Lower supply current, lower noise and rail-to-rail output with smaller package availability
Features and Benefits
- High DC Precision
- 100 µV Max Offset Voltage
- 1.5 µV/°C Max Offset Drift
- 200 pA Max Input Bias Current
- 0.5 µV p-p Voltage Noise, 0.1 Hz to 10 Hz
- 750 µA Supply Current
- Available in 8-Lead Plastic Mini-DlP and Surface-Mount (SOIC) Packages
- Available in Tape and Reel in Accordance with EIA-481A Standard
- Quad Version: AD704
The AD706 is a dual, low power, bipolar op amp that has the low input bias current of a JFET amplifier, but which offers a significantly lower IB drift over temperature. It utilizes superbeta bipolar input transistors to achieve picoampere input bias current levels (similar to FET input amplifiers at room temperature), while its IB typically only increases by 5× at 125°C (unlike a JFET amp, for which IB doubles every 10°C for a 1000× increase at 125°C). The AD706 also achieves the microvolt offset voltage and low noise characteristics of a precision bipolar input amplifier.
Since it has < 200 pA of bias current, the AD706 does not require the commonly used “balancing” resistor. Furthermore, the current noise is only 50 fA/√Hz, which makes this amplifier usable with very high source impedances. At 600 µA max supply current (per amplifier), the AD706 is well suited for today’s high density boards.
The AD706 is an excellent choice for use in low frequency active filters in 12-bit and 14-bit data acquisition systems, in precision instrumentation, and as a high quality integrator. The AD706 is internally compensated for unity gain and is available in five performance grades. The AD706J is rated over the commercial temperature range of 0°C to +70°C. The AD706A is rated for the extended industrial temperature range of –40°C to +85°C.
The AD706 is offered in two varieties of an 8-lead package: plastic mini-DIP and surface-mount (SOIC).
- The AD706 is a dual low drift op amp that offers JFET
level input bias currents, yet has the low IB drift of a bipolar
amplifier. It may be used in circuits using dual op amps
such as the LT1024.
- The AD706 provides both low drift and high dc precision.
- The AD706 can be used in applications where a chopper
amplifier would normally be required but without the
chopper’s inherent noise.
- Low Frequency Active Filters
- Precision Instrumentation
- Precision Integrators
Product Lifecycle Production
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.
Evaluation Kits (1)
The universal precision op amp evaluation boards have been designed and optimized for many circuit configurations allowing the users to best suit their applications. These boards are all RoHs compliant. See references below on what board to order by lead count and package.
- EVAL-PRAOPAMP-2CPZ (dual 8-lead LFCSP) CP-8
- EVAL-PRAOPAMP-2RMZ (dual 8-lead MSOP) RM-8
- EVAL-PRAOPAMP-2RZ (dual 8-lead SOIC) R-8
Tools & Simulations
AD706 SPICE Macro Models
ADIsimPE, which is powered by SIMetrix/SIMPLIS, is a circuit simulation suite optimized for the design and development of analog and mixed signal circuits. SIMetrix mode is ideal for the simulation of general non-switching circuits. It provides full Pspice compatibility for use with industry-standard SPICE models. SIMPLIS (SIMulation Piecewise-Linear System) mode simulates the operation of switching circuits with vastly improved robustness, speed, and accuracy compared to standard SPICE. It is particularly useful for switching power supply, PLLs, and ADC/DAC applications.
Use the Analog Filter Wizard to design low-pass, high-pass, or band-pass filters with actual op amps in minutes. As you progress through the design process, you can observe the characteristics of your filter design from ideal specifications to real world circuit behavior. Quickly evaluate the tradeoffs in op amp specifications - including gain-bandwidth, noise, and supply current – to determine the best filter design for your requirements.
Use Photodiode Wizard to design a transimpedance amplifier circuit to interface with a photodiode. Select a photodiode from the library included in the tool, or enter custom photodiode specifications. Quickly observe tradeoffs between Bandwidth, Peaking (Q), and ENOB/SNR. Modify circuit parameters, and immediately see results in plots for pulse response, frequency response, and noise gain.
ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.
Sample & Buy
The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.