SBOS258D – NOVEMBER 2002 – REVISED DECEMBER 2008
Unity-Gain Stable, Wideband
Voltage Limiting Amplifier
q HIGH LINEARITY NEAR LIMITING
q FAST RECOVERY FROM OVERDRIVE: 1ns
q LIMITING VOLTAGE ACCURACY: ±10mV
q –3dB BANDWIDTH (G = +1): 450MHz
q GAIN BANDWIDTH PRODUCT: 250MHz
q SLEW RATE: 1100V/µs
q ±5V AND +5V SUPPLY OPERATION
q HIGH-GAIN VERSION AVAILABLE: OPA699
The OPA698 is a wideband, unity-gain stable voltage-
feedback op amp that offers bipolar output voltage limiting.
Two buffered limiting voltages take control of the output
when it attempts to drive beyond these limits. This new
output limiting architecture holds the limiter offset error to
±10mV. The op amp operates linearly to within 20mV of the
output limit voltages.
The combination of a narrow nonlinear range and the low
limiting offset allows the limiting voltages to be set within
100mV of the desired linear output range. A fast 1ns
recovery from limiting ensures that overdrive signals will be
transparent to the signal channel. Implementing the limiting
q FAST LIMITING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL
CONVERTER (ADC) INPUT BUFFERS
q CCD PIXEL CLOCK STRIPPING
q VIDEO SYNC STRIPPING
q HF MIXERS
q IF LIMITING AMPLIFIERS
q AM SIGNAL GENERATION
q NONLINEAR ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING
q OPA688 UPGRADE
function at the output, as opposed to the input, gives the
specified limiting accuracy for any gain, and allows the
OPA698 to be used in all standard op amp applications.
Nonlinear analog signal processing will benefit from the
ability of the OPA698 to sharply transition from linear opera-
tion to output limiting. The quick recovery time supports
The OPA698 is available in an industry standard pinout SO-8
package. For higher gain, or transimpedance applications
requiring output limiting with fast recovery, consider the
VS = +5V
VH = +3.6V
VS = +5V
VL = +1.4V
VS = +5V
Single-Supply Limiting ADC Input Driver
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