👵🏻👵🏻👵🏻 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬?

For me, the oldest component I consistently reach for in my designs is the 𝗟𝗠𝟯𝟯𝟵 comparator. While many might be swayed by the allure of newer, shinier alternatives, there’s something incredibly reassuring about working with tried-and-true components.

𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀? Personally, I find it challenging. These stalwarts have withstood the test of time for a reason.

The 𝗟𝗠𝟯𝟯𝟵 isn’t just a piece of hardware; it’s a testament to enduring quality and reliability. Easy to design with and reliable in its function, it’s no wonder I, and many like me, continue to sing its praises.

LM339 datasheet
LM339 datasheet
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