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Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and RF ICs, introduced a dual-channel differential amplifier for driving high speed 12- to 18-bit A/D converters. Featuring a 3dB bandwidth of 4.5 GHz, the ADL5566 differential amplifier is optimized for wideband, high IF (intermediate frequency), low distortion, and noise performance out to 500 MHz.
Linear Technology announces the LTC6417, a fully differential buffer amplifier with only 1.5nV/√Hz output-referred noise. The LTC6417 is capable of driving a differential 50 Ohm load and is optimized for driving 14- and 16-bit pipeline ADCs. It can be DC- or AC-coupled at its inputs, and achieves excellent distortion performance for signals up to and beyond 600 MHz. At 140 MHz, OIP3 is 46 dBm, and HD3 is -69 dBc with 2.4 VP-P output swing into a 50Ohm load.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced economical semipermanent solder-in probing solutions for its InfiniiMax III oscilloscope probing system. Engineers can use these accessories forhigh-speed digital system design, component design/characterization and differential serial bus measurements.
LeCroy Corp. announced a new WaveLink differential probe product line – the Dxx30 Series – with models available at 8, 10 and 13 GHz. These probes offer high input dynamic range – 3.5Vpk-pk – and large offset range - ±4V. With their combination of high bandwidth and voltage range, they are ideal for measuring high-speed DDR signals, such as DDR3, DDR4, and LPDDR3. The probes are available as modular components, or as complete probe systems (-PS part numbers) for ordering convenience.