LT1993-2 - 800MHz Low Distortion, Low Noise Differential Amplifier ADC Driver (Av = 2V/V)


  • 800MHz –3dB Bandwidth
  • Fixed Gain of 2V/V (6dB)
  • Low Distortion:
  • 38dBm OIP3, –70dBc HD3 (70MHz, 2VP-P)
  • 51dBm OIP3, –94dBc HD3 (10MHz, 2VP-P)
  • Low Noise: 12.3dB NF, en = 3.8nV/√Hz (70MHz)
  • Differential Inputs and Outputs
  • Additional Filtered Outputs
  • Adjustable Output Common Mode Voltage
  • DC- or AC-Coupled Operation
  • Minimal Support Circuitry Required
  • Small 0.75mm Tall 16-Lead 3 × 3 QFN Package

Typical Application

LT1993-2 Typical Application
LT1993-2 Typical Application


The LT1993-2 is a low distortion, low noise Differential Amplifier/ADC driver for use in applications from DC to 800MHz. The LT1993-2 has been designed for ease of use, with minimal support circuitry required. Exceptionally low input-referred noise and low distortion products (with either single-ended or differential inputs) make the LT1993-2 an excellent solution for driving high speed 12- bit and 14-bit ADCs. In addition to the normal unfi ltered outputs (+OUT and –OUT), the LT1993-2 has a built-in 175MHz differential low pass fi lter and an additional pair of filtered outputs (+OUTFILTERED, –OUTFILTERED) to reduce external fi ltering components when driving high speed ADCs. The output common mode voltage is easily set via the VOCM pin, eliminating either an output transformer or AC-coupling capacitors in many applications.

The LT1993-2 is designed to meet the demanding requirements of communications transceiver applications. It can be used as a differential ADC driver, a general-purpose differential gain block, or in any other application requiring differential drive. The LT1993-2 can be used in data acquisition systems required to function at frequencies down to DC.

The LT1993-2 operates on a 5V supply and consumes 100mA. It comes in a compact 16-lead 3 × 3 QFN package and operates over a –40°C to 85°C temperature range.


CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
LT1993CUD-2#PBF 3x3 QFN-16 UD C 05-08-1691 Yes
LT1993CUD-2#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-16 UD C 05-08-1691 Yes
LT1993IUD-2#PBF 3x3 QFN-16 UD I 05-08-1691 Yes
LT1993IUD-2#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-16 UD I 05-08-1691 Yes

LT1993-2 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
LT1993CUD-2#PBF 3x3 QFN-16 C $4.20 $2.95 Yes
LT1993CUD-2#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-16 C $3.01 Yes
LT1993IUD-2#PBF 3x3 QFN-16 I $4.65 $3.40 Yes
LT1993IUD-2#TRPBF 3x3 QFN-16 I $3.46 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC800A-A LT1993CUD-2 800MHz diff in/out ADC driver $50.00
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