The design procedure is similar to the unbuffered-MXO application, but includes an operation amplifier in unity gain as a buffer. The most important parameter for multiplexer buffering is slew rate. The amplifier must finish slewing before the start of sampling (acquisition) to keep the buffer operating in small-signal mode during sampling (acquisition) time. Also, between the buffer output and converter input (INP), there must be a capacitor large enough to keep the buffer in small-signal operation during sampling (acquisition) time. Because 150 pF is large enough to protect the buffer form hold charge from internal capacitors, this value selected along with the lowest impedance that allows the op amp to remain stable.
The converter allows the MXO to settle approximately 600 ns before sampling. During this time, the buffer slews and then enters small-signal operation. For a 5-V step change, slew rate stays constant during the first 4 V. The last 1 V includes a transition from slewing and non-slewing. Thus, the buffer cannot be assumed to keep a constant slew during the 600 ns available for MXO settling. Assuming that the last 1-V slew is reduced to half is recommended. For this reason, slew is 10 V/µs or (5 Vref + 1 V) / 0.6 µs to account for the 1-V slow slew. The OPA192 has a 20-V/us slew, and is capable of driving 150 pF with more than a 50° phase margin with a 50-Ω or 100-Ω Riso, making the OPA192 an ideal selection for the ADS79xx-Q1 family of converters.