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
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
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.
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