The ADA4927 is a low noise, ultralow distortion, high speed, current feedback differential amplifier that is an ideal choice for driving high performance ADCs with resolutions up to 16 bits from dc to 100 MHz. The output common-mode level can easily be matched to the required ADC input common-mode levels. The internal common-mode feedback loop provides exceptional output balance and suppression of even-order distortion products.
Differential gain configurations are easily realized using an external feedback network comprising four resistors. The current feedback architecture provides loop gain that is nearly independent of closed-loop gain, achieving wide bandwidth, low distortion, and low noise at higher gains and lower power consumption than comparable voltage feedback amplifiers.
The ADA4927 is fabricated using the Analog Devices, Inc., silicon-germanium complementary bipolar process, enabling very low levels of distortion with an input voltage noise of only 1.3 nV/√Hz. The low dc offset and excellent dynamic performance of the ADA4927 make it well suited for a wide variety of data acquisition and signal processing applications.
The ADA4927-1 is available in a Pb-free, 3 mm × 3 mm 16-lead LFCSP, and the ADA4927-2 is available in a Pb-free, 4 mm × 4 mm 24-lead LFCSP. The pinouts are optimized to facilitate printed circuit board (PCB) layout and to minimize distortion. They are specified to operate over the −40°C to +105°C temperature range.
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|ADA4927-1/ADA4927-2: Ultralow Distortion Current Feedback Differential ADC Driver Data Sheet (Rev A, 08/2009) (pdf, 828 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-1026: High Speed Differential ADC Driver Design Considerations (pdf, 355 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-0990: Terminating a Differential Amplifier in Single-Ended Input Applications (pdf, 181 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-0992: Active Filter Evaluation Board for Differential Amplifiers (pdf, 85 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-282: Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems (pdf, 2131 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-649: Using the Analog Devices Active Filter Design Tool (pdf, 5301 kB)||Application Notes|
AN-584: Using the AD813X Differential Amplifier
(pdf, 174 kB)
The AD813x differs from conventional op amps by the external presence of an additional input and output. The additional input, VOGM, controls the output common mode voltage.
AN-589: Ways to Optimize the Performance of a Difference Amplifier
(pdf, 115 kB)
This Application Note presents several ways to build and optimize the performance of a discrete difference amplifier. It also recommends amplifiers that will make the overall solution cost/performance competitive with monolithic instrument amplifiers.
|MT-218: Multiple Feedback Band-Pass Design Example (pdf, 0)||Tutorials|
|MT-076: Differential Driver Analysis (pdf, 95 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-075: Differential Drivers for High Speed ADCs Overview (pdf, 183 kB)||Tutorials|
A Stress-Free Method for Choosing High-Speed Op Amps
A decision-tree approach to making the critical decision about high-speed op amp selection, including a look at some helpful tools.
UG-132: Evaluation Board User Guide for the ADA492x-1 and ADA493x-1 Family of Differential Amplifiers
(pdf, 226 kB)
Differential Amplifier Evaluation Board for Single 16-lead 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP Packages
"Rules of the Road" for High-Speed Differential ADC Drivers
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2009)
RF Source Booklet
(PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
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ADI's new ADI DiffAmpCalc is a free, downloadable calculator for designing differential amplifier circuits. The tool is easy to use and features an interactive user interface to quickly get you up and running.
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|ADA4927 SPICE Macro Model||SPICE Models||HTML|
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