The EP16VA is a world-class differential receiver/driver. The device is functionally equivalent to the EP16 and LVEP16 devices but with high gain output. Q and Qbar outputs have a DC gain several times larger than the DC gain of an EP16.The V pin, an internally generated voltage supply, is available to this device only. For single-ended input conditions, the unused differential input is connected to V as a switching reference voltage. V may also rebias AC coupled inputs. When used, decouple V and V via a 0.01 µF capacitor and limit current sourcing or sinking to 0.5 mA. When not used, V should be left open.Under open input conditions (pulled to V) internal input clamps will force the Q output LOW.Special considerations are required for differential inputs under No Signal conditions to prevent instability. The 100 Series contains temperature compensation.
270 ps Typical Propagation Delay
Gain > 20
20 mV Minimum Input Voltage Swing
Maximum Frequency > 3 GHz Typical
PECL Mode Operating Range: VCC= 3.0 V to 5.5 V with VEE= 0 V
NECL Mode Operating Range: VCC= 0 V with VEE= - 3.0 V to - 5.5 V