The LM10 series are monolithic linear ICs consisting of a precision reference, an adjustable reference buffer and an independent, high-quality operational amplifier.
The unit can operate from a total supply voltage as low as 1.1 V or as high as 40 V, drawing only 270 μA. A complementary output stage swings within 15 mV of the supply terminals or will deliver ±20-mA output current with ±0.4-V saturation. Reference output can be as low as 200 mV.
The circuit is recommended for portable equipment and is completely specified for operation from a single power cell. In contrast, high output-drive capability, both voltage and current, along with thermal overload protection, suggest it in demanding general-purpose applications.
The device is capable of operating in a floating mode, independent of fixed supplies. It can function as a remote comparator, signal conditioner, SCR controller or transmitter for analog signals, delivering the processed signal on the same line used to supply power. It is also suited for operation in a wide range of voltage and current regulator applications, from low voltages to several hundred volts, providing greater precision than existing ICs.
This series is available in the three standard temperature ranges, with the commercial part having relaxed limits. In addition, a low-voltage specification (suffix L) is available in the limited temperature ranges at a cost savings.