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AD8079:  Dual 260 MHz Gain = +2.0 & +2.2 Buffer

Product Details

The AD8079 is a dual, low power, high speed buffer designed to operate on ±5 V supplies. The AD8079's pinout offers excellent input and output isolation compared to the traditional dual amplifier pin configuration. With two ac ground pins separating both the inputs and outputs, the AD8079 achieves very low crosstalk of less than -70 dB at 5 MHz.

Additionally, the AD8079 contains gain setting resistors factory set at G = +2.0 (A grade) or Gain = +2.2 (B grade) allowing circuit configurations with minimal external components. The B grade gain of +2.2 compensates for gain loss through a system by providing a single-point trim. Using active laser trimming of these resistors, the AD8079 guarantees tight control of gain and channel-channel gain matching. With its performance and figuration, the AD8079 is well suited for driving differential cables and transformers. Its low distortion and fast settling are ideal for buffering high speed dual or differential A-to-D converters.

The AD8079 features a unique transimpedance linearization circuitry. This allows it to drive video loads with excellent differential gain and phase performance of 0.01% and 0.02° on only 50 mW of power per amplifier. It features gain flatness of 0.1 dB to 50 MHz. This makes the AD8079 ideal for professional video electronics such as cameras and video switchers.

The AD8079 offers low power of 5 mA/amplifier (VS = ±5 V) and can run on a single +12 V power supply while delivering over 70 mA of load current. All of this is offered in a small 8-pin SOIC package. These features make this amplifier ideal for portable and battery powered applications where size and power are critical.

The outstanding bandwidth of 260 MHz along with 800 V/µs of slew rate make the AD8079 useful in many general purpose high speed applications where dual power supplies of ±3 V to ±6 V are required.

The AD8079 is available in the industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.


  • Factory Set Gain
    Gain of 2.2 Compensates for System Gain Loss
    Minimizes External Components
    Tight Control of Gain and Gain Matching (0.1%)
  • Optimum Dual Pinout
    Simplifies PCB Layout
    Low Crosstalk of -70dB @ 5MHz
  • Excellent Video Specifications (RL=150 Ω)
    Gain Flatness 0.1dB to 50MHz
    0.01% Differential Gain Error
    0.02° Differential Phase Error
  • Low Power of 50 mW/Amplifier (5mA)
  • High Speed and Fast Settling
    260MHz, -3dB Bandwidth
    750 V/µs Slew Rate (2 V Step), 800 V/µs 4 V Step)
    40 ns Settling Time to 0.1% (2V Step)
  • Low Distortion of -65dBc THD, fc=5MHz
  • High Output Drive of Over 70mA

Pin Configuration Diagram for AD8079


Title Content Type File Type
AD8079: Dual 260 MHz Gain = +2.0 & +2.2 Buffer Data Sheet  (Rev A, 11/1996) (pdf, 348 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-649: Using the Analog Devices Active Filter Design Tool  (pdf, 5301 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-581: Biasing and Decoupling Op Amps in Single Supply Applications  (pdf, 166 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-356: User's Guide to Applying and Measuring Operational Amplifier Specifications  (pdf, 538 kB) Application Notes PDF
AN-402: Replacing Output Clamping Op Amps with Input Clamping Amps  (pdf, 55 kB)
So far most clamping amplifiers have relied upon an output clamping architecture and are called output clamp amps (OCAs). A new architecture called an input clamp amp (ICA) offers superior clamping accuracy and lower distortion.
Application Notes PDF
AN-417: Fast Rail-to-Rail Operational Amplifiers Ease Design Constraints in Low Voltage High Speed Systems  (pdf, 228 kB)
Movement towards lower power supply voltages is driven by the demand that systems consume less and less power coupled with the desire to reduce the number of power supply voltages in the system. The following applications are discussed: Single-Ended and Differential Input ADC Input Circuits, Video Line Driver, Active Filter, HDSL Transceiver, and Transformer Drive Circuits.
Application Notes PDF
MT-060: Choosing Between Voltage Feedback and Current Feedback Op Amps  (pdf, 62 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-059: Compensating for the Effects of Input Capacitance on VFB and CFB Op Amps Used in Current-to-Voltage Converters  (pdf, 69 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-058: Effects of Feedback Capacitance on VFB and CFB Op Amps  (pdf, 66 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-056: High Speed Voltage Feedback Op Amps  (pdf, 109 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-053: Op Amp Distortion: HD, THD, THD + N, IMD, SFDR, MTPR  (pdf, 104 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-052: Op Amp Noise Figure: Don't Be Misled  (pdf, 60 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-050: Op Amp Total Output Noise Calculations for Second-Order System  (pdf, 38 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-049: Op Amp Total Output Noise Calculations for Single-Pole System  (pdf, 40 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-048: Op Amp Noise Relationships: 1/f Noise, RMS Noise, and Equivalent Noise Bandwidth  (pdf, 81 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-047: Op Amp Noise  (pdf, 72 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-033: Voltage Feedback Op Amp Gain and Bandwidth  (pdf, 251 kB) Tutorials PDF
MT-032: Ideal Voltage Feedback (VFB) Op Amp  (pdf, 65 kB) Tutorials PDF
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.
Webcasts WEBCAST
High Speed Amplifiers Selection Table  (pdf, 77 kB) Product Selection Guide PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
dBm/dBu/dBv Calculator
This calculator converts between standard units of power measurement and signal strength.
Utilities and Conversions HTML
Power Dissipation vs Die Temp
This tool estimates die temperature and power dissipation based on the supply voltages, ambient temperature, load characteristics, and package thermal data.
Utilities and Conversions HTML
This tool will help with the selection, evaluation and troubleshooting of voltage feedback Op-Amps. It uses typical data to model the behavior of a selected amplifier. It allows a user to select an amplifier, configure a circuit, apply a signal and evaluate the performance. It is useful for checking an amplifier's spec's such as Bandwidth, Slew Rate, Input/Output Range, Gain Error, Load Current, Stability Issues and DC Errors in a given circuit.
ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
OpAmp Stability
An applet for demonstrating stability effects in opamp buffers.
Design Calculators HTML
AD8079 SPICE Macro-Model SPICE Models HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

AD8079 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD8079AR Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Tube, 98 $7.20 $6.53 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8079ARZ Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Tube, 98 $5.05 $4.56 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8079ARZ-REEL Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 2500 - $4.56 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8079ARZ-REEL7 Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 1000 $5.05 $4.56 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8079BR-REEL Status: Last Time Buy 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 2500 - $5.02 N  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
AD8079BR-REEL7 Status: Last Time Buy 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 1000 $5.54 $5.02 N  Material Info PCN/PDN Purchase
AD8079BRZ Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Tube, 98 $6.57 $5.93 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD8079BRZ-REEL Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 2500 - $5.93 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8079BRZ-REEL7 Status: Production 8 ld SOIC 8 Ind Reel, 1000 $6.57 $5.93 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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