IC AMP VARIABLE GAIN 8330 QSOP16
The AD8330 is a wideband variable gain amplifier for applications requiring a fully differential signal path, low noise, well-defined gain, and moderately low distortion, from dc to 150 MHz. The input pins can also be driven from a single-ended source. The peak differential input is ±2 V, allowing sine wave operation at 1 V rms with generous headroom. The output pins can drive single-sided loads essentially rail-to-rail. The differential output resistance is 150 Ω. The output swing is a linear function of the voltage applied to the VMAG pin that internally defaults to 0.5 V, providing a peak output of ±2 V. This can be raised to 10 V p-p, limited by the supply voltage. The basic gain function is linear-in-dB, controlled by the voltage applied to Pin VDBS. The gain ranges from 0 dB to 50 dB for control voltages between 0 V and 1.5 V—a slope of 30 mV/dB. The gain linearity is typically within ±0.1 dB. By changing the logic level on Pin MODE, the gain decreases over the same range, with an opposite slope. A second gain control port is provided at the VMAG pin and allows the user to vary the numeric gain from a factor of 0.03 to 10. All the parameters of the AD8330 have low sensitivities to temperature and supply voltages. Using VMAG, the basic 0 dB to 50 dB range can be repositioned to any value from 20 dB higher (that is, 20 dB to 70 dB) to at least 30 dB lower (that is, –30 dB to +20 dB) to suit the application, thereby providing an unprecedented gain range of over 100 dB. A unique aspect of the AD8330 is that its bandwidth and pulse response are essentially constant for all gains, over both the basic 50 dB linear-in-dB range, but also when using the linear- in-magnitude function. The exceptional stability of the HF response over the gain range is of particular value in those VGA applications where it is essential to maintain accurate gain law- conformance at high frequencies. An external capacitor at Pin OFST sets the high-pass corner of an offset reduction loop, whose frequency can be as low as 5 Hz. When this pin is grounded, the signal path becomes dc-coupled. When used to drive an ADC, an external common-mode control voltage at Pin CNTR can be driven to within 0.5 V of either ground or VS to accommodate a wide variety of requirements. By default, the two outputs are positioned at the midpoint of the supply, VS/2. Other features, such as two levels of power-down (fully off and a hibernate mode), further extend the practical value of this exceptionally versatile VGA. The AD8330 is available in 16-lead LFCSP and 16-lead QSOP packages and is specified for operation from −40°C to +85°C.