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HMC980LP4E Vgate, Vneg, Idrain question

Question asked by Eunki on Apr 27, 2016
Latest reply on May 11, 2016 by kkaya


I'am using HMC980LP4E RF amp bias controller.


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If desired Vneg
< -2.46 V,

  • R5(kOhm)  = Open
  • R6(kOhm) = E1 / [
         E1*(desiredVneg-E5) / (E2*(E5-E3)) -1 ]

If desired Vneg
> -2.46 V,

  • R5(kOhm) = E2 / [
         E2*(E3-E5) / (E1*(E5-desiredVneg)) -1 ]
  • R6(kOhm) = Open

If desired Vgate
< -2.46 V,

  • R7(kOhm)  = Open
  • R8(kOhm) = E1 / [ E1*(desiredVgate-E5) / (E2*(E5-E3)) -1 ]


  • R8(kOhm) = Open


Where, E1=50, E2=262, E3=1.44 and E5=0.815.



I wanted each output to be, Vneg : -1.8V And Vgate : -1.5V, so by formula Vneg feedback resistor(1M), Vgate feedback resistor(634k) are set as 1MOhm and 637kOhm respectively.


Vneg showed -1.8V as I want however, Vgate was -0.5V which is much smaller than as intended (-1.5V).

Also, Even though the set value to 137 ohms Rsense, Idrain output is approximately 0.6A.


Picture below is the circuit configuration.

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Also I have tried changing the Vgate feedback resistor to different value (470k), however, Vgate didn’t change.


First, by considering the picture above, can you find a problem to the circuit?


If there is none, can you suggest a way the fit the Vgate as I want it to be?


Thank you.

Best regards.