Ultra-High-Speed, Low-Distortion – Differential-to-Single-Ended Line Receivers with Enable

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The project presented here is a differential line receiver that offers unparalleled high-speed, low-distortion performance and is ideally suited for digital, video, and RF signal-processing applications. These receivers offer a small-signal bandwidth of 550MHz and have a high slew rate of up to 2000-3800V/µs. The board’s 120mA output capability allows it to be directly coupled to data acquisition systems. The project has been designed using the MAX4445 chip, which has a three-op amp instrumentation amplifier architecture. These ICs have symmetrical differential inputs and a single-ended output. The project operates from ±5V supply and is capable of driving a 100Ω load to ±3.7V.  MAX4445 is compensated for gains of +2V/V or greater, set by an external resistor R3. A low-power enable mode reduces current consumption to 3.5mA. Using current-feedback techniques, the MAX4445 achieves a 550MHz bandwidth while maintaining up to a 5000V/µs slew rate. Excellent differential gain/phase and noise specifications make these amplifiers ideal for a wide variety of digital, video, and RF signal-processing applications. It is important to make a Gold-plated high-quality PCB and use high-grade components and connectors to operate at high frequency.

The project is compatible and can be paired with our Wideband, High-Output-Current – Single Ended-to-Differential Line Drivers with Enable that has been published in past.

Low-Power Enable Mode

The chip is disabled when Enable pin goes low. This reduces the supply current to only 3.5mA. In this case, the output becomes high impedance.  The effective output impedance for the MAX4445 is 1.8kΩ plus RGAIN (Resistor R3)

Setting Gain (Resistor R3) – Default Gain +2V/V

The MAX4445 is stable with a minimum gain configuration of +2V/V. RGAIN R3, connected between the RG pins. Gain can be changed using the below formula:

Gain = (1 + 600 / RGAIN)

Coaxial Line Driver

The project is well suited to drive coaxial cables. The high output current capability can easily drive the 75Ω characteristic impedance of common coaxial cables. Adjust the gain of the MAX4445 to compensate for cable losses to maintain the required levels at the input of the next stage.

Key Features

  • Operating Power Supply +/-5V DC (Dual 5V DC)
  • Output Current Drive 90 to 120mA (Load 30 Ohms)
  • Output Swing +/-3.3V
  • 2000-3800V/µs Slew Rate
  • External Gain Selection AVCL ≥ +2V/V
  • 550MHz -3dB Bandwidth
  • -60dB SFDR at 5MHz
  • Low Differential Gain/Phase: 0.07%/0.05°
  • Low Noise: 25nV/ at fIN = 100kHz
  • Low-Power Disable Mode Reduces Quiescent Current to 3.5mA
  • PCB Dimensions 36.20 X 28.89 mm

Applications

  • Data Acquisition
  • Differential to Single-Ended Conversion
  • High-Speed Differential Line Receiver
  • High-Speed Instrumentation Amplifier
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Twisted-Pair to Coaxial Converter

Schematic

Parts List

NO.QNTY.REF.DESC.MANUFACTURERSUPPLIERPART NO
11CN12 PIN SCREW TERMINAL PITCH 5.08MMPHOENIXDIGIKEY277-1247-ND
21CN23 PIN SCREW TERMINAL PITCH 5.08MMPHOENIXDIGIKEY277-1248-ND
31CN36 PIN MALE HEADER PITCH 2.54MMWURTHDIGIKEY732-5319-ND
42C1,C310uF/16VYAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
52C2,C40.1uF/50V SMD SIZE 0805YAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
61D1LED RED SMD SIZE 0805LITE ON INCDIGIKEY160-1427-1-ND
71J12 PIN MALE HEADER FOR JUMPERWURTHDIGIKEY732-5315-ND
83R1,R2,R449.9E 1% SMD SIZE 0805YAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
91R3600E 1% SMD SIZE 0805YAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
101R51M 5% SMD SIZE 0805YAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
111R6470E 5% SMD SIZE 0805YAGEO/MURATADIGIKEY
121U1MAX4445ANALOG DEVICEDIGIKEYMAX4445ESE+-ND
131J1-SSHUNT FOR JUMPER 1SULLINS CONCTDIGIKEYS9001-ND

Connections



Gerber View

Photos

Video

MAX4445 Datasheet

MAX4444-MAX4445

PCB

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