LT6600-15 - Very Low Noise, Differential Amplifier and 15MHz Lowpass Filter

The LT6600-15 combines a fully differential amplifier with a 4th order 15MHz lowpass filter approximating a Chebyshev frequency response. Most differential amplifiers require many precision external components to tailor gain and bandwidth. In contrast, with the LT6600-15, two external resistors program differential gain, and the filter’s 15MHz cutoff frequency and passband ripple are internally set. The LT6600-15 also provides the necessary level shifting to set its output common mode voltage to accommodate the reference voltage requirements of A/Ds.

Using a proprietary internal architecture, the LT6600-15 integrates an antialiasing filter and a differential amplifier/ driver without compromising distortion or low noise performance. At unity gain the measured in band signal-to-noise ratio is an impressive 76dB. At higher gains the input referred noise decreases so the part can process smaller input differential signals without significantly degrading the output signal-to-noise ratio.

The LT6600-15 also features low voltage operation. The differential design provides outstanding performance for a 2VP-P signal level while the part operates with a single 3V supply.

The LT6600-15 is packaged in an SO-8 and is pin compatible with stand alone differential amplifiers.

  • Programmable Differential Gain via Two External Resistors
  • Adjustable Output Common Mode Voltage
  • Operates and Specified with 3V, 5V, ±5V Supplies
  • 0.5dB Ripple 4th Order Lowpass Filter with 15MHz Cutoff
  • 76dB S/N with 3V Supply and 2VP-P Output
  • Low Distortion, 2VP-P, 800Ω Load, VS = 3V   1MHz: 86dBc 2nd, 90dBc 3rd   10MHz: 63dBc 2nd, 69dBc 3rd
  • Fully Differential Inputs and Outputs
  • Compatible with Popular Differential Amplifier Pinouts
  • SO-8 Package
Typical Application
LT6600-15 Typical Application
LT6600-15 Typical Application
  • High Speed ADC Antialiasing and DAC Smoothing in Networking or Cellular Base Station Applications
  • High Speed Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Medical Imaging
  • Drop-in Replacement for Differential Amplifiers
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DC962A-DLT6600-15 Fc=15MHz$75.00
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