The LMH6514 is a high performance, digitally controlled variable gain amplifier (DVGA).
It combines precision gain control with a low noise, ultra-linear, differential amplifier.
Typically, the LMH6514 drives a high performance ADC in a broad range of mixed signal and digital
communication applications such as mobile radio and cellular base stations where automatic gain
control (AGC) is required to increase system dynamic range. When used in conjunction with a high
speed ADC, system dynamic range can be extended by up to 42 dB.
The LMH6514 has a differential input and output allowing large signal swings on a single
5V supply. It is designed to accept signals from RF elements and maintain a terminated impedance
environment. The input impedance is 200Ω resistive. The output impedance is either 200Ω or 400Ω and
is user selectable. A unique internal architecture allows use with both single ended and
differential input signals.
Input signals to the LMH6514 are scaled by a highly linear, digitally controlled
attenuator with seven accurate 6 dB steps. The attenuator output provides the input signal for a
high gain, ultra linear differential transconductor. The transconductor differential output current
can be converted into a voltage by using the on-chip 200Ω or 400Ω loads. The transconductance gain
is 0.1 Amp/Volt resulting in a maximum voltage gain of +32 dB when driving a 200Ω load, or 38 dB
when driving the 400Ω load.
The LMH6514 operates over the industrial temperature range of −40°C to +85°C. The LMH6514
is available in a 16-Pin, thermally enhanced, WQFN package.
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