LTK001 - Thermocouple Cold Junction Compensator and Matched Amplifier


  • 0.75°C Initial Accuracy (A Version)
  • Extremely Low Warmup Drift
  • Preset Outputs for Type E, J, K, R, S, T
  • Single 5V to ± 20V Operation
  • 480µA Typical Supply Current
  • Available in 8-Pin DIP Package

Typical Application

LTK001 Typical Application


The LTK001 is a thermocouple amplifier supplied with a matched cold junction compensator. By separating the amplifier and compensator functions, the problem of compensator temperature rise is virtually eliminated. The compensator is a selected version of the LT®1025 cold junction compensator. The amplifier, which is also available separately as LTKA0x has been specially selected for thermocouple applications. It has low supply current to minimize warmup drift, very low offset voltage (<35µV), high gain, and extremely low input bias currents (<600pA) to allow high impedance input filters to be used without degrading offset voltage or drift.

Matching of the kits is accomplished by separating the compensators and amplifiers according to the polarity of their initial (room temperature) errors. This eliminates the need to sum the errors of the two components to find the worst-case error.

The LTK001 has direct thermocouple outputs of 60.9µV/°C (E), 51.7µV/°C (J), 40.6µV/°C (K, T), and 5.95µV/°C (R, S). It also has a 10mV/°C output which can be scaled to match any arbitrary thermocouple.

For multiple thermocouple applications using one compensator, amplifiers may be ordered separately (LTKA0x), still matched to the compensator.


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
LTK001ACN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LTK001CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LTKA00CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes
LTKA01CN8#PBF N-8 N C 05-08-1510 (N8) Yes

LTK001 Package Drawing
LTK001 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
LTK001ACN8#PBF N-8 C $12.60 $10.35 Yes
LTK001CN8#PBF N-8 C $6.60 $5.50 Yes
LTKA00CN8#PBF N-8 C $3.75 $3.05 Yes
LTKA01CN8#PBF N-8 C $3.75 $3.05 Yes
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