Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Two integrated zero drift, rail-to-rail, chop amplifiers
  • TEC voltage and current operation monitoring
  • Programmable TEC maximum voltage and current
  • Programmable TEC current heating and cooling limits
  • Configurable PWM switching frequency up to 1 MHz
  • Power efficiency: > 90%
  • Temperature lock indication
  • Optional internal or external clock source
  • Clock phase adjustment for multiple drop operation
  • Supports negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors or positive temperature coefficient (PTC) resistance thermal detectors (RTDs)
  • 5 V typical and optional 3 V supplies
  • Standby and shutdown mode availability
  • Adjustable soft start feature
  • 5 mm × 5 mm 32-lead LFCSP

Product Details

The ADN8831 is a monolithic TEC controller. It has two inte-grated, zero drift, rail-to-rail comparators, and a PWM driver. A unique PWM driver works with an analog driver to control external selected MOSFETs in an H-bridge. By sensing the thermal detector feedback from the TEC, the ADN8831 can drive a TEC to settle the programmable temperature of a laser diode or a passive component attached to the TEC module.

The ADN8831 supports NTC thermistors or positive tempera-ture coefficient (PTC) RTDs. The target temperature is set as an analog voltage input either from a DAC or from an external resistor divider driven by a reference voltage source.

A proportional integral differential (PID) compensation network helps to quickly and accurately stabilize the ADN8831 thermal control loop. An adjustable PID compensation network example is described in the AN-695 Application Note, Using the ADN8831 TEC Controller Evaluation Board. A typical reference voltage of 2.5 V is available from the ADN8831 for thermistor temperature sensing or for TEC voltage/current measuring and limiting in both cooling and heating modes.

Applications

  • Thermoelectric cooler (TEC) temperature control
  • DWDM optical transceiver modules
  • Optical fiber amplifiers
  • Optical networking systems
  • Instruments requiring TEC temperature control

*Product is covered by U.S. Patent No. 6,486,643

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