAX934 minimize parasitic feedback, making them easier to use.

The single MAX931 and dual MAX932/MAX933 provide a unique and simple method for adding hysteresis without feedback and complicated equations, using the HYST pin and two resistors.

For applications that require increased precision with similar power requirements, see the MAX921–MAX924 data sheet. These devices include a 1% precision reference.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX931, MAX932, MAX933, MAX934: Typical Operating Circuit MAX931, MAX932, MAX933, MAX934: Typical Operating Circuit Zoom icon

Technical Docs

Support & Training

Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

Filtered Search

Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal