Figure 25. VSET Interface
The slope is given by −ID × 2x × 1.5 kΩ = −22 mV/dB × x. For
example, if a resistor divider to ground is used to generate a VSET
voltage of VOUT/2, then x = 2. The slope is set to −880 V/decade
or −44 mV/dB.
TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION OF OUTPUT
The primary component of the variation in VOUT vs. temperature,
as the input signal amplitude is held constant, is the drift of the
intercept. This drift is also a weak function of the input signal
frequency, so provision is made for optimization of internal
temperature compensation at a given frequency by providing
Figure 26. TADJ Interface
The Resistor RTADJ is connected between this pin and ground.
The value of this resistor partially determines the magnitude
of an analog correction coefficient, which is used to reduce
The relationship between output temperature drift and fre-
quency is not linear and cannot be easily modeled. As a result,
experimentation is required to choose the correct TADJ resistor.
Table 4 shows the recommended values for some commonly
Table 4. Recommended RTADJ Resistor Values
When the VOUT voltage or a portion of the VOUT voltage is fed
back to the VSET pin, the device operates in measurement
mode. As seen in Figure 27, the AD8319 has an offset voltage,
a negative slope, and a VOUT measurement intercept at the high
end of its input signal range.
SLOPE AND INTERCEPT
–60 –55 –50 –45 –40 –35 –30 –25 –20 –15 –10 –5 0
5 10 15
Figure 27. Typical Output Voltage vs. Input Signal
The output voltage vs. input signal voltage of the AD8319 is
linear-in-dB over a multidecade range. The equation for this
function is of the form
VOUT = X × VSLOPE/DEC × log10(VIN/VINTERCEPT) =
X × VSLOPE/dB × 20 × log10(VIN/VINTERCEPT)
X is the feedback factor in VSET = VOUT/X.
VSLOPE/DEC is nominally −440 mV/decade or −22 mV/dB.
VINTERCEPT is the x-axis intercept of the linear-in-dB portion of
the VOUT vs. VIN curve (Figure 27).
VINTERCEPT is +2 dBV for a sinusoidal input signal.
An offset voltage, VOFFSET, of 0.35 V is internally added to the
detector signal, so that the minimum value for VOUT is
X × VOFFSET, so for X = 1, minimum VOUT is 0.35 V.
The slope is very stable vs. process and temperature variation.
When base-10 logarithms are used, VSLOPE/DECADE represents the
volts/decade. A decade corresponds to 20 dB; VSLOPE/DECADE/20 =
VSLOPE/dB represents the slope in volts/dB.
As noted in the Equation 1 and Equation 2, the VOUT voltage has
a negative slope. This is also the correct slope polarity to control
the gain of many power amplifiers in a negative feedback configu-
ration. Because both the slope and intercept vary slightly with
frequency, it is recommended to refer to the Specifications
section for application-specific values for slope and intercept.
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