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Features and Benefits

  • Rail-to-Rail Input and Output
  • Single Supply Input Range: −0.4V to 44V
  • Micropower: 50µA/Amplifier Max
  • MSOP Package
  • Specified on 3V, 5V and ±15V Supplies
  • High Output Current: 20mA
  • Output Drives 10,000pF with Output Compensation
  • Reverse Battery Protection to 18V
  • No Supply Sequencing Problems
  • High Voltage Gain: 1500V/mV
  • High CMRR: 98dB
  • No Phase Reversal
  • Gain Bandwidth Product: 200kHz

Product Details

The dual LT1490 and quad LT1491 op amps operate on all single and split supplies with a total voltage of 2V to 44V drawing only 40µA of quiescent current per amplifier. These amplifiers are reverse supply protected; they draw no current for reverse supply up to 18V. The input range of the LT1490/LT1491 includes both supplies and the output swings to both supplies. Unlike most micropower op amps, the LT1490/LT1491 can drive heavy loads; their rail-to-rail outputs drive 20mA. The LT1490/LT1491 are unity-gain stable and drive all capacitive loads up to 10,000pF when optional 0.22µF and 150Ω compensation is used.

The LT1490/LT1491 have a unique input stage that operates and remains high impedance when above the positive supply. The inputs take 44V both differential and common mode even when operating on a 3V supply. Built-in resistors protect the inputs for faults below the negative supply up to 22V. There is no phase reversal of the output for inputs 22V below V or 44V above V, independent of V+.

The LT1490 dual op amp is available in the 8-pin MSOP, SO and PDIP packages. The quad LT1491 is available in the 14-pin SO and PDIP packages.

For new designs it is recommended that the LT1490A/LT1491A be used instead of the LT1490/LT1491. See the LT1490A/LT1491A data sheet for details.


  • Battery- or Solar-Powered Systems
    • Portable Instrumentation
    • Sensor Conditioning
  • Supply Current Sensing
  • Battery Monitoring
  • Micropower Active Filters
  • 4mA to 20mA Transmitters

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