8GHz Ultra Wideband Fully Differential Amplifier

8GHz Ultra Wideband Fully Differential Amplifier - LMH5401


The LMH5401 device is a very high-performance, differential amplifier optimized for radio frequency (RF), intermediate frequency (IF), or high-speed, dc-coupled, time-domain applications. The device is ideal for dc- or ac-coupled applications that may require a single-ended-to-differential (SE-DE) conversion when driving an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The LMH5401 generates very low levels of second- and third-order distortion when operating in SE-DE or differential-to-differential (DE-DE) mode.

The amplifier is optimized for use in both SE-DE and DE-DE systems. The device has unprecedented usable bandwidth from DC to 2 GHz. The LMH5401 can be used for SE-DE conversions in the signal chain without external baluns in a wide range of applications such as test and measurement, broadband communications, and high-speed data acquisition.

A common-mode reference input pin aligns the amplifier output common-mode with the ADC input requirements. Power supplies between 3.3 V and 5 V can be selected and dual-supply operation is supported when required by the application. A power-down feature is also available for power savings.

This level of performance is achieved at a very low power level of 275 mW when a 5-V supply is used. The device is fabricated in Texas Instruments’ advanced complementary BiCMOS process and is available in a space-saving, UQFN-14 package for higher performance.


  • Gain Bandwidth Product (GBP): 8 GHz
  • Excellent Linearity Performance:
    DC to 2 GHz, G = 12 dB
  • Slew Rate: 17,500 V/µs
  • Low HD2, HD3 Distortion
    (1 VPP, 200 Ω, DE-DE, G = 12 dB):
    • 100 MHz: HD2 at –104 dBc, HD3 at –96 dBc
    • 200 MHz: HD2 at –95 dBc, HD3 at –92 dBc
    • 500 MHz: HD2 at –80 dBc, HD3 at –77 dBc
    • 1 GHz: HD2 at –64 dBc, HD3 at –58 dBc
  • Low IMD2, IMD3 Distortion
    (2 VPP, 200 Ω, DE-DE, G = 12 dB):
    • 200 MHz: IMD2 at –96 dBc, IMD3 at –95 dBc
    • 500 MHz: IMD2 at –80 dBc, IMD3 at –83 dBc
    • 1 GHz: IMD2 at –70 dBc, IMD3 at –63 dBc
  • Input Voltage Noise: 1.25 nV/√Hz
  • Input Current Noise: 3.5 pA/√Hz
  • Supports Single- and Dual-Supply Operation
  • Power Consumption: 55 mA
  • Power-Down Feature

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Parametrics Compare all products in High-Speed Op Amps (GBW>=50MHz)

Number of Channels (#)
Total Supply Voltage (Min) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10)
Total Supply Voltage (Max) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10)
BW @ Acl (MHz)
Acl, min spec gain (V/V)
Slew Rate (Typ) (V/us)
Vn at Flatband (Typ) (nV/rtHz)
Vn at 1kHz (Typ) (nV/rtHz)
Iq per channel (Typ) (mA)
Vos (Offset Voltage @ 25C) (Max) (mV)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Package Size: mm2:W x L (PKG)
CMRR (Typ) (dB)
Input Bias Current (Max) (pA)
Offset Drift (Typ) (uV/C)
GBW (Typ) (MHz)
Output Current (Typ) (mA)
2nd Harmonic (dBc)
3rd Harmonic (dBc)
@ MHz
LMH5401 LMH3401
Fully Differential
Voltage FB   
Fully Differential
Voltage FB   
1    1   
3.15    3.15   
5.25    5   
6200    7000   
2    6.3   
17500    18000   
1.25    1.4   
3.8    3.5   
55    55   
1.2    1.2   
No    No   
Shutdown    Shutdown   
Catalog    Catalog   
-40 to 85    -40 to 85   
14UQFN: 6 mm2: 2.5 x 2.5(UQFN)    14UQFN: 6 mm2: 2.5 x 2.5(UQFN)   
72    72   
60000000    10000000   
0.63    0.63   
8000    8000   
50    50   
99    96   
94    102   
100    10   

Other qualified versions of LMH5401

Version Part Number Definition
Space LMH5401-SP Radiation tolerant, ceramic packaging and qualified for use in Space-based application