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Low Noise, Precision Op Amp Drives High Resolution SAR ADCs

Erjon Qirko - Product Evaluation Engineer
Kris Lokere - Strategic Applications Manager
Nov 20th 2017
Design Note DN1039: Introduction The LT6018 is an ultralow noise (1.2nV/√Hz at 1kHz) operational amplifier with ultralow distortion (–115dB at 1kHz). It has a gain bandwidth product of 15MHz, maximum offset voltage of 50µV and a maximum offset voltage drift of 0.5µV/°C. This combination of features ...

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DC2561A - LTC2992 Demo Board:Dual Wide Range Power Monitor

Oct 24th 2017
Demonstration Circuit 2561A features the LTC®2992, a rail-to-rail system monitor that measures current, voltage, and power of two supplies. It features an operating range of 2.7V to 100V and includes a shunt regulator for supplies above 100V. The voltage measurement range of 0V to 100V is independent of the input supply. ...

Demo Board Linduino QuikEval System 

 

Reference Filter Increases 32-Bit ADC SNR by 6dB

Guy Hoover - Applications Engineer Sep 26th 2017
Design Note DN568: Introduction Attaining optimal SNR performance from an ADC isn’t just a matter of providing a low noise signal to the ADC’s input. Providing a low noise reference voltage is just as important. While reference noise has no effect at zero-scale, at full-scale any noise on the reference will be visible ...

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Precision Ultralow Power High Side Current Sense

Catherine Chang - Applications Engineer Sep 19th 2017
Design Note 1045: Introduction Precision high side measurement of microamp currents requires a small value sense resistor and a low offset voltage, ultralow-power amplifier. The LTC®2063 zero-drift amplifier has a maximum input offset voltage of just 5µV and draws just 1.4µA making it a great choice for building ...

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DC2542A - LTC2358-18, LTM2893, ADA4522-1, LT6658 Demo Board | Isolated Industrial Data Acquisition Board (req ArrowSoCkit)

Sep 15th 2017
Demonstration circuit 2542A is a reference design for robust industrial data acquisition applications based on the LTC2358-18. The LTC2358-18 is capable of high voltage measurements with a large input common range; however, the DC2542A implements input protection that allows up to 400V of continuous input protection. Combined ...

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Converting a Low Distortion Single-Ended Sine Source to Fully Differential

Guy Hoover - Applications Engineer Sep 10th 2017
Customers looking for a way to evaluate ADCs with differential inputs will find themselves in need of a low distortion, low noise differential sine source. Single-ended sine sources can be obtained by building a simple Wien-bridge oscillator or by employing any of several readily available audio oscillators. Differential sine ...

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LTC6258 Low Noise Reference Use LT6656 for a Low Current Starting Reference

Aug 30th 2017
The LT6656 is a 1µA precision series voltage reference. Yet with low power comes low drive current capability and higher noise. The LTC6259 can be used as a buffer that follows a filter to enhance the utilization of the LT6656 in low power applications. Figure 5a shows such a configuration. First a very low cutoff frequency ...

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LTC6258 Low Power Squarewave - Sinewave Oscillator

Aug 30th 2017
A low power sine wave generator can be derived by driving a square wave into the bandpass filter. A complete schematic is shown in Figure 4a. The LTC6992-1 easily configures as a 50% duty cycle 10kHz square wave, and can drive the relatively benign loading seen in the bandpass filter. Figures 4b and 4c show the LTC6992-1 output ...

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LTC6258 LED Driver with Self-Oscillation

Aug 30th 2017
The circuit above combines edge detection with use of the shutdown pin of the LTC6259. R2 and R3 bring in a divided down copy of the supply voltage as a reference into the positive terminal. The op amp forces this voltage on the sense resistor RSENSE in “LED ON” operation. In that sense this circuit is similar to ...

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LTC6258 Lower Power LED Driver with Voltage Command

Aug 30th 2017
Figure above shows a voltage controlled LED drive circuit. When VIN is at 0V, the op amp supply current is nominally 20μA. The offset, for example, could be 450µV, appears across R1, inducing a 0.45mA current in the LED. Some applications want a guaranteed zero LED current at VIN = 0, and this is the purpose of R5. ...

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DC2369A - DC2369A Low Power Wireless Current Sense

Aug 30th 2017
The DC2369A demo circuit is a reference design that implements a wireless current sense solution using Analog Device's low power integrated circuits. The only external connection needed is the current to be measured, allowing this circuit to be inserted at any voltage level or isolation level. The design combines components ...

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LTC2063 Micropower Precision Oxygen Sensor

Jul 27th 2017
This low power precision gas sensor circuit operates in an oxygen level range of 0% to 30%, with a nominal output of 1V in normal atmospheric oxygen concentrations (20.9%) when the gas sensor has been fully initialized. Total active power consumption is less than 2.1μA on a single rail supply. Since ...

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LTC2063 RTD Sensor with ±1°C Precision

Jul 27th 2017
This low power platinum resistance temperature detector (RTD) sensor circuit draws only 35μA total supply current on a minimum 2.6V rail, and is accurate to within ±1°C at room temperature, including all error intrinsic to the Vishay PTS Class F0.3 Variant RTD. It covers the temperature ...

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Micropower Zero-Drift Amplifier Improves Circuit Performance

Andrew Roberts - Design Engineer Jul 10th 2017
This video explores the superior performance achieved with the LTC2063 zero-drift amplifier in a wide variety of low power applications. The LTC2063 enables precision measurement at extremely low power levels. The LTC2063 operates from 1.7V to 5.25V and features a shutdown mode which is optimized for battery-powered and duty-cycled ...

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Industry’s Lowest Power Zero-Drift Op Amp Consumes only 1.3μA

Jul 10th 2017
MILPITAS, CA and NORWOOD, MA – July 10, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2063 zero-drift op amp which draws just 1.3μA typ (2μA max) on a 1.8V supply. This micropower amplifier maintains uncompromised precision: maximum input offset voltage ...

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DC961B - LT1994 Low Noise, Low Distortion, Fully Differential Amplifier/Driver

Jun 28th 2017
Demonstration circuit 961 features an LT®1994, low noise, low distortion, fully differential amplifier. The LT1994 is a high precision, very low noise, low distortion, fully differential input/output amplifier (see Table 1). The LT1994’s output common mode voltage is independent of the input common mode voltage, and ...

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DC2623A - LTC6404-1 + AD8002 ADC Driver Board | Low Distortion ADC Driver for LTC2387 family, Input Frequencies >1MHz

Jun 16th 2017
Demonstration circuit 2623A features the LTC6404-1 amplifier. The DC2623A includes two of these amplifiers and is designed to drive the inputs of the DC2290 demo board. The DC2290 features the LTC2387 18-bit, 15Msps high speed SAR ADC. The linearity and low noise of the LTC6404-1 make it an ideal candidate to drive the LTC2387 ...

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LT6018 Low Noise, High CMRR Instrumentation Amplifier

Jun 14th 2017
The LT®6018 is a 33V precision operational amplifier with excellent noise performance. With 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise of only 30nVP-P, the LT6018 is an outstanding choice for applications where 1/f noise impacts system performance. The LT6018 has excellent DC performance with a maximum offset voltage of 50μV and a maximum offset ...

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LT6018 Low Noise Precision Current Monitor

Jun 14th 2017
The LT®6018 is a 33V precision operational amplifier with excellent noise performance. With 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise of only 30nVP-P, the LT6018 is an outstanding choice for applications where 1/f noise impacts system performance. The LT6018 has excellent DC performance with a maximum offset voltage of 50μV and a maximum offset ...

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LT1997-3 - Single Supply Current Sense

Jun 14th 2017
Sense resistors R1 converts a current into a voltage. This voltage is buffered (gain of 1) from the input to the output in this amplifier. V1 tests the circuit for response to common mode variation. A simulation will show that the output voltage variation due to the common mode voltage V1 is very small.     The ...

Circuit LTspice 

 

LT1997-3 - Conversion of Single Ended Pulse To Differential Output

Jun 14th 2017
This circuit combines the LT®1997-3 with a high speed amplifier to convert a single-ended signal to differential with a common-mode offset. Extra compensation capacitors C1 and C2 help to shape the final response. Taking higher gain from the LT1997-3 will eliminate the need for these capacitors.     The LT1997-3 ...

Circuit LTspice 

 

LTspice: Worst-Case Circuit Analysis with Minimal Simulations Runs

Joseph Spencer - Field Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Jun 8th 2017
When designing a circuit in LTspice, you may wish to assess the impact of component tolerances. For example, the gain error introduced by non-ideal resistors in an op amp circuit. This article illustrates a method that reduces the number of simulations needed, and as a result speeds your time to results. Varying a Parameter LTSpice ...

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Lower Power Op Amp: Low Noise Reference, Utility Sine Wave

Catherine Chang - Applications Engineer
Philip Karantzalis - Senior Apps Eng
Aaron Schultz - Applications Manager Signal Conditioning
May 22nd 2017
Design Note DN1042: Introduction Our op amp family has expanded with industryleading speed versus supply current. The LTC®6258/ LTC6259/LTC6260 family (single, dual, quad) provides 1.3MHz at a super low 20μA supply current, with 400μV maximum offset voltage and rail-to-rail input and output. In combination with a ...

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Lower Power Op Amp: Utility Sine Wave

Aaron Schultz - Applications Manager Signal Conditioning
Philip Karantzalis - Senior Apps Eng
Catherine Chang - Applications Engineer
May 22nd 2017
Design Note DN564: Introduction Our op amp family has expanded with industryleading speed versus supply current. The LTC®6258/ LTC6259/LTC6260 family (single, dual, quad) provides 1.3MHz at a super low 20μA supply current, with 400μV maximum offset voltage and rail-to-rail input and output. In combination with a 1.8V ...

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LTC6261 Audio Headphones Bridge Driver

May 22nd 2017
The LTC®6261/LTC6262/LTC6263 are single/dual/quad operational amplifiers with low noise, low power, low supply voltage, and rail-to-rail inputs and outputs. They are unity gain stable with capacitive loads up to 1nF. They feature 30MHz gain-bandwidth product, 7V/μs slew rate while consuming only 240μA of supply current ...

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Low Power Op Amp: Low Power Filter, Headphone Driver Revisited

Aaron Schultz - Applications Manager Signal Conditioning May 18th 2017
Design Note DN563: Introduction A new family of op amps features industry leading speed versus supply current. The LTC6261/LTC6262/ LTC6263 family (single, dual, quad) provides 30MHz at a low 240μA supply current, with 400μV maximum offset voltage and rail-to-rail input and output. In combination with 1.8V to 5.25V supply, ...

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15dB Gain Differential Amplifier Delivers up to +50dBm OIP3 Linearity and Low Noise from 100kHz to 1.4GHz

May 10th 2017
MILPITAS, CA and NORWOOD, MA – May 10, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC6432-15, a wideband fully differential amplifier with 15dB gain, offering linearity of up to +50.3dBm OIP3 (output third-order intercept), very high OP1dB (output 1dB compression ...

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Wireless Current Sense Circuit Floats with Sense Resistor

Kris Lokere - Strategic Applications Manager Apr 25th 2017
Introduction Measuring the current that flows through a sense resistor seems easy. Amplify the voltage, read it with an ADC, and now you know what the current is. But it gets more difficult if the sense resistor itself sits at a voltage that is very different from system ground. Typical solutions bridge that voltage difference ...

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LT8310/LT1431 92W Isolated Forward Converter with Opto Feedback; VIN = 48V, VOUT = 54V@1.7A

George Qian - Senior Applications Engineer Mar 29th 2017
The LT8310 is a constant-frequency resonant reset forward converter controller with a low side N-channel MOSFET gate driver. The LT8310 has a wide input voltage range from 6V to 100V. Its switching frequency can be programed from 100kHz to 500kHz to optimize efficiency, performance or external component size. The LT8310’s ...

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DC2246B - LT3042EDD Demo Board | Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF LDO, 3.8V ≤ VIN ≤ 20V, VOUT = 3.3V @ 200mA

Mar 28th 2017
DC2246B is a linear regulator demonstration circuit featuring the LT®3042EDD, which is a 200mA, ultralow noise, and ultrahigh power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) RF low dropout (LDO) regulator with programmable current limit. DC2246B operates over an input voltage range of 3.8V to 20V and is configured for 3.3V at its output. ...

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Dual Differential Amplifier/ADC Driver Delivers 10GHz Gain Bandwidth with 1.1nV/√Hz Noise

Mar 22nd 2017
MILPITAS, CA & NORWOOD, MA – March 22, 2017 – Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC6419, a dual 10GHz gain bandwidth product differential amplifier with very low input voltage noise density of 1.1nV/√Hz, delivering outstanding SNR performance for ...

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DC2473A - LTC6419 - Dual Differential Amplifiers / ADC Drivers

Mar 15th 2017
Demonstration circuit 2473A features the LTC®6419 Dual Differential Amplifier/ADC Driver. It incorporates a variety of passive components to support configurations for varied applications. These fully-differential amplifiers accept single-ended or differential input with almost no difference in distortion performance. ...

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Improving Linearity by Using Absorptive Filters

Clarence Mayott - Applications Engineer Mar 10th 2017
Introduction: When driving a direct sampling high speed ADC, the most likely place to degrade the performance is the interface between the final amplifier and the ADC. With any direct sampling ADC there will be nonlinear charge produced in the sampling process. This charge is reflected into the input network each time the sampling ...

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Rail-to-Rail Op Amps Feature Precision & Power Efficiency

Feb 28th 2017
MILPITAS, CA – February 28, 2017 – Linear Technology introduces the LTC6258/59/60 and LTC6261/62/63, single/dual/quad op amps, extending its line of power efficient, low noise, precision operational amplifiers. These devices are part of a family of power efficient op amps ranging from 1.3MHz GBW product at 20µA ...

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LTC6261 Second Order Bessel Filter

Jan 17th 2017
The LTC®6261/LTC6262/LTC6263 are single/dual/quad operational amplifiers with low noise, low power, low supply voltage, and rail-to-rail inputs and outputs. They are unity gain stable with capacitive loads up to 1nF. They feature 30MHz gain-bandwidth product, 7V/μs slew rate while consuming only 240μA of supply current ...

Circuit LTspice 

 

LTC6261 Third Order Butterworth Filter

Jan 17th 2017
The LTC®6261/LTC6262/LTC6263 are single/dual/quad operational amplifiers with low noise, low power, low supply voltage, and rail-to-rail inputs and outputs. They are unity gain stable with capacitive loads up to 1nF. They feature 30MHz gain-bandwidth product, 7V/μs slew rate while consuming only 240μA of supply current ...

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High Linearity, Low Noise LTC2387-18 Drivers for Sinusoidal Signals

Doug Stuetzle - Senior Analog Applications Engineer Jan 10th 2017
Introduction The LTC2387-18 is a high speed SAR (Successive Approximation Register) ADC suited for high linearity, low noise applications. This ADC is capable of sampling at up to 15Msps, which allows it to convert signals at frequencies of several MHz. It is well-suited to convert both pulsed and continuous signals in this ...

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DC2487A - LTC6363 Rail-to-Rail SAR ADC Driver Amplifier

Jan 10th 2017
Demonstration circuit 2487A features the LTC®6363 amplifier. The DC2487A is designed to drive the inputs of the DC2290A demo board. The DC2290A features the LTC®2387 18-bit, 15Msps high speed SAR ADC. The linearity and low noise of the LTC6363 make it an ideal candidate to drive the LTC2387 at frequencies up to 100kHz. ...

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DC2414A - Un-Populated Demonstration Circuit; Supports 3 Channels of LTC6268 & LTC6268-10/LTC6226X

Jan 3rd 2017
Demonstration Circuit 2414A has layouts for three channels of SOT-23 transimpedance amplifiers. Each of the three layouts applies different techniques achieving various parasitic feedback capacitances (CF). The upper channel, U3, assumes a low Transimpedance gain, has a parasitic CF of 0.1pF, and provides a footprint for an ...

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LTC2387 Drivers Part II: Drivers for Imaging

Derek Redmayne - Staff Scientist Dec 8th 2016
A Driver for Imaging (short version) The circuit shown below works great. You should try it. This is intended for nominally 0-3V single ended or differential signals, from CCDs, CMOS image sensors, or other similar signal sources. As shown, SNR is 88 dB. With the AD8008, in place of U1, and a few other minor changes, it ...

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Precision Voltage Reference Drives Up to 200mA, Achieves 0.1ppm/mA Load Regulation & 10ppm/°C Drift

Nov 3rd 2016
Dual Output, High Current, Low Noise,Precision Voltage Reference MILPITAS, CA – November 3, 2016 – Linear Technology announces the LT6658, a precision voltage reference that incorporates two high current output buffers. Based on a 2.5V bandgap voltage reference, each output can be separately configured for any voltage ...

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Precision Dual Output, High Current, Low Noise, Low Drift Reference

Michael B. Anderson - Senior IC Design Engineer Nov 1st 2016
Precision and mixed signal applications usually require a voltage reference and at times several regulators or LDOs to support the analog circuitry. Separate regulators isolate the analog supply, digital supply and the voltage reference. The voltage reference supports the reference inputs of DACs and ADCs, and other devices ...

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DC2432A - LT6658 Demo Board | Low Noise, High Current, Precision Reference

Oct 24th 2016
Demonstration circuit 2432B features the LT®6658, a precision dual output reference that combines the performance of a low drift low noise reference and a linear regulator. Demonstration circuits are available with 1.25V, 2.5V, 3.0V, 3.3V, 4.096V and 5V output option parts. Both outputs are ideal for driving the precision ...

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Tuned IF Amplifier Applications

John Chung - Applications Engineer Oct 21st 2016
Introduction The LTC6431-20 and LTC6433-15 are single-ended RF / IF gain block amplifiers that feature very high OIP3 with low noise and a gain of 20dB and 15dB respectively. The unique combination of high linearity, low noise and low power dissipation make this an ideal candidate for many signal-chain applications. These fixed ...

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Hybrid Wide Dimming Ratio Linear LED Current Controller Using LT8614 & LT3083/LT6015

Tom Mosteller - Field Applications Engineer Oct 17th 2016
Many applications for LED illumination require wide dimming ratios. This can be accomplished simply via an adjustable current source as show below.  The current source can be varied by a number of different means, and a large LED current range can be achieved. The primary problem with this technique is that the power dissipation ...

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Op Amp Precision Positive & Negative Clipper using LT6015/LT6016/LT6017

Tom Mosteller - Field Applications Engineer
Aaron Schultz - Applications Manager Signal Conditioning
Oct 3rd 2016
It can be a challenge to match the voltage range of an analog signal to the input range of an analog to digital converter (ADC). Exceeding the ADC’s input range will give an incorrect reading, and if the input goes far enough beyond the power supply rails substrate currents can flow into the ADC which can cause latch up ...

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Single-Ended to Differential Driver Circuit for the LTC2387-18 SAR ADC

Doug Stuetzle - Senior Analog Applications Engineer Sep 26th 2016
The LTC®2387-18 is a 15Msps, highly linear, low-noise SAR converter with differential inputs. The combination of excellent linearity and wide dynamic range makes this ADC ideal for high speed imaging and instrumentation applications. No-latency operation provides a unique solution for high speed control loop applications. ...

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DC266B-B - LTC1562CG-2 | Very-Low-Noise, Low Distortion Quad Universal Filter

Sep 23rd 2016
Demonstration circuit DC266B-A is for the evaluation of 8th order filter circuits using an LTC1562 (no dash) and DC266B-B for an LTC1562-2. LTC1562 and LTC1562-2 are quad 2nd order active-RC filter building blocks. Each 2nd order section has an integrator trimmed with internal capacitors and resistors to 100kHz and 200 kHz for ...

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LTC2387 Drivers Part III: Trans-Impedance Amplifier/Driver

Derek Redmayne - Staff Scientist Sep 8th 2016
This is unabashedly a classic case of what marketing calls “a solution looking for a problem”. It is an example of how the full SNR of the LTC2387 may be realized for a real world signal. Most signals originating in low level circuitry, in sensors, or in the real world, will require significant gain to develop 8Vp-p ...

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Build a Precision Low Noise 5A Power Supply

Michael B. Anderson - Senior IC Design Engineer Sep 6th 2016
The LT6658-2.5V voltage reference has the specifications of a precision reference with dual outputs capable of 150mA and 50mA. This unprecedented combination of precision and power allows the unique ability to create a very precise high-current power supply with load regulation of less than 12ppm/A. Only a few additional components ...

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I2C Primer: What is I2C? (Part 1)

Hamza Salman Afzal - Applications Engineer Sep 2nd 2016
Introduction: The Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) bus is a two wire serial interface originally developed by the Phillips Corporation for use in consumer products. It is a bi-directional bus that is easily implemented in any IC process (NMOS, CMOS, bipolar) and allows for simple inter-IC communication. Connections are minimized ...

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36V Ultralow Noise Precision Op Amp Features 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz Noise

Aug 17th 2016
MILPITAS, CA – August 17, 2016 – Linear Technology introduces the LT6018, a precision op amp featuring 30nVP-P 0.1Hz to 10Hz noise and 50μV max input offset voltage. Designed especially for applications sensitive to low frequency noise, the LT6018 has a very low 1/f corner frequency of less than 1Hz. The low input ...

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Anti-Alias Filter for 24-bit ADC

Guy Hoover - Applications Engineer Aug 3rd 2016
For many ADC applications a simple RC filter at the buffer input will provide adequate anti-alias filtering. For applications that require a higher order filter an active filter is often used. The active component in that filter must have sufficient bandwidth, fast settling, low noise and low offset so that it doesn’t ...

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LTC6244 High Speed Peak Detector

Hassan Kelley - Field Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Aug 1st 2016
Introduction Peak detectors capture the extrema of the voltage signal at its input. A positive peak detector captures the most positive point of the input signal and a negative peak detector captures the most negative point of the input signal. Ideally the output of the peak detector circuit tracks or follows the input voltage ...

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15dB Gain Block Delivers 47dBm OIP3 Linearity with Low Noise from 100kHz to 1.4GHz

Jul 21st 2016
MILPITAS, CA – July 21, 2016 – Linear Technology announces the LTC6433-15, a wideband 15dB gain block amplifier offering outstanding linearity of 47dBm OIP3 (output third order intercept) and 3.22dB noise figure at 150MHz. The amplifier has excellent OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of 19.2dBm. The LTC6433-15 ...

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DC338B-B - LTC1563-3CGN Demo Board | Universal Lowpass Filter

Jul 12th 2016
Demonstration circuit DC338B-A is for the evaluation of filter circuits using an LTC1563-2 and DC338B-B for an LTC1563-3. LTC1563-2 and LTC1563-3 are dual 2nd order active RC filter building blocks with precision ±1.5% capacitors. The LTC1563-2 uses six equal value resistors to implement a 4th order Butterworth lowpass ...

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DC338B-A - LTC1563-2CGN Demo Board | Universal Lowpass Filter

Jul 12th 2016
Demonstration circuit DC338B-A is for the evaluation of filter circuits using an LTC1563-2 and DC338B-B for an LTC1563-3. LTC1563-2 and LTC1563-3 are dual 2nd order active RC filter building blocks with precision ±1.5% capacitors. The LTC1563-2 uses six equal value resistors to implement a 4th order Butterworth lowpass ...

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Baseband Design Example for LTC5589/LTC5599 Low-Power IQ Modulator

Bruce Hemp - Applications Section Leader Jul 1st 2016
Introduction This basic low power modulator was described in the LT Journal Nov 2015 article. In this blog post, we will show how to: Use simulation to validate the filter design, and Reduce DC offsets by utilizing Differential Amplifiers for the baseband drive. Also shown are some miscellaneous tips to help complete ...

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LT6703 AC Line Overcurrent Indicator

Philip Lane - Field Applications Engineer
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Scott Olson - Associate Engineer
Jun 4th 2016
Circuit Description This circuit design is to monitor the average current in an AC line-connected load and to illuminate an LED if it exceeds a specified level. µPower, Low Voltage Comparator with Reference The basis of this design is the LT6703-2 which combines a micropower, low voltage comparator with a 400mV reference ...

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How to Drive the LTC2387 (Part 1): Signal Applications to 5MHz that Require Low Inter-Modulation Distortion

Derek Redmayne - Staff Scientist May 13th 2016
The biggest challenge in driving a 15Msps, 18-bit ADC with an 8Vp-p input range is the lack of integrated amplifiers with adequate bandwidth, low noise, and the required output excursion. There are low-noise, high-BW amplifiers than can produce 2VPP. There are low speed amplifiers than can produce 8VPP. For low distortion beyond ...

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High Accuracy, μPower, Over-Voltage Detector with Glitch Suppressor Using LTC1541 and LTC6994

May 4th 2016
An overvoltage detector which suppresses glitches is constructed from the LTC®1541 micropower op amp + comparator + voltage reference and LTC6994-1 TimerBlox® delay block/debouncer. In this circuit, the LTC1541 comparator detects power rail overvoltage conditions (including glitches). The built-in op amp inverts this ...

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Common Questions About the LTC2668 Family of 16bit VOUT DACs

Mark Thoren - Staff Scientist
Chad Steward - Design Manager
Noe Quintero - Application Engineer
Apr 19th 2016
The LTC2668-16 packs 16, 16-bit high performance Digital to Analog converters (DACs) into a tiny, 6x6mm QFN package, with 8 and 4 channel versions in a 5x5 QFN, and 12-bit versions for lower resolution applications. A general purpose DAC such as this finds its way into a myriad of diverse applications, and tends to generate ...

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DC2402A - LT6237 ADC Driver Board | Driver for LTC2387 family, Input Frequencies up to 8kHz

Apr 14th 2016
Demonstration circuit 2402A features the LT®6237 amplifier. The DC2402A includes two of these amplifiers and is designed to drive the inputs of the DC2290A demo board. The DC2290A features the LTC2387 18-bit, 15Msps High Speed SAR ADC. ...

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Audio Spectrum Analyzer with the Linduino

Noe Quintero - Application Engineer Apr 12th 2016
There are several methods for implementing a spectrum analyzer. I’ve been working with SAR ADC products for some time, and using the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) for spectral analysis on a daily basis. Another common method for implementing a spectrum analyzer is called the swept-tuned receiver. This method involves mixing ...

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Voltage Reference: Performance Plus Features

Brendan Whelan - Design Manager Mar 28th 2016
Demand for higher performance in mixed-signal circuits requires ever-better voltage references. But the highest-performance references of yesterday aren’t suitable, as they are generally simple products with few additional features. With the development of high-performance bandgap references, plus improvements in process ...

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A New Era in Space Products - Radiation Tolerant

T.J. Fure - Product Marketing Manager
Gabino Alonso - Strategic Marketing Engineer
Mar 23rd 2016
Recent developments have made doing business in space ever more achievable to a broadening base of companies. A market previously consisting solely of major defense contractors and national governments has been disrupted by a growing list of commercial companies determined to deploy an enterprise beyond the confines of our terrestrial ...

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High-Voltage Amplifier Extends Coulomb Counter Range to +/-270V

Kris Lokere - Strategic Applications Manager Jan 22nd 2016
Introduction A coulomb counter can measure charge that flows into or out of a battery. Small, dedicated devices such as LTC2941 or LTC2943 can directly interface with low to medium battery voltages, up to about 20V. You can extend the input operating range of the measurement circuit by using a high-voltage amplifier as a level ...

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±270V Common Mode Difference Amplifier Features 97dB Min CMRR, ±35ppm Max Gain Error

Jan 11th 2016
MILPITAS, CA - January 11, 2016 - Linear Technology introduces the LT6375, a unity-gain difference amplifier with integrated precision matched resistors, which precisely level shifts and buffers small difference signals while rejecting up to ±270V common mode. The A-grade version achieves unprecedented performance: CMRR is ...

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LT8714 300kHz, Bidirectional 1A Current Source

Dec 17th 2015
The LT®8714 is a synchronous PWM DC/DC controller designed for a four quadrant output converter. The output voltage cleanly transitions through zero volts with sourcing and sinking output current capability. ...

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LTC6268-10 Oscilloscope Differential Probe

Dec 1st 2015
The LTC6268-10 is a single 4GHz FETinput operational amplifier with extremely low input bias current and low input capacitance. It also features low input-referred current noise and voltage noise making it an ideal choice for high speed transimpedance amplifiers, and high-impedance sensor amplifiers. It is a decompensated op ...

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DC2319A-A - LTC6363 Differential Op Amp/ADC Driver Demo Board

Nov 10th 2015
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise differential op amp with rail-to-rail output swing and good DC accuracy. The amplifier may be configured to process a fully differential input signal or to convert a single-ended input signal to a differential output signal. The differential outputs of the DC2319A can be configured ...

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Parameters that Affect Comparator Propagation Delay Measurements

Kevin B. Scott - Senior Strategic Marketing Engineer Nov 4th 2015
One of the key specifications for a comparator is propagation delay - the amount of time it takes for a signal propagate from the comparator input to the output. Whether as a threshold detector in a battery powered application, or on a high speed signal processing board, the comparator's propagation delay is often the first ...

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DC2443A - LT6375 High VCM Diff Amp Demo Board

Nov 2nd 2015
Demonstration Circuit 2443 is a Configurable High Voltage Amplifier featuring the LT®6375. This demo board translates a high common mode signal to an output related to a low voltage reference level. The demo circuit is equipped with jumpers to facilitate setting the pin-strapped internal divider ratio configuration. The ...

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Wide Common Mode Range Current Sensing

John Fiorenza - Design Engineer Oct 21st 2015
The LT6375 difference amplifier enables very accurate wide common mode current sensing applications. Its superior performance compared to alternative industry standard difference amplifiers translates into better accuracy in demanding current sensing measurement applications. The LT6375 is a flexible general purpose difference ...

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Industry's Lowest Drift Bandgap Voltage Reference Features 1.5ppm/°C Max & 0.5ppmP-P of Noise

Oct 19th 2015
MILPITAS, CA - October 19, 2015 - Linear Technology announces the LT6657, a family of ultra-stable bandgap voltage references that exhibits less than 1.5ppm/°C of temperature drift. Reinforcing this groundbreaking performance, the LT6657 has only 0.5ppmp-p of low frequency noise, less than 30ppm of long term drift and 35ppm ...

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Altera Arria 10 SoC Development Kit

Oct 5th 2015
The Altera® Arria® 10 SoC Development Kit offers a quick and simple approach for developing custom ARM® processor-based SoC designs. Design productivity is one of the driving philosophies of the Arria 10 SoC architecture. The Arria 10 SoCs offers full software compatibility with previous generation ...

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Low Power, Precision Op Amp Simplifies Driving of MUXed ADCs

Guy Hoover - Applications Engineer Oct 2nd 2015
Design Note 1034: Introduction The high speed op amps required to buffer a modern 16‑/18-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) typically dissipate as much power as the ADC itself, often with a maximum offset spec of about 1mV, well beyond that of the ADC. If multiple multichannel ADCs are required, the power dissipation can ...

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Precision Differential Amplifier Drives 20-Bit ADCs Consuming Less than 2mA

Sep 24th 2015
MILPITAS, CA - September 24, 2015 - Linear Technology introduces the LTC6363, a low power, high precision, fully differential amplifier optimized for driving high performance 16-, 18- and 20-bit SAR and ΔΣ ADCs. Featuring 100µV maximum input offset voltage and 2.9nV/√Hz input-referred voltage noise, the LTC6363 consumes ...

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New LVDS Output Comparators Toggle Beyond 890Mbps

Sep 23rd 2015
MILPITAS, CA - September 23, 2015 - Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC6754, a high speed LVDS output comparator capable of toggle rates up to 890Mbps. This extremely fast comparator operates with only 1.8ns of propagation delay, 1ns of overdrive dispersion, and 1.5psRMS of jitter. Combined, these features address ...

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Injection-Lock a Wien-Bridge Oscillator

Glen Brisebois - Applications Engineer - Signal Conditioning Sep 22nd 2015
I recently had the opportunity to investigate a new micropower 6-MHz LTC6255 op amp driving a 12-bit, 250k sample/sec LTC2361 ADC. I wanted to acquire the FFT of a pure sinusoid of about 5 kHz. The problem is that getting the FFT of a pure sinusoid requires, well, a pure sinusoid. Most programmable signal generators, however, ...

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