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Number of input channels 2 Active supply current (Typ) (mA) 17 Supply voltage (Max) (V) 5.25 Operating temperature range (C) 0 to 85 Approx. price (US$) 15.84 | 1ku open-in-new Find other Ultrasound AFEs

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  • Output Voltage:
    • Up to 200Vpp in Differential Mode
  • Peak Output Current: ±2.5A
  • Multi-Level Output
    • Differential : 17 Levels
    • Single Ended : 5 Levels
  • Integrated:
    • Level Translator
    • Driver
    • High Voltage Output Stages
    • CW output
  • TX Output Update Rate
    • Up to 100MSPS
  • Minimal External Components
  • Small Package: BGA 13x13mm
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The TX517 is a fully integrated, dual channel, high voltage Transmitter. It is specifically designed for demanding medical Ultrasound applications that require a Multi-level high-voltage pulse pattern. The output stages are designed to deliver typically ±2.5A peak output currents, with 200Vpp swings.

The TX517 is a complete transmitter solution with low-voltage input logic, level translators, gate drivers and P-channel and N-Channel MOSFETs for each channel.

The TX517 also incorporates a CW output stage.

The TX517 is available in a BGA package that is Lead-Free (RoHS compliant) and Green. It is specified for operation from 0°C to 85°C.

17 Level Pulser Chip:
The chip consists of two 5-level channels to form a single 17-level transmitter cell when used in conjunction with a transformer. It is designed to drive the transducer not only at various output levels, but also to modulate the width of the output pulses to obtain the added flexibility of pulse-width-modulation spectral shaping.

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* Datasheet Dual Channel, High-Voltage - Multi-Level Fully Integrated Ultrasound Transmitter datasheet (Rev. A) Jan. 04, 2012
User guides TX517EVM user's guide (Rev. C) Jun. 26, 2017

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document-generic User guide
TX517 is a fully integrated, dual channel, high voltage Transmitter designed for ultrasound systems. This EVM provides a means to evaluate the functionality of the device. The EVM includes an FPGA to provide an embedded pattern generator and digital control of the device.
  • Push button to control different output waverform settings
  • Settings include:
          phase, PRF, cycles, pulse frequency, latch/unlatch mode,
          CW mode, and 3 pattern depths of 17 level, 5 level,
          and 3 level.

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