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AD8145 and AD8146 Load Current Calculation

I am using AD8145 and AD8146 in my design. I am using this for Single ended to differential and differential to single-ended calculation.

Inputs will be in Stanag format. From the datasheet of the above IC, I found the quiescent current. Could you please let me know, how to calculate the current consumption of the IC with Load?

  • Hi,

       Dissipation on the power due to the load drive depends on the particular application and generally for each output, the power due to load drive is calculated by multiplying the load current by the associated voltage drop across the device. The power dissipated due to all of the loads is equal to the sum of the power dissipation due to each individual load.

       From this FAQ you can find load current calculation at MAX9959: FAQ Calculate Sense Resistor Value Based on Maximum Load Current - Documents - Automated Test Equipment (ATE) - EngineerZone ( & Load current of amplifiers - Documents - Amplifiers - EngineerZone ( Since it is an other part.



  • As per my understanding, i have calculated the current consumption of IC, could you verify it once. Dual supply voltage is used. Since feedback current is less. I have neglected it. Calclation are as follows:

    Positive Supply Voltage 5 V
    Quiescent Current 70 mA
    Quiescent Power 350 mW
    R Load 150 Ohm
    Output Voltage 2 Vrms
    Load Current  13.33333 mA
    Power Dissipation in IC due to Load 40 mW
    Total Power Dissipation of IC 363.3333 mW
    Total Current Consumption 83.33333 mA
    Negative Supply Voltage 5 V
    Quiescent Current 65 mA
    Quiescent Power 325 mW
    R Load 150 Ohm
    Output Voltage 2 Vrms
    Load Current  13.33333 mA
    Power Dissipation in IC due to Load 40 mW
    Total Power Dissipation of IC 338.3333 mW
    Total Current Consumption 78.33333 mA

    Total current Consumption - 161.66mA

    Then for Total Power Dissipation, I think i can consider either 363mW or 338mW, (either he will drive low or High). I s this correct?

  • Hi,

     As per specification "AD8145/AD8146 is specified to operate on a single +5V supply (i.e +5V single-supply operation, that VS+ is connected to +5V, VS- is connected to 0V, and the GND pins are connected to 0V ). So Please take the positive supply voltage power dissipation value 363 mW.

     Also Please note that, Using only negative supply to power the AD8145/AD8146 can be done as long as it is within the supply ranges but some of the internal circuitry of these ICs will not work properly because these internal circuits were designed to operate in either single positive supply or dual supplies. Also, using negative supply will not provide proper output signal.

    It is better to follow the recommended supply voltage ranges indicated in the datasheets in order to get your desired output.

    Please refer below Expert suggestion regarding "Power supply requirements are based on system implementation".

      The power dissipated in the package (PD) is the sum of the quiescent power dissipation and the power dissipated in the package due to the load drive for all outputs.

      The data sheets contain all the current information needed to calculate complete system power requirements.  Regarding the AD8145, the data sheet shows the quiescent power requirements however you must also include the output load requirements.

    As a simple example: Assume the ADV8145 is being supplied by +-5V, the load is 100 Ohms and the input is 1Vrms sinewave.

    So P5Vquiescent = 5V * 70mA = 350mW

    P-5Vquiescent = -5V * -65mA = 325 mW.

    P5Vload = P-5VLoad = 100 * 1/QRT(2) / 2 = 35mW

    Pad8145_5V = P5Vquiescent + P5Vload = 350mW + 35mW = 385mW

    Padad8145-5V = P-5Vquiescent + P-5Vload = 325mW + 35mW + 360mW

    The same basic approach applies to all the other devices you've listed.  I would pencil sketch a system, then build a simple excel spread sheet that can quickly calculate you power needs.

    Is there any necessity to use negative voltage or dual supply and risks involved if only positive voltage is used ?

       Split power rails are useful if the source singles are close to ground which often is the case.  Single rails can be done but more care has to be taken with AC couplings and signal processing.

    Solution about voltage supplies to enhance the overall performance of these components ?

      A solution is dependent on what your system looks like.   To save power you can disable parts when the signal path is not used.



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    if my supply voltage is 5 V, Load = 100 Ohm,  1Vrms-sinewave

    Then , Power Consumption due to Load = ((Vrms)^2)/R) =(1/100)= 10mW

    Could you please explain how you got P5Vload = P-5VLoad = 100 * 1/QRT(2) / 2 = 35mW ?

  • Hi,

      This calculation we have taken it from expert comment at Power consumption - Q&A - Video - EngineerZone (

      Will check with expert and let you know about this.



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