SLCS005AE October   1979  – November 2020 LM193 , LM2903 , LM2903B , LM2903V , LM293 , LM293A , LM393 , LM393A , LM393B


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2  Recommended Operating Conditions
    3. 6.3  Thermal Information: LM193
    4. 6.4  Thermal Information: LM293, LM393, LM2903 (all 'V' and 'A' suffixes)
    5. 6.5  Thermal Information: LM393B and LM2903B
    6. 6.6  ESD Ratings
    7. 6.7  Electrical Characteristics LM393B
    8. 6.8  Electrical Characteristics LM2903B
    9. 6.9  Switching Characteristics LM393B and LM2903B
    10. 6.10 Electrical Characteristics for LM193, LM293, and LM393 (without A suffix)
    11. 6.11 Electrical Characteristics for LM293A and LM393A
    12. 6.12 Electrical Characteristics for LM2903, LM2903V, and LM2903AV
    13. 6.13 Switching Characteristics: LM193, LM239, LM393, LM2903, all 'A' and 'V' versions
    14. 6.14 Typical Characteristics, LMx93, LM2903 (all 'V' and 'A' suffixes)
    15. 6.15 Typical Characteristics, LM393B and LM2903B
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Voltage Comparison
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Input Voltage Range
        2. Minimum Overdrive Voltage
        3. Output and Drive Current
        4. Response Time
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    2. 11.2 Support Resources
    3. 11.3 Trademarks
    4. 11.4 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    5. 11.5 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Absolute Maximum Ratings

over operating free-air temperature range (unless otherwise noted) (1)
VCCSupply voltage(2)Non-B Versions–0.336V
B Versions Only38
VIDDifferential input voltage(3)Non-B Versions-3636V
B Versions Only-3838
VIInput voltage (either input)Non-B Versions–0.336V
B Versions Only38
IIKInput current(5)-50mA
VOOutput voltageNon-B Versions–0.336V
B Versions Only38
IOOutput currentNon-B Versions20mA
B Versions Only25
ISCDuration of output short circuit to ground(4)Unlimited
TJOperating virtual-junction temperature150°C
TstgStorage temperature–65150°C
Stresses beyond those listed under Absolute Maximum Ratings may cause permanent damage to the device. These are stress ratings only, and functional operation of the device at these or any other conditions beyond those indicated under Recommended Operating Conditions is not implied. Exposure to absolute-maximum-rated conditions for extended periods may affect device reliability. Production Processing Does Not Necessarily Include Testing of All Parameters.
All voltage values, except differential voltages, are with respect to network ground.
Differential voltages are at IN+ with respect to IN–.
Short circuits from outputs to VCC can cause excessive heating and eventual destruction.
Input current flows thorough parasitic diode to ground and turns on parasitic transistors that increases ICC and may cause output to be incorrect. Normal operation resumes when input current is removed.