LT1720 - Dual, 4.5ns, Single Supply 3V/5V Comparators with Rail-to-Rail Outputs


  • UltraFast: 4.5ns at 20mV Overdrive
    7ns at 5mV Overdrive
  • Low Power: 4mA per Comparator
  • Optimized for 3V and 5V Operation
  • Pinout Optimized for High Speed Ease of Use
  • Input Voltage Range Extends 100mV Below Negative Rail
  • TTL/CMOS Compatible Rail-to-Rail Outputs
  • Internal Hysteresis with Specified Limits
  • Low Dynamic Current Drain; 15µA/(V-MHz), Dominated by Load In Most Circuits
  • Tiny 3mm x 3mm x 0.8mm DFN Package (LT1720)

Typical Application

LT1720 Typical Application
LT1720 Typical Application


The LT1720/LT1721 are UltraFast dual/quad comparators optimized for single supply operation, with a supply voltage range of 2.7V to 6V. The input voltage range extends from 100mV below ground to 1.2V below the supply voltage. Internal hysteresis makes the LT1720/LT1721 easy to use even with slow moving input signals. The rail-to-rail outputs directly interface to TTL and CMOS. Alternatively, the symmetric output drive can be harnessed for analog applications or for easy translation to other single supply logic levels.

The LT1720 is available in three 8-pin packages; three pins per comparator plus power and ground. In addition to SO and MSOP packages, a 3mm x 3mm low profile (0.8mm) dual fine pitch leadless package (DFN) is available for space limited applications. The LT1721 is available in the 16-pin SSOP and S packages.

The pinouts of the LT1720/LT1721 minimize parasitic effects by placing the most sensitive inputs (inverting) away from the outputs, shielded by the power rails. The LT1720/LT1721 are ideal for systems where small size and low power are paramount.


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
LT1720CDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD C 05-08-1698 Yes
LT1720CDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD C 05-08-1698 Yes
LT1720CMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1720CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 C 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1720CS8#PBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1720CS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 C 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1720IDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD I 05-08-1698 Yes
LT1720IDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD I 05-08-1698 Yes
LT1720IMS8#PBF MS-8 MS8 I 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1720IMS8#TRPBF MS-8 MS8 I 05-08-1660 Yes
LT1720IS8#PBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes
LT1720IS8#TRPBF SO-8 S8 I 05-08-1610 (S8) Yes

LT1720 Package Drawing
LT1720 Package Drawing
LT1720 Package Drawing
LT1720 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
LT1720CDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 C $4.09 $3.44 Yes
LT1720CDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 C $3.49 Yes
LT1720CMS8#PBF MS-8 C $3.80 $3.20 Yes
LT1720CMS8#TRPBF MS-8 C $3.26 Yes
LT1720CS8#PBF SO-8 C $3.15 $2.95 Yes
LT1720CS8#TRPBF SO-8 C $3.01 Yes
LT1720IDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 I $4.78 $3.98 Yes
LT1720IDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 I $4.03 Yes
LT1720IMS8#PBF MS-8 I $4.45 $3.70 Yes
LT1720IMS8#TRPBF MS-8 I $3.76 Yes
LT1720IS8#PBF SO-8 I $3.70 $3.40 Yes
LT1720IS8#TRPBF SO-8 I $3.46 Yes
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