SBOU268 November   2021 OPA593


  1.   Trademarks
  2. 1Overview
    1. 1.1 Getting Started
      1. 1.1.1 Related Documentation From Texas Instruments
    2. 1.2 High-Voltage Warning and Safe Use
    3. 1.3 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
  3. 2Operation
    1. 2.1 Jumper Blocks, Jacks, and Test Points
    2. 2.2 Inputs
    3. 2.3 Outputs
    4. 2.4 Enable or Disable
    5. 2.5 Status Flags
      1. 2.5.1 Circuit Protection
  4. 3Application Circuits
    1. 3.1 Setting Dual-Supply or Single-Supply Operation
      1. 3.1.1 Dual-Supply Operation Configuration
      2. 3.1.2 Single-Supply Operation Configuration
    2. 3.2 Common Op-Amp Configurations
      1. 3.2.1 Inverting Gain of –10 V/V
        1. External Connections for –10 V/V Inverting Gain Configuration
        2. Inverting Gain of –10 V/V Configuration Electrical Performance
      2. 3.2.2 Noninverting Gain of +2 V/V
        1. External Connections to OPA593EVM for Noninverting Gain Configuration
        2. Noninverting Gain Configuration Electrical Performance
      3. 3.2.3 Gain of +10 V/V Difference Amplifier
        1. Jumper Shunt Locations for Difference-Amplifier Configuration
        2. Gain of 10 V/V Difference Amplifier Configuration Electrical Performance
      4. 3.2.4 Improved Howland Current Pump
        1. Jumper Shunt Locations for Improved Howland Current Pump Configuration
  5. 4Schematic, PCB Layout, and Bill of Materials
    1. 4.1 EVM Schematic
      1. 4.1.1 EVM Default Configuration
    2. 4.2 PCB Layout
    3. 4.3 Bill of Materials


Inputs to the EVM can be a voltage level or signal that is within the OPA593 specified input voltage range, relative to the gain setting and supply voltages applied to the EVM. BNC connectors are used at the J5 (VIN–) and J9 (VIN+) inputs for signal generators or a dc source. The inputs at J5 and J9 can be monitored at TP1 and TP4, respectively. Those two test points, along with the TP2 and TP5 grounds, can be used as alternate inputs if the BNC jacks cannot be used. Some sort of clip arrangement would be required to clip onto the test points.

CAUTION: The onboard 49.9-Ω termination resistor for use with the noninverting amplifier configuration was mentioned previously. Be mindful that excessive heating of the 2-W resistor could occur under some high-input-voltage conditions, and might lead to eventual destruction of the resistor if the power dissipation is excessive.

To determine if the 49.9-Ω, 2-W R9 input resistor has a sufficient power rating for the intended RMS input voltage, apply the formula: Power = Voltage(RMS)2 / Resistance. Alternatively, an external higher-wattage BNC terminator can be connected at one of the EVM input connectors if there is a risk of damaging R9.

Furthermore, the EVM can be set to a –1 V/V inverting gain by employing the onboard 1-kΩ, 2-W resistors: R1 input resistor and RF2 feedback resistor. If the input voltage applied to VIN– is set to either 40 V or –40 V (±42.5 V supplies), these resistors will have to dissipate as much as 1.6 W each. The EVM uses these 2-W surface-mount resistors (wide 2512) to handle this higher power-dissipation case. Similarly, these two resistors have similar power dissipation when the EVM is set up for a noninverting gain of 2 V/V.