The ADA4950-1/ADA4950-2 are gain-selectable versions of the ADA4932-1/ADA4932-2 with on-chip feedback and gain resistors It is an ideal choice for driving high performance ADCs as a single-ended-to-differential or differential-to-differential amplifier. The output common-mode voltage is user adjustable by means of an internal common-mode feedback loop, allowing the ADA4950-x output to match the input of the ADC. The internal feedback loop also provides exceptional output balance as well as suppression of even-order harmonic distortion products.
Differential gain configurations of 1, 2, and 3 are easily realized with internal feedback networks that are connected externally to set the closed-loop gain of the amplifier.
The ADA4950-x is fabricated using the Analog Devices, Inc., proprietary silicon-germanium (SiGe) complementary bipolar process, enabling it to achieve low levels of distortion and noise at low power consumption. The low offset and excellent dynamic performance of the ADA4950-x make it well suited for a wide variety of data acquisition and signal processing applications.
The ADA4950-x is available in a Pb-free, 3 mm × 3 mm, 16-lead LFCSP (ADA4950-1, single) or a Pb-free 4 mm × 4 mm, 24-lead LFCSP (ADA4950-2, dual). The pinout has been optimized to facilitate PCB layout and minimize distortion. The ADA4950-1/ADA4950-2 are specified to operate over the -40°C to +105°C temperature range; both operate on supplies from +3 V to ±5 V.
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|ADA4950-1/ADA4950-2: Low Power, Selectable GainDifferential ADC Driver, G = 1, 2, 3 Data Sheet (Rev A, 03/2013) (pdf, 812 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-1026: High Speed Differential ADC Driver Design Considerations (pdf, 355 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-0990: Terminating a Differential Amplifier in Single-Ended Input Applications (pdf, 181 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-0992: Active Filter Evaluation Board for Differential Amplifiers (pdf, 85 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-282: Fundamentals of Sampled Data Systems (pdf, 2131 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-649: Using the Analog Devices Active Filter Design Tool (pdf, 5301 kB)||Application Notes|
AN-584: Using the AD813X Differential Amplifier
(pdf, 174 kB)
The AD813x differs from conventional op amps by the external presence of an additional input and output. The additional input, VOGM, controls the output common mode voltage.
AN-589: Ways to Optimize the Performance of a Difference Amplifier
(pdf, 115 kB)
This Application Note presents several ways to build and optimize the performance of a discrete difference amplifier. It also recommends amplifiers that will make the overall solution cost/performance competitive with monolithic instrument amplifiers.
|MT-218: Multiple Feedback Band-Pass Design Example (pdf, 0)||Tutorials|
|MT-076: Differential Driver Analysis (pdf, 95 kB)||Tutorials|
|MT-075: Differential Drivers for High Speed ADCs Overview (pdf, 183 kB)||Tutorials|
A Stress-Free Method for Choosing High-Speed Op Amps
A decision-tree approach to making the critical decision about high-speed op amp selection, including a look at some helpful tools.
|UG-107: Evaluation Board for Dual High Speed Selectable Gain Differential Amplifiers (24-Lead, 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP) (pdf, 326 kB)||User Guides|
"Rules of the Road" for High-Speed Differential ADC Drivers
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2009)
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ADI's new ADI DiffAmpCalc is a free, downloadable calculator for designing differential amplifier circuits. The tool is easy to use and features an interactive user interface to quickly get you up and running.
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|ADA4950 SPICE Macro Model||SPICE Models||HTML|
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