2.4GHz Programmable Differential Amplifier with Gain Control - LMH6881


2.4GHz Programmable Differential Amplifier with Gain Control

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The LMH6881 is a high-speed, high-performance, programmable differential amplifier. With a bandwidth of 2.4 GHz and high linearity of 44 dBm OIP3, the LMH6881 is suitable for a wide variety of signal conditioning applications.

The LMH6881 programmable differential amplifier combines the best of both fully differential amplifiers and variable gain amplifiers. It offers superior noise and distortion performance over the entire gain range without external resistors, enabling the use of just one device and one design for multiple applications requiring different gain settings.

The LMH6881 is an easy-to-use amplifier that can replace both fully differential, fixed gain amplifiers as well as variable gain amplifiers. The LMH6881 requires no external gain-setting components and supports gain settings from 6 dB to 26 dB with small, accurate 0.25-dB gain steps. With an input impedance of 100 Ω the LMH6881 is easy to drive from a variety of sources such as mixers or filters. The LMH6881 also supports 50 Ω single-ended signal sources and supports both DC- and AC-coupled applications.

Parallel gain control allows the LMH6881 to be soldered down in a fixed gain so that no control circuit is required. If dynamic-gain control is desired, the LMH6881 can be changed with SPI serial commands or with the parallel pins.

The LMH6881 is fabricated in TI’s CBiCMOS8 proprietary complementary silicon germanium process and is available in a space saving, thermally enhanced 24-pin Lead Quad WQFN package. The same amplifier is offered in a dual package as the LMH6882.


  • Small Signal Bandwidth: 2400 MHz
  • OIP3 @ 100 MHz: 44 dBm
  • HD3 @ 100 MHz: −100 dBc
  • Noise Figure: 9.7 dB
  • Voltage Gain Range: 26 dB to 6 dB
  • Voltage Gain Step Size 0.25 dB
  • Input Impedance 100 Ω
  • Parallel and Serial Gain Control
  • Power Down Capability

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Parametrics Compare all products in Programmable Differential Amplifier

Number of Channels (#)
Gain (Min) (dB)
Gain (Max) (dB)
Gain Step (Typ) (dB)
Bandwidth (GHz)
Noise Figure (Typ) (dB)
OIP3 (Typ) (dBm)
HD2 (Typ) (dBc)
HD3 (Typ) (dBc)
@ MHz
Power (Typ) (mW)
Vs (Min) (V)
Vs (Max) (V)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Approx. Price (US$)
LMH6881 LMH6882
1     2    
6     6    
26     26    
0.25     0.25    
2.4     2.4    
9.7     9.7    
42     40    
65     65    
74     74    
200     200    
500     500    
4.75     4.75    
5.25     5.25    
-40 to 85     -40 to 85    
24WQFN     36WQFN    
3.71 | 1ku     5.95 | 1ku    

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