ISL1539A

Dual Port VDSL2 Line Driver

OVERVIEW

The ISL1539A provides 4 internal wideband op amps intended to be used as two pairs of differential line drivers. The ISL1539As high bandwidth, 240MHz, and ultra low distortion, -89dBc @ 1MHz, 2VP-P , support the demanding MTPR requirements of emerging VDSL2 line driver designs. Less demanding requirements can be met at very low quiescent powers using the supply current adjustment features.

Each of the 4 internal op amps is a wideband current feedback amplifier offering very high slew rate intrinsic to that design using low quiescent current levels. Each of the two pair of amplifiers (ports) can also be power optimized to the application using two external quiescent control logic pins. Full power is nominally 27.2mA/port with options of medium power cutback to 23mA/port, a low power condition at 13.5mA/port, and an off state at <0.5mA/port. Added quiescent power flexibility is provided through an external IADJ pin. Grounding the pin gives the nominal currents listed above while inserting a resistor from this pin to ground can be used to scale each of the settings downward.

High power push/pull line driver applications as illustrated in the example below are best supported using a low headroom, high output current device. On ±12V supplies, the ISL1539A offers a 1.1V headroom with >360mA peak output current. Driving differentially this gives >41.8VP-P swing to as low as 58Ω differential load. High SFDR operation is also supported for supplies as low as ±7.5V. Intended to be used as differential pairs, this two port device includes special circuitry to minimize common mode loop peaking while also reducing the common mode output noise spectrum. That circuitry links the two sides of each port, precluding their application as individual amplifiers.

KEY FEATURES

  • 360mA Output Drive Capability
  • 41.8VP-P Differential Output Drive into 100Ω
  • -89dBc THD @ 1MHz 2VP-P
  • -65dBc MTPR (VDSL 8b Profile)
  • High Slew Rate of 3000V/µs Differential
  • Bandwidth (240MHz @ AV-DIFF = 10)
  • Supply Current Control Pins
  • Port Separation
  • 78dB @ 500kHz
  • 70dB @ 1MHz
  • 60dB @ 4MHz
  • Pb-Free (RoHS Compliant)

BLOCK DIAGRAM

 Block Diagram

PARAMETRICS

Parameters
ISL1539A
Basic Information
Production Status
Mass Production
Bandwidth (MHz)
240
# of Devices/ Channels
2
Slew Rate (V/μs)
3000
VS (min)
8 V
VS (max)
26.4 V
IS (per amp)
13.5 mA
Noise VN (nV/√Hz)
4
IBIAS
8 µA
Max Offset Voltage
8 mV
IOUT
600 mA
VOUT (V)
10.9
Rail-to-Rail Input
No
Rail-to-Rail Output
No
PSRR (dB)
97
Thermal Shutdown
No
THD (dB)
89
Gain Min
10
Enable
Yes
Qualification Level
Standard
Can Sample
YES
Temperature Range
-40 to +85

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