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AD8372:  41 dB RANGE, 1 dB Step Size, Programmable Dual VGA

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD8372 is a dual, digitally controlled, variable gain amplifier that provides precise gain control, high IP3, and low noise figure. The excellent distortion performance and moderate signal bandwidth make the AD8372 a suitable gain control device for a variety of multichannel receiver applications.

For wide input dynamic range applications, the AD8372 provides a broad 41 dB gain range. The gain is programmed through a bidirectional 4-pin serial interface. The serial inter-face consists of a clock, latch, data input, and data output lines for each channel.

The AD8372 provides the ability to set the transconductance of the output stage using a single external resistor. The RXT1 and RXT2 pins provide a band gap derived stable reference voltage of 1.56 V. Typically 2.0 kΩ shunt resistors to ground are used to set the maximum gain to a nominal value of 31 dB. The current setting resistors can be adjusted to manipulate the gain and distortion performance of each channel. This is a flexible feature in applications where it is desirable to trade off distortion performance for lower power consumption.

The AD8372 is powered on by applying the appropriate logic level to the ENB1, ENB2 pins. When powered down, the AD8372 consumes less than 2.6 mA and offers excellent input-to-output isolation. The gain setting is preserved when powered down.

Fabricated on an Analog Devices high frequency BiCMOS process, the AD8372 provides precise gain adjustment capabilities with good distortion performance. The quiescent current of the AD8372 is typically 106 mA per channel. The AD8372 amplifier comes in a compact, thermally enhanced 5 mm × 5 mm 32-lead LFCSP package and operates over the temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.


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  • Single-ended-to-differential conversion
  • Data Sheet, Rev. 0, 11/07


    • Dual independent digitally controlled VGA
    • Differential input and output
      150 Ω differential input
      Open-collector differential output
    • 7.8 dB noise figure to 100 MHz @ maximum gain
    • HD2/HD3 better than 77 dBc for 1 V p-p differential output
    • −3 dB bandwidth of 150 MHz
    • 41 dB gain range
    • 1 dB step size ± 0.2 dB
    • Serial 8-bit bidirectional SPI control interface
    • Wide input dynamic range
    • Pin-programmable output stage
    • Power-down feature
    • Single 5 V supply: 106 mA per channel

    Functional Block Diagram for AD8372


    Title Content Type File Type
    AD8372: 41 dB Range, 1 dB Step Size, Programmable Dual VGA Data Sheet (Rev B, 06/2011) (pdf, 715 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
    RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
    Overview PDF
    RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
    What are Variable Gain Amplifiers (VGA's) and how are they used? FAQs/RAQs HTML
    Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

    Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

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    ADI’s ADIsimRF design tool provides calculations for the most important parameters within the RF signal chain, including cascaded gain, noise figure, IP3, P1dB, and total power consumption.
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    ADIsimPLL™- Version 3.60.10
    ADIsimPLL enables the rapid and reliable evaluation of new high performance PLL products from ADI. It is the most comprehensive PLL Synthesizer design and simulation tool available today. Simulations performed include all key non-linear effects that are significant in affecting PLL performance. ADIsimPLL removes at least one iteration from the design process, thereby speeding the design- to-market.
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