- ADI’s ADA4960-1 differential amplifier is industry’s first to drive 1-GHz data converter signals with 8-bit linearity.
Industry’s first to drive 1-GHz data converter signals with 8-bit linearity.

Norwood, MA (05/27/2010) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance signal processing and leading provider of amplifier and data conversion technologies, introduced today the industry’s first 5-GHz differential amplifier able to drive ADC (analog-to-digital converter) signals from DC to 1 GHz at half the power of competing products. The ADA4960-1 differential amplifier is a high-performance, low-distortion, ultra-high-speed differential amplifier effective for a wide variety of high-speed ADCs with 10-bit linearity to 500 MHz and 8-bit linearity up to 1 GHz. The ADA4960-1 differential amplifier can drive a wide variety of ADCs, such as Analog Devices’ AD9626 12-bit ADC and the AD9211 10-bit ADC.

The ADA4960-1 differential amplifier (data sheet) consumes just 60 mA of quiescent current when operating up to 1 GHz. The amplifier features a 8,700 V/μs (volts per microsecond) slew rate (AV = 6 dB, 2-V step) and wideband, low-distortion performance for frequencies up to and beyond 1 GHz, which make it effective for RF (radio frequency) and IF (immediate frequency) wired communications applications in industrial and instrumentation, defense electronics and aerospace designs. The user accessible gain adjust and bandwidth extension features allow configuration of the ADA4960-1 for line driver and channel equalization applications.

For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADA4960-1. For information on ADI’s differential amplifier design tool, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADIsimDiffAmp

ADA4960-1 Differential Amplifier Key Features and Benefits

  • −3 dB bandwidth of 5 GHz (AV = 6 dB)
  • Single resistor programmable gain: 0 dB to 18 dB
  • Differential or single-ended input to differential output
  • Low harmonic distortion (HD2/HD3 @ AV = 6 dB)
    • −88/−69 dBc @ 250 MHz
    • −77/−66 dBc @ 500 MHz
    • −73/−72 dBc @ 1 GHz
  • −63 dBc IMD3 @ 1 GHz
  • Slew rate: 8,700 V/μs (AV = 6 dB, 2-V pk-pk output)
  • Fast settling time of 1 ns to 1% and overdrive recovery of 10 ns.
  • 5-V single-supply operation
  • 0.1 gain flatness to 300 MHz

Availability and Pricing

Product Availability Temperature
Price Each
Per 1,000
ADA4960-1 NOW -40°C - +105°C $6.00 3 mm x 3 mm
16-Lead LFSCP

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 100,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index. http://www.analog.com

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