Two Independent Linear-in-dB Channels
Input Noise at Maximum Gain: 1.8 nV/√Hz, 2.7 pA/√Hz
Bandwidth: 40 MHz (–3 dB)
Absolute Gain Range Programmable:
–14 dB to +34 dB (FBK Shorted to OUT) Through
0 dB to +48 dB (FBK Open)
Variable Gain Scaling: 20 dB/V Through 40 dB/V
Stable Gain with Temperature and Supply Variations
Single-Ended Unipolar Gain Control
Output Common-Mode Independently Set
Power Shutdown at Lower End of Gain Control
Single 5 V Supply
Low Power: 90 mW/Channel
Drives A/D Converters Directly
Ultrasound and Sonar Time-Gain Control
High Performance AGC Systems
Dual, Low Noise, Single-Supply
Variable Gain Amplifier
FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM
–IN 0 TO –48.4dB
The AD605 is a low noise, accurate, dual channel, linear-in-dB
variable gain amplifier, which is optimized for any application
requiring high performance, wide bandwidth variable gain con-
trol. Operating from a single 5 V supply, the AD605 provides
differential inputs and unipolar gain control for ease of use.
Added flexibility is achieved with a user-determined gain range
and an external reference input which provides user-determined
gain scaling (dB/V).
The high performance linear-in-dB response of the AD605 is
achieved with the differential input, single supply, exponential
amplifier (DSX-AMP) architecture. Each of the DSX-AMPs
comprise a variable attenuator of 0 dB to –48.4 dB followed by
a high speed fixed gain amplifier. The attenuator is based on a
7-stage R-1.5R ladder network. The attenuation between tap
points is 6.908 dB, and 48.360 dB for the entire ladder network.
The DSX-AMP architecture results in 1.8 nV/√Hz input noise
spectral density and will accept a ± 2.0 V input signal when
VOCM is biased at VP/2.
Each independent channel of the AD605 provides a gain range
of 48 dB which can be optimized for the application. Gain
ranges between –14 dB to +34 dB and 0 dB to +48 dB can be
selected by a single resistor between pins FBK and OUT. The
lower and upper gain ranges are determined by shorting pin
FBK to OUT, or leaving pin FBK unconnected, respectively.
The two channels of the AD605 can be cascaded to provide 96
dB of very accurate gain range in a monolithic package.
The gain control interface provides an input resistance of approxi-
mately 2 MΩ and scale factors from 20 dB/V to 30 dB/V for a
VREF input voltage of 2.5 V to 1.67 V, respectively. Note that
scale factors up to 40 dB/V are achievable with reduced accu-
racy for scales above 30 dB/V. The gain scales linearly in dB
with control voltages (VGN) of 0.4 V to 2.4 V for the 20 dB/V
scale and 0.20 V to 1.20 V for the 40 dB/V scale. When VGN
is <50 mV the amplifier is powered down to draw 1.9 mA.
Under normal operation, the quiescent supply current of each
amplifier channel is only 18 mA.
The AD605 is available in 16-lead PDIP and SOIC, and is
guaranteed for operation over the –40°C to +85°C tempera-
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