LT1169 - Dual Low Noise, Picoampere Bias Current, JFET Input Op Amp


  • Input Bias Current, Warmed Up: 20pA Max
  • 100% Tested Low Voltage Noise: 8nV/rtHz Max
  • S8 and N8 Package Standard Pinout
  • Very Low Input Capacitance: 1.5pF
  • Voltage Gain: 1.2 Million Min
  • Offset Voltage: 2mV Max
  • Input Resistance: 1013ohms
  • Gain-Bandwidth Product: 5.3MHz Typ
  • Guaranteed Specifications with ±5V Supplies
  • Guaranteed Matching Specifications

Typical Application

LT1169 Typical Application
LT1169 Typical Application


The LT1169 achieves a new standard of excellence in noise performance for a dual JFET op amp. For the first time low voltage noise (6nV/rtHz) is simultaneously offered with extremely low current noise (1fA/rtHz), providing the lowest total noise for high impedance transducer applications. Unlike most JFET op amps, the very low input bias current (5pA Typ) is maintained over the entire common mode range which results in an extremely high input resistance (1013ohms). When combined with a very low input capacitance (1.5pF) an extremely high input impedance results, making the LT1169 the first choice for amplifying low level signals from high impedance transducers. The low input capacitance also assures high gain linearity when buffering AC signals from high impedance transducers. The LT1169 is unconditionally stable for gains of 1 or more, even with 1000pF capacitive loads. Other key features are 0.6mV VOS and a voltage gain over 4 million. Each individual amplifier is 100% tested for voltage noise, slew rate (4.2V/µs), and gain-bandwidth product (5.3MHz). The LT1169 is offered in the S8 and N8 packages. A full set of matching specifications are provided for precision instrumentation amplifier front ends. Specifications at ±5V supply operation are also provided. For an even lower voltage noise please see the LT1113 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
LT1169CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LT1169CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1169CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1169 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
LT1169CN8#PBF N-8 C $4.83 $3.85 Yes
LT1169CS8#PBF SO-8 C $5.00 $4.10 Yes
LT1169CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $4.16 Yes
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