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The OPAx322-Q1 family offers outstanding DC and AC performance. These devices operate up to a 5.5-V power supply and offer ultra-low input bias current and 20-MHz bandwidth. These features make the OPAx322-Q1 family a robust operational amplifier for both battery-powered and industrial applications.
The OPAx322-Q1 is well-suited for active filter applications that require a wide bandwidth, fast slew rate, low-noise, single-supply operational amplifier. Figure 33 shows a 500-kHz, second-order, low-pass filter using the multiple-feedback (MFB) topology. The components are selected to provide a maximally flat Butterworth response. Beyond the cutoff frequency, roll-off is –40 dB/dec. The Butterworth response is ideal for applications that require predictable gain characteristics, such as the anti-aliasing filter used in front of an ADC.
One point to observe when considering the MFB filter is that the output is inverted relative to the input. If this inversion is not required (or not desired) a noninverting output can be achieved through one of these options:
This circuit produces a signal inversion. For this circuit, the gain at DC and the low-pass cutoff frequency are calculated by Equation 3.
Software tools are readily available to simplify filter design. WEBENCH® Filter Designer is a simple, powerful, and easy-to-use active filter design program. The WEBENCH® Filter Designer allows the user to create optimized filter designs using a selection of TI operational amplifiers and passive components from TI's vendor partners.
Available as a web-based tool from the WEBENCH® Design Center, WEBENCH® Filter Designer allows the user to design, optimize, and simulate complete multistage active filter solutions within minutes.