Features and Benefits
- Low Noise: 1.6nV/√Hz RTI
- Low Power: 18mA at 3V
- Low Distortion (HD2/HD3):
- –80dBc/–69dBc at 50MHz, 2VP-P
- –104dBc/–90dBc at 20MHz, 2VP-P
- Rail-to-Rail Differential Input
- 2.7V to 3.5V Supply Voltage Range
- Fully Differential Input and Output
- Adjustable Output Common Mode Voltage
- 800MHz –3dB Bandwidth with AV = 1
- Gain-Bandwidth Product: 3GHz
- Low Power Shutdown
- Available in 8-Lead MSOP and Tiny 16-Lead 3mm x 3mm x 0.75mm QFN Packages
The LTC6406 is a very low noise, low distortion, fully differential input/output amplifier optimized for 3V, single supply operation. The LTC6406 input common mode range is rail-to-rail, while the output common mode voltage is independently adjustable by applying a voltage on the VOCM pin. This makes the LTC6406 ideal for level shifting signals with a wide common mode range for driving 12-bit to 16-bit single supply, differential input ADCs.
A 3GHz gain-bandwidth product results in 70dB linearity for 50MHz input signals. The LTC6406 is unity gain stable and the closed-loop bandwidth extends from DC to 800MHz. The output voltage swing extends from near-ground to 2V, to be compatible with a wide range of ADC converter input requirements. The LTC6406 draws only 18mA, and has a hardware shutdown feature which reduces current consumption to 300µA.
The LTC6406 is available in a compact 3mm x 3mm 16-pin leadless QFN package as well as an 8-lead MSOP package, and operates over a –40°C to 85°C temperature range.
- Differential Input ADC Driver
- Single-Ended to Differential Conversion
- Level-Shifting Ground-Referenced Signals
- Level-Shifting VCC-Referenced Signals
- High-Linearity Direct Conversion Receivers
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
Evaluation Kits (2)
DC1147A-D: Demo Board for the LTC6406 3GHz, Low Noise, Rail-to-Rail Input Differential Amplifier/Driver
DC1058A-E: Demo Board for the LTC2207 16-Bit, 105Msps ADC and LTC6406 3GHz, Low Noise, Rail-to-Rail Input Differential Amplifier/Driver.
Documentation & Resources
R532 Reliability Data3/26/2018
High Speed Amplifiers/ADC Drivers4/29/2015
88dB SFDR @ 100MHz6/27/2011
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