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AD539:  Wideband Dual-Channel Linear Multiplier/Divider

Product Details

The AD539 is a low distortion analog multiplier having two identical signal channels (Y1 and Y2), with a common X input providing linear control of gain. Excellent ac characteristics up to video frequencies and a −3 dB bandwidth of over 60 MHz are provided. Although intended primarily for applications where speed is important, the circuit exhibits good static accuracy in computational applications. Scaling is accurately determined by a band-gap voltage reference and all critical parameters are laser-trimmed during manufacture.

The full bandwidth can be realized over most of the gain range using the AD539 with simple resistive loads of up to 100 Ω. Output voltage is restricted to a few hundred millivolts under these conditions.

The two channels provide flexibility. In single-channel applications, they can be used in parallel to double the output current, in series to achieve a square-law gain function with a control range of over 100 dB, or differentially to reduce distortion. Alternatively, they can be used independently, as in audio stereo applications, with low crosstalk between channels. Voltage-controlled filters and oscillators using the state-variable approach are easily designed, taking advantage of the dual channels and common control. The AD539 can also be configured as a divider with signal bandwidths up to 15 MHz.

Power consumption is only 135 mW using the recommended ±5 V supplies. The AD539 is available in three versions: the J and K grades are specified for 0 to 70°C operation and S grade is guaranteed over the extended range of −55°C to +125°C. The J and K grades are available in either a hermetic ceramic SBDIP (D-16) or a low cost PDIP (N-16), whereas the S grade is available in ceramic SBDIP (D-16) or LCC (E-20-1). The S grade is availa¬ble in MIL-STD-883 and Standard Military Drawing (DESC) Number 5962-8980901EA versions.


  • Precise high bandwidth AGC and VCA systems
  • Voltage-controlled filters
  • Video signal processing
  • High speed analog division
  • Automatic signal-leveling
  • Square-law gain/loss control


  • Two Quadrant Multiplication/Division
  • Two Independent Signal Channels
  • Signal Bandwidth of 60 MHz (IOUT)
  • Linear Control Channel Bandwidth of 5 MHz
  • Low Distortion (to 0.01%)
  • Fully-Calibrated, Monolithic Circuit

Functional Block Diagram for AD539

AD539 Diagram
Functional Block Diagram for AD539


Title Content Type File Type
AD539: Wideband Dual-Channel Linear Multiplier/Divider Data Sheet (Rev B, 04/2011) (pdf, 637 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AD539 Military Data Sheet  (Rev C, 07/2007) (pdf) Data Sheets PDF
AN-213: Low Cost, Two-Chip, Voltage -Controlled Amplifier and Video Switch  (pdf, 391 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-255: Voltage-Controlled Amplifier Covers 55 dB Range  (pdf, 48 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-309: 09: Build Fast VCAs and VCFs with Analog Multipliers  (pdf, 633 kB) Application Notes PDF
ADI Warns Against Misuse of COTS Integrated Circuits  (pdf, 13 kB)
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Price, packaging, availability

AD539 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
5962-8980901EA Status: Production 16 ld Side-Brazed CerDip 16 Mil Tube, 23 $139.06 $125.70 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539JDZ Status: Production 16 ld Side-Brazed CerDip 16 Comm. Tube, 23 $39.84 $36.01 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539JNZ Status: Production 16 ld PDIP 16 Comm. Tube, 25 $21.42 $19.37 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539KDZ Status: Production 16 ld Side-Brazed CerDip 16 Comm. Tube, 23 $66.51 $60.10 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539KNZ Status: Production 16 ld PDIP 16 Comm. Tube, 25 $31.41 $28.39 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539SD/883B Status: Production 16 ld Side-Brazed CerDip 16 Mil Tube, 23 $164.97 $149.12 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD539SE/883B Status: Production LCC:CER LEADLESS CHIP CARR 20 Mil Tube, 54 $321.17 $290.36 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
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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.

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