Analog Devices Inc. (ADI, Wilmington, MA) introduced its 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. The AD8099 delivers both low-voltage noise (0.95nV/rt Hz) and low distortion (-90dB at 10MHz). In addition, the new device provides a 1,600V/µs slew rate and a 5GHz gain bandwidth product at gain of 10. The AD8099 can slew at rates of 600V/µs, down to a gain of 2.
The AD8099 is suitable for use in applications that require a high 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, including the PulSAR® family of successive-approximation data converters.
The AD8099 is sampling now and will be in full production in November 2003. The part is rated to work over an extended industrial temperature range of -40°C to +125°C. It is available in two packaging options: a tiny 3mm x 3mm LFCSP, which reduces board space requirements and improves thermal characteristics, and the traditional low profile, eight-lead, SOIC. The parts are priced at $1.98 per unit in 1,000-piece quantities.