PGA870

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High-Speed Fully Differential Programmable Gain Amplifier

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Parameters

PGA/VGA VGA Number of channels (#) 1 BW @ Acl (MHz) 650 Vs (Max) (V) 5.25 Vs (Min) (V) 4.75 Acl, min spec gain (V/V) 0.27 Gain (Max) (dB) 20 Slew rate (Typ) (V/us) 2900 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Programmable & variable gain amplifiers (PGA/VGA)

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VQFN (RHD) 28 25 mm² 5 x 5 open-in-new Find other Programmable & variable gain amplifiers (PGA/VGA)

Features

  • Wideband +5-V Operation: 650-MHz Bandwidth
  • Low Impedance, Voltage Mode Output
  • Wide Gain Range: –11.5 dB to +20 dB
  • Precise 0.5-dB Gain Steps
    Step-to-Step Gain Error = ±0.03 dB
  • HD2: –93 dBc at 100 MHz
  • HD3: –88 dBc at 100 MHz
  • IMD3: –98 dBc at 100 MHz, –95 dBc at 200 MHz
  • OIP3: +47 dBm at 100 MHz;
    Exceeds +45 dBm for Frequencies to 300 MHz
  • Flexible Gain Control Interface:
    • Supports latched and unlatched options
    • Gain may be set in power-down state
    • Fast setup and hold times: 2.5 ns
  • Low Disable Current: 2 mA
  • Pb-Free (RoHS-Compliant) and Green Package
  • APPLICATIONS
    • Programmable Gain IF Amplifier:
      • Differential signal chains
      • Single-ended to differential conversion
    • Fast Gain Control Loops for:
      • Test/measurement
      • Digital radio signal chains
    • ADC Driver for Wireless Base Station Signal Chains: GSM, WCDMA, MC-GSM
    • Radar/Ranging Systems

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Description

The PGA870 is a wideband programmable-gain amplifier (PGA) for high-speed signal chain and data acquisition systems. The PGA870 has been optimized to provide high bandwidth, low distortion, and low noise, making it ideally suited as a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) driver for wireless base station signal chain applications. The wide gain range of –11.5 dB to +20 dB can be adjusted in 0.5-dB gain steps through a 6-bit control word applied to the parallel interface. The gain control interface may be configured as a level-triggered latch or an edge-triggered latch, or it may be placed in an unlatched (transparent) mode. In addition to the 6-bit gain control, the PGA870 contains a power-down pin (PD) that can be used to put the device into a low-current, power-down mode. In this mode, the quiescent current drops to 2 mA, but the gain control circuitry remains active, allowing the gain of the PGA870 to be set before device power-up. The PGA870 is offered in a QFN-28 PowerPAD™ package.

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* Datasheet High-Speed, Fully Differential, Programmable Gain Amplifier datasheet (Rev. A) Feb. 15, 2011
White papers The Signal e-book: A compendium of blog posts on op amp design topics Mar. 28, 2017
Technical articles How to evaluate a transimpedance amplifier (part 2) Mar. 12, 2014
User guides TSW3725 Evaluation Module Oct. 25, 2011
User guides PGA870EVM User Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 03, 2010

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