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Recommendation for very high bandwidth diff amp

Question asked by KE5FX on Dec 2, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 2, 2012 by Emman.A

I'm interested in driving a 100-ohm differential load (i.e., two 50 ohm lines, 180 degrees out of phase) at up to 6 GHz.  It looks like the ADL5565 might be a good candidate, but the data sheet seems to assume that it will be used at much lower frequencies as an ADC driver, working into a 200 ohm load.  Can anyone address the pros and cons of running the ADL5565 as a 100-ohm differential line driver?  What impact will the lower output Z have on parameters such as output swing?

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