World's leading amplifier supplier ushers in new era of signal conditioning technology.
Analog Devices, a global provider in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today ushered in a new era for high-speed operational amplifiers with the introduction of a new IC that minimizes two fundamental error sources in amplifier design: voltage noise and harmonic distortion. The AD8099 features a patent-pending advanced circuit architecture that addresses fundamental performance trade-offs inherent in traditional differential input stages. This enables the AD8099 to deliver both extremely low voltage noise (0.95 nV/rt Hz) and very low distortion ("90 dB at 10 MHz), a breakthrough combination of specifications that no other high-speed op amp on the market can deliver. In addition, the new device provides a 1600-V/us slew rate and a 5-GHz gain bandwidth product at gain of 10. The AD8099 can slew at rates of 600 V/us, down to a gain of 2.
"We have a 40-year track record of helping engineers make their design ideas real by pushing linear technology to new levels of performance. We continue the tradition today," said Lew Counts, ADI fellow and vice president of Linear Products, Analog Devices. "Not only do few op amps have the superior noise and distortion performance of this new op amp, none have this combination at the low gains most often used to drive high-resolution ADCs in data acquisition systems."
The AD8099 uses an advanced pin-out to enhance performance and stability over traditional amplifier pin-outs. The AD8099 is the first operational amplifier to use this new pin-out to reduce the mutual inductance"and resulting distortion products"caused by the coupling between positive input and negative supply. Additionally, the amplifier provides two output pins to reduce feedback parasitics. This simplifies board layout and increases the stability of the amplifier. The AD8099 is available in a lead frame chip-scale package (LFCSP). This tiny package reduces lead inductance, provides better thermal characteristics, and saves board space.
The AD8099 is ideal for use in applications that require the highest degree of accuracy, such as radar collision avoidance systems, medical ultrasound signal processing, and precision instrumentation. The AD8099 performs well with Analog Devices' high-performance, precision analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), including the PulSAR family of successive-approximation data converters, which deliver twice the performance and half the power consumption over any other data converters available. For more on the PulSAR family, please visit: http://www.analog.com/PulSAR.
"While the high-performance characteristics of the AD8099 are ideal for high-precision applications, the amplifier's overall ac and dc performance make it well suited for a broad array of general purpose applications, such as automatic test equipment, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems." said Lew Counts.
Analog Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, and employs approximately 8,450 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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