12-Bit Power Amplifier Current Controller with
ADC, DACs, Temperature and Current Sensors
4 closed-loop power amplifier (PA) drain current controllers
Built-in PA protection, sequencing, and alert features
Compatible with both depletion mode and enhancement mode
4 uncommitted 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) inputs
±0.5 LSB typical integral nonlinearity (INL)
Eight 12-bit voltage digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
1.3 μs maximum settling
4 high-side current sense amplifiers, ±0.1% gain error
2 external temperature sensor inputs, ±1.1°C accuracy
Internal temperature sensor, ±1.25°C accuracy
2.5 V on-chip reference
Flexible monitoring and control ranges
ADC input ranges: 0 V to 1.25 V, 0 V to 2.5 V, and 0 V to 5 V
Bipolar DAC ranges: 0 V to +5 V, −4 V to +1 V, and −5 V to 0 V
Bipolar DAC reset and clamping relative to VCLAMPx voltage
Unipolar DAC ranges: 0 V to 5 V, 2.5 V to 7.5 V, and 5 V to 10 V
Current sense gain: 6.25, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, and more
Adjustable closed-loop setpoint ramp time
High-side voltage current sensing
4 current sense inputs
4 V to AVSS + 60 V, ±200 mV input range
Small package and flexible interface
Serial port interface (SPI) with VDRIVE supporting 1.8 V, 3 V, and
5 V interfaces
Temperature range: −40°C to +125°C
GaN and GaAs power amplifier monitoring and controls
Base station power amplifiers
General-purpose system monitoring and controls
The AD7293 is a PA drain current controller containing
functionality for general-purpose monitoring and control of
current, voltage, and temperature, integrated into a single chip
solution with an SPI-compatible interface.
The device features a 4-channel, 12-bit successive approximation
register (SAR) ADC, eight 12-bit DACs (four bipolar and four
unipolar with output ranges that can be configured to shut
down under external pin control), a ±1.25°C accurate internal
temperature sensor, and eight general-purpose input/output
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SIMPLIFIED FUNCTIONAL BLOCK DIAGRAM
0V TO +5V
–4V TO +1V
–5V TO 0V
0V TO 5V
2.5V TO 7.5V
D0– 5V TO 10V
INPUT/OUTPUT CLAMP CONTROL
The device also includes limit registers for alert functions and four
high-side current sense amplifiers to measure current across
external shunt resistors. These amplifiers can be optionally set to
operate as part of four independent closed-loop drain current
A high accuracy 2.5 V internal reference is provided to drive the
DACs and the ADC. The 12-bit ADC monitors and digitizes the
internal temperature sensor, and two inputs are included for the
external diode temperature sensors.
Note that throughout this data sheet, multifunction pins, such
as GPIO4/ALERT1, are referred to either by the entire pin name
or by a single function of the pin, for example, ALERT1, when
only that function is relevant.
1. Four independent closed-loop drain current controllers.
2. Built-in monitoring, sequencing, and alert features.
3. Compatible with both depletion mode and enhancement
mode power amplifiers.
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