I was recently thinking about the issues surrounding rail to rail input opamps and the problems of making them low distortion – a problem I have had to overcome when designing integrated circuits for instrumentation applications. Some rail to rail opamps use two input stages – one using NMOS input transistors, the other using PMOS […]
Analog Devices, Inc. announces the LTC6432-15, a wideband fully differential amplifier with 15dB gain, offering linearity of up to +50.3dBm OIP3 (output third-order intercept), very high OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of +22.7dBm, and 3.2dB noise figure at 150MHz. In addition to its outstanding signal-to-noise at high frequencies, it maintains its dynamic range performance even […]
A voltage follower is also known as a unity gain amplifier, a voltage buffer, or an isolation amplifier. In a voltage follower circuit, the output voltage is equal to the input voltage; thus, it has a gain of one (unity) and does not amplify the incoming signal. The voltage follower does not need any external […]
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(editor’s note: Intrigued by the problem? Have a question or another solution? Then click the “Read more” link and follow the conversation on EDAboard.com or log in to EDAboard and participate in the analog forum threads.) Long distance cell phone detector – I found these schematics on a circuit diagram website. After building it many […]
Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC6419, a dual 10GHz gain bandwidth product differential amplifier with very low input voltage noise density of 1.1nV/√Hz, delivering outstanding SNR performance for wideband signal amplification. Additionally, the LTC6419 offers low distortion, providing 85dB spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) at 100MHz while driving 2VP-P signals. […]
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The TALQ Consortium, developers of the global standard interface for smart outdoor lighting networks, have just released the formal beta version of the entire TALQ Test Suite for its members. With this test tool companies can now start testing their smart lighting solutions for multi-vendor interoperability. The Test Suite will allow first products to be […]
The operation amplifier – commonly called the op amp – is the key building block of analog circuits. In its basic configuration, it is most often used to amplify a signal, of course. It can also be configured to perform mathematical operations such as implementing multiplication or division of two signals, take a square root, […]
Operational amplifiers are used in many configurations and with many variations on specifications, depending upon the application. However, an IC package of operational amplifiers will often come with several in a package (e.g., a “quad pack” will have four op amps). If you have leftover, unused op amps on the same chip, the unused ones […]
Qorvo has introduced three new solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) modules that further expand the power and frequency range of the company’s Spatium® amplifier family. The modules are optimized for electronic warfare applications, enabling defense customers to use ultra-wideband SSPA technology as an alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). “The need for wider bandwidth, higher frequency […]
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(editor’s note: Intrigued by the problem? Have a question or another solution? Then click the “Read more” link and follow the conversation on EDAboard.com or log in to EDAboard and participate in the analog IC forum threads.) Making gain positive and NF less than 7.0 dB – I have designed a mm-wave amplifier, as I intend to […]