Kosmo 1222 source a reasonable LM4040AIZ 4.1?

Hi Im going through the Kosmo 1222 BOM and I cant find a reasonable LM4040AIZ 4.1
I can find a LM 4040 BIM3-4.1 in SOT-23-3 format.
or a LM 4040 CIZ-5.0 5 V TO-92

The guy link on the BOM is an ebay seller.
with the following status.
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and it will cost me 17 euros to get 1 of them ( im thinking of getting parts for 3 oscilators).

I have gone for a set of 6 LM4040DIZ-4.1 @ €7.40 for 6.
Presume they will work?

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you can compare to see if it’s compatible :

i don’t know
I also find it difficult to find this component

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The first letter after the type code is the tolerance grade:

  • Max 0.1%, 100 ppm/°C – A Grade
  • Max 0.2%, 100 ppm/°C – B Grade
  • Max 0.5%, 100 ppm/°C – C Grade
  • Max 1.0%, 150 ppm/°C – D Grade

Datasheet mentions an E Grade too (2.0%) but not sure if that’s still produced.

ok by that logic I should go for the LM 4040 BIM3-4.1 in SOT-23-3 as it is more accurate.
Even thought I have to solder a surace mount component.
Ill get them both and see what works.

Thanks for the feedback. :slight_smile:

oof, i was getting mine at Digikey, but they seem to be down right now :\

not really reasonable… but



thanks a lot ! …

I second Mouser. For my first LMNC Oscillator, I bit the bullet for one on eBay for £7.99 and 80p shipping, then saw them on mouser for so much cheaper, and I kicked myself in the foot. Safe to say I’ll be more thoroughly researching for components now!

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Well, of course, one from Mouser and nothing else will run you close to $9 (in the US) once you factor in shipping.


It’s one of the harder to find parts for LMNC modules like the momentary switches for the ADSR. I think I ended up getting the AIZ from mouser. That being said other pcb kits like mfos use way more parts you can’t find on Tayda


When I got mine I got a few thousand resistors as well so I wouldn’t feel bad about paying more in shipping than the parts :rofl:


for me on Mouser 20E for shippement !?! crazy
I’m skipping my turn and wait to find another source

i just find some LM4040 but DIZ 4.1 on ebay but i don’t know if this tolerance (1.0%) make a big difference ?

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with the trim pot on the output of that regulator i would think it really shouldn’t make all that much difference. Unless that AIZ is just that much more stable

1% of 4.1 is only +- 0.041v


yes ! it’s maybe the simplest solution for me without breaking the bank :grinning:

(the AIZ = 0.1%)

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In our application (the #1222), as you say the precision doesn’t matter thanks to the REF trim pot.
The main difference between the A, B & C parts and the D&E, is the temperature stability (±100ppm/°C vs ±150ppm/°C), but if you intend to keep the temperature mostly constant or are willing to re-tune when temperature changes significantly, it probably doesn’t matter all that much.

If my calculations are correct, the difference isn’t huge.
If you had a worst case of going from 0°C in a van to 45°C in a concert like Sam had:
The change in voltage would be ±100ppm/°C x 45°C = ±4500ppm
For the top octave at 4V, you get a drift of ±4500/1000000x4V= 0.018V
In musical terms, that is 0.018 octave x 12 semitone/octave x 100 cent/semitone = 21.6 cents
For the D&E parts, multiplying by 1.5 gives us 32.4 cents

Chances are that with such a large temperature change, you may need a tuning anyways due to other components’ temperature coefficient.

EDIT: I had missed the factor of 4 for the top octave in the first multiplication.


thanks a lot for these presisions !

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I think I must have the wrong one, like totally wrong…

Is there an equivilrnt… ( off to look )

Here’s another question, does that device have enough current capacity to provide the reference for 3 modules?? seems it would reduce cost if you could get one module to provide the reference for a string of them. Or would there be a licklyhood of voltage drop from one pcb to the next?



…which makes me wonder if a TL431 wouldn’t be a better choice (<50 ppm/°C avg, and ~1/3 of the price) but that one would depend on a resistor divider to give you 4.0 V, but assuming the resistors have the same tempco as each other that shouldn’t matter much, and the other circuit has a trimmer too, and you can use the trimmer as the divider, and… decisions, decisions.


Is there a reason, and I may be missing something entirely…

That a high precison 5v regulator could not be used on it’s own, and the resistor divider ladder just added to with an extra 10k Pre-Precision resistor. or the 1st 10K swapped out for a 20K?