Ultra-low-power comparators save space in portable apps

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9060-MAX9065 ultra-low-power, low-voltage comparators. Available in two package options, a 1 x 1-mm UCSP and a 5-pin SOT23, these devices save space and increase design flexibility.

The MAX9060-MAX9065 devices operate from a 0.9-V to 5.5-V power-supply range, which is useful for low-battery conditions in portable equipment. To maximize battery life, the MAX9060-MAX9061 single comparators consume only 350 nA (max) of quiescent current at 5.5V. Featuring the industry's smallest footprint and ultra-low power consumption, these comparators are well-suited for portable applications.

The MAX9060-MAX9065 family includes five variations of single comparators and one window comparator. The MAX9060/MAX9061 devices feature open-drain outputs and draw their supply current (350 nA max) from an external 0.9-V to 5.5-V reference voltage. The MAX9062/MAX9063/MAX9064 parts offer either a push-pull or an open-drain output; consume only 1.1microamps (max) at 5.5 V, and include a 0.2-V internal reference. The MAX9065 3.0-V to 4.2-V window comparator features a push-pull output and consumes 1.3 microamps (max) at 5.5 V. All devices feature a 0.3-V to 5.5-V input common-mode range that is independent of the supply voltage.

The MAX9060-MAX9065 comparators are available in lead- and halide-free, RoHS-compliant, 4-bump UCSP and 5-pin SOT23 packages. They are fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.

Pricing: Start at $0.85 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Datasheets: MAX9060-MAX9064 and

Maxim Integrated Products , 1-800-998-8800,

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