Ultralow Power, Low Distortion ADC Driver

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The ADA4940-1 / ADA4940-2 are low noise, low distortion differential amplifiers with very low power consumption. They are an ideal choice for driving low power, high resolution, high performance SAR and sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with resolutions up to 18 bits from dc to 1 MHz on only 1.25 mA of quiescent current. The adjustable level of the output common-mode voltage allows the ADA4940-1 /  ADA4940-2 to match the input common-mode voltage of multiple ADCs. The internal common-mode feedback loop provides exceptional output balance, as well as suppression of even-order harmonic distortion products.

With the ADA4940-1 / ADA4940-2, differential gain configurations are easily realized with a simple external feedback network of four resistors determining the closed-loop gain of the amplifier. The ADA4940-1 / ADA4940-2 are fabricated using Analog Devices, Inc., complementary bipolar process, enabling them to achieve very low levels of distortion with an input voltage noise of only 3.9 nV/√Hz. The low dc offset and excellent dynamic performance of the ADA4940-1 / ADA4940-2 make them well suited for a variety of data acquisition and signal processing applications.

The ADA4940-1 is available in a Pb-free, 3 mm × 3 mm, 16-lead LFCSP. The ADA4940-2 is available in a Pb-free, 4 mm × 4 mm, 24-lead LFCSP. The pinout is optimized to facilitate printed circuit board (PCB) layout and minimize distortion. The ADA4940-1 / ADA4940-2 are specified to operate over the −40°C to +125°C temperature range.


  • Low power ADC drivers
  • Single-ended-to-differential converters
  • Differential buffers
  • Line drivers
  • Medical Imaging
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Portable Electronics

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The EVAL-FDA-2CPZ-24 is designed to aid in the evaluation of dual high speed differential amplifiers. The EVAL-FDA-2CPZ-24 is a bare board (that is, there are no components soldered to the board) that enables users to quickly prototype a variety of differential amplifier circuits, which minimizes risk and reduces time to market. The EVAL-FDA-2CPZ-24 evaluation board supports any of the Analog Devices, Inc., dual high speed differential amplifiers in 4 mm × 4 mm, lead frame chip scale packages (LFCSP).

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