Dual independent digitally controlled VGA
Differential input and output
150 Ω differential input
Open-collector differential output
7.8 dB noise figure to 100 MHz @ maximum gain
HD2/HD3 better than 77 dBc for 1 V p-p differential output
−3 dB bandwidth of 130 MHz
41 dB gain range
1 dB step size ± 0.2 dB
Serial 8-bit bidirectional SPI control interface
Wide input dynamic range
Pin-programmable output stage
Single 5 V supply: 106 mA per channel
32-lead LFCSP, 5 mm × 5 mm package
Differential ADC drivers
CMTS upstream direct sampling receivers
CATV modem signal scaling
Generic RF/IF gain stages
The AD8372 is a dual, digitally controlled, variable gain
amplifier (VGA) that provides precise gain control, high IP3,
and low noise figure. The excellent distortion performance and
moderate signal bandwidth make the AD8372 a suitable
gain control device for a variety of multichannel receiver
For wide input dynamic range applications, the AD8372
provides a broad 41 dB gain range. The gain is programmed
through a bidirectional 4-pin serial interface. The serial inter-
face consists of a clock, latch, data input, and data output lines
for each channel.
The AD8372 provides the ability to set the transconductance of
the output stage using a single external resistor. The RXT1 and
RXT2 pins provide a band gap derived stable reference voltage
of 1.56 V. Typically 2.0 kΩ shunt resistors to ground are used to
set the maximum gain to a nominal value of 31 dB. The current
41 dB Range, 1 dB Step Size,
Programmable Dual VGA
FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM
CHANNEL 1 POSTAMP
setting resistors can be adjusted to manipulate the gain and
distortion performance of each channel. This is a flexible
feature in applications where it is desirable to trade off distortion
performance for lower power consumption.
The AD8372 is powered on by applying the appropriate logic
level to the ENB1, ENB2 pins. When powered down, the AD8372
consumes less than 2.6 mA and offers excellent input-to-output
isolation. The gain setting is preserved when powered down.
Fabricated on an Analog Devices, Inc., high frequency BiCMOS
process, the AD8372 provides precise gain adjustment capabilities
with good distortion performance. The quiescent current of the
AD8372 is typically 106 mA per channel. The AD8372 amplifier
comes in a compact, thermally enhanced 5 mm × 5 mm 32-lead
LFCSP package and operates over the temperature range of
−40°C to +85°C.
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