LT1016 - Ultra Fast Precision 10ns Comparator


  • UltraFast™ (10ns typ)
  • Operates Off Single +5V Supply, or ±5V
  • Complementary Output to TTL
  • Low Offset Voltage
  • No Minimum Input Slew Rate Requirement
  • No Power Supply Current Spiking
  • Output Latch Capability

Typical Application

LT1016 Typical Application
LT1016 Typical Application


The LT®1016 is an UltraFast 10ns comparator that interfaces directly to TTL/CMOS logic while operating off either ±5V or single 5V supplies. Tight offset voltage specifications and high gain allow the LT1016 to be used in precision applications. Matched complementary outputs further extend the versatility of this comparator.

A unique output stage provides active drive in both directions for maximum speed into TTL/CMOS logic or passive loads, yet does not exhibit the large current spikes found in conventional output stages. This allows the LT1016 to remain stable with the outputs in the active region which, greatly reduces the problem of output “glitching” when the input signal is slow moving or is low level.

The LT1016 has a LATCH pin which will retain input data at the outputs, when held high. Quiescent negative power supply current is only 3mA. This allows the negative supply pin to be driven from virtually any supply voltage with a simple resistive divider. Device performance is not affected by variations in negative supply voltage.

Linear Technology offers a wide range of comparators in addition to the LT1016 that address different applications. See the Related Parts section on the back page of the data sheet.



CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT1016CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1016CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1016CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1016IN8#PBF N-8 N I 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1016IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1016IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1016 Package Drawing
LT1016 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LT1016CN8#PBF N-8 C $3.67 $2.90 Yes
LT1016CS8#PBF SO-8 C $4.08 $3.15 Yes
LT1016CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.21 Yes
LT1016IN8#PBF N-8 I $5.83 $4.75 Yes
LT1016IS8#PBF SO-8 I $6.67 $5.40 Yes
LT1016IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $5.46 Yes
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