The OPA548 device is a low-cost, high-voltage and high-current operational amplifier that’s ideal for driving a wide variety of loads. A laser-trimmed monolithic integrated circuit provides excellent low-level signal accuracy and high-output voltage and current.
The OPA548 device operates from either single or dual supplies for design flexibility. In single-supply operation, the input common-mode range extends below ground.
The OPA548 device is internally protected against over-temperature conditions and current overloads. In addition, the OPA548 device was designed to provide an accurate, user-selected current limit. Unlike other designs, which use aresistor in series with the output current path, the OPA548 device senses the load indirectly. This allows the current limit to be adjusted from 0 A to 5 A with a resistor and potentiometer or controlled digitally with a voltage-out or current-out DAC.
The Enable/Status (E/S) pin provides two functions. An input on the pin not only disables the output stage to effectively disconnect the load, but also reduces the quiescent current to conserve power. The E/S pin output can be monitored to determine if the OPA548 is in thermal shutdown.
The OPA548 device is available in an industry-standard 7-lead staggered and straight lead TO-220 package, and a 7-lead DDPAK surface-mount plastic power package. The copper tab allows easy mounting to a heat sink or circuit board for excellent thermal performance. The device is specified for operation over the extended industrial temperature range, –40°C to 85°C. A SPICE macromodel is available for design analysis.