SNVS420D November   2008  – May 2018 LM7705


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Typical Application
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 3.3-V Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 5-V Electrical Characteristics
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
      1. 7.3.1 Supply Voltage
      2. 7.3.2 Output Voltage and Line Regulation
      3. 7.3.3 Output Current and Load Regulation
      4. 7.3.4 Quiescent Current
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 General Amplifier Application
        1. One-Stage, Single-Supply True Zero Amplifier
        2. Two-Stage, Single-Supply True Zero Amplifier
        3. Dual-Supply, True Zero Amplifiers
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Functional Description
      2. 8.1.2 Technical Description
      3. 8.1.3 Charge Pump Theory
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Basic Setup
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Examples
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Community Resources
    2. 11.2 Trademarks
    3. 11.3 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    4. 11.4 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Dual-Supply, True Zero Amplifiers

The limitations of the output stage of the op amp, as indicated in both examples, can be omitted by using a dual supply op amp. The output stage of the used op amp can then still swing from 50 mV of the supply rails. However, the functional output range of the op amp is now from ground level to a value near the positive supply rail. Figure 26 shows the output drive of an amplifier in a true zero output voltage application.

LM7705 20173042.gifFigure 26. Amplifier Output Drive With a Dual-Supply

Disadvantages of this solution are:

  • The usage of a dual-supply instead of a simple single supply is more expensive.
  • A dual supply voltage for the op amps requires parts that can handle a larger operating range for the supply voltage. If the op amps used in the current solution cannot handle this, a redesign can be required.

A better solution is to use the LM7705. This low-noise negative bias generator has some major advantages with respect to a dual-supply solution:

  • Operates with only a single positive supply, and is therefore a much cheaper solution.
  • The LM7705 generates a negative supply voltage of only −0.23 V. This is more than enough to create a True-zero output for most op amps.
  • In many applications, this small extension of the supply voltage range can be within the abs max rating for many op amps, so an expensive redesign is not necessary.

In the Typical Application section, a typical amplifier application will be evaluated. The performance of an amplifier will be measured in a single supply configuration. The results will be compared with an amplifier using a LM7705 supplying a negative voltage to the bias pin.