October 31, 2006 -- Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) introduced today an expansion of its high-performance family of fully differential amplifiers that drive high-speed and high-resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADC). Designed for high accuracy 3.3-V to 5-V data acquisition systems, the new wideband device offers rail-to-rail output and provides both low noise and the lowest distortion for demanding applications such as wireless communication, test and measurement and medical imaging.
The THS4520 can support wideband, DC coupled, channel requirements in high-accuracy data acquisition systems through its independent output common- mode control. This feature provides an easy control for the output common mode over a wide range, independently from the signal path design.
The new amplifier also offers very low noise at 2nV/rtHz and the lowest harmonic distortion available at -115dBc HD2 and -123dBc HD3 at 8-Vpp output through 100kHz. High-precision ADCs, such as TI's 16-bit, 4-MSPS ADS8422, will benefit from this extremely low distortion as it provides considerable performance margin to the ADC. High-speed data converters, such as TI's dual 12-bit, 65MSPS ADS5232, will also benefit from the low noise, 3.3-V operation and extremely high 600-MHz bandwidth of the THS4520.
The THS4520 is characterized for operation over the full industrial temperature range from -40C to +85C and is pin-compatible with TI's high-speed family of fully-differential amplifiers (THS4508, THS4509, THS4511 and THS4513).
Pricing and Availability
The THS4520 is available now from TI and its authorized distributors in a 16-pin quad flat no-lead (QFN) package. Suggested resale pricing in quantities of 1,000 is $2.25. Evaluation modules (EVMs) and Spice models are also available.