Features and Benefits
- Programmable Differential Gain via Two External Resistors
- Adjustable Output Common Mode Voltage
- Operates and Specified with 3V, 5V, ±5V Supplies
- 0.5dB Ripple 4th Order Lowpass Filter with 20MHz Cutoff
- 76dB S/N with 3V Supply and 2VP-P Output
- Low Distortion, 2VP-P, 800Ω Load
- 2.5MHz: 83dBc 2nd, 88dBc 3rd
- 20MHz: 63dBc 2nd, 64dBc 3rd
- Fully Differential Inputs and Outputs
- SO-8 Package
- Compatible with Popular Differential Amplifier Pinouts
The LT6600-20 combines a fully differential amplifier with a 4th order 20MHz lowpass filter approximating a Chebyshev frequency response. Most differential amplifiers require many precision external components to tailor gain and bandwidth. In contrast, with the LT6600-20, two external resistors program differential gain, and the filter’s 20MHz cutoff frequency and passband ripple are internally set. The LT6600-20 also provides the necessary level shifting to set its output common mode voltage to accommodate the reference voltage requirements of A/Ds.
Using a proprietary internal architecture, the LT6600-20 integrates an antialiasing filter and a differential amplifier/ driver without compromising distortion or low noise performance. At unity gain the measured in band signal-to-noise ratio is an impressive 76dB. At higher gains the input referred noise decreases so the part can process smaller input differential signals without significantly degrading the output signal-to-noise ratio.
The LT6600-20 also features low voltage operation. The differential design provides outstanding performance for a 2VP-P signal level while the part operates with a single 3V supply.
The LT6600-20 is packaged in an SO-8 and is pin compatible with stand alone differential amplifiers.
- High Speed ADC Antialiasing and DAC Smoothing in Networking or Cellular Base Station Applications
- High Speed Test and Measurement Equipment
- Medical Imaging
- Drop-in Replacement for Differential Amplifiers
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.
Tools & Simulations
LTspice® is a powerful, fast and free simulation software, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for improving the simulation of analog circuits.
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Sys-Parameter models contain behavioral parameters, such as P1dB, IP3, gain, noise figure and return loss, which describe nonlinear and linear characteristics of a device.
ADIsimRF is an easy-to-use RF signal chain calculator. Cascaded gain, noise, distortion and power consumption can be calculated, plotted and exported for signal chains with up to 50 stages. ADIsimRF also includes an extensive data base of device models for ADI’s RF and mixed signal components.
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