Ultralow Distortion Current Feedback Differential ADC Driver
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.
- ADC drivers
- Single-ended-to-differential converters
- IF and baseband gain blocks
- Differential buffers
- Differential line drivers
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
MT-076: Differential Driver Analysis
"Rules of the Road" for High-Speed Differential ADC Drivers
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2009)
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