OPA657 1.6GHz, Low Noise, FET-Input Operational Amplifier | TI.com

OPA657 (ACTIVE) 1.6GHz, Low Noise, FET-Input Operational Amplifier


Recommended alternative device

For lower noise (2.2 nV/rtHz) and higher gain-bandwidth (2.7 GHz) option, see OPA818


The OPA657 device combines a high-gain bandwidth, low-distortion, voltage-feedback operational amplifier with a low-voltage noise JFET-input stage to offer a very high dynamic range amplifier for high-precision ADC (analog-to-digital converter) driving or wideband transimpedance applications. Photodiode applications see improved noise and bandwidth using this decompensated, high-gain bandwidth amplifier.

Very low level signals can be significantly amplified in a single OPA657 gain stage with exceptional bandwidth and accuracy. Having a high 1.6-GHz gain bandwidth product gives greater than 10-MHz signal bandwidths up to gains of 160 V/V (44 dB). The very low input bias current and capacitance supports this performance even for relatively high source impedances.

Broadband photodetector applications benefit from the low-voltage noise JFET inputs for the OPA657. The JFET input contributes virtually no current noise while for broadband applications, a low voltage noise is also required. The low 4.8 nV/√Hz input voltage noise provides exceptional input sensitivity for higher bandwidth applications. The example shown below gives a total equivalent input noise current of 1.8 pA/√Hz over a 10-MHz bandwidth.


  • High Gain Bandwidth Product: 1.6 GHz
  • High Bandwidth 275 MHz (G = 10)
  • Slew Rate 700 V/µs (G = 10, 1-V Step)
  • Available in High Grade With Improved DC
  • Operating Temperature Range: –40°C to 85°C
  • Low-Input Offset Voltage: ±250 µV
  • Low-Input Bias Current: 2 pA
  • Low-Input Voltage Noise: 4.8 nV/√Hz
  • High-Output Current: 70 mA
  • Fast Overdrive Recovery


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Part number Order Architecture 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 1 kHz (Typ) (nV/rtHz) Iq per channel (Typ) (mA) Vos (offset voltage @ 25 C) (Max) (mV) Rail-to-rail Features Rating 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
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Voltage FB    
1     8     12     350     7     700     4.8     7     14     1.8     No     Decompensated     Catalog     -40 to 85     SOIC | 8
SOT-23 | 5    
8SOIC: 19 mm2: 3.91 x 4.9 (SOIC | 8)
5SOT-23: 5 mm2: 1.6 x 2.9 (SOT-23 | 5)    
89     20     2     1600     70     74     106     5    
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Voltage FB    
1     6     13     790     7     1400     2.2     8.5     27.7     1.25     No     Decompensated     Catalog     -40 to 125     SON | 8     See datasheet (SON)     90     20     3     2700     60     -90     -96     1