- LOW COST
- HIGH VOLTAGE – 150 VOLTS
- HIGH OUTPUT CURRENT – 5 AMPS
- 50 WATT DISSIPATION CAPABILITY
- 100 WATT OUTPUT CAPABILITY
- INTEGRATED HEAT SINK AND FAN
- COMPATIBLE WITH PAD123 MODULE
- LINEAR MOTOR DRIVE
- HIGH VOLTAGE INSTRUMENTATION
- SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING
The PAD112 high voltage operational amplifier is constructed with surface mount components to provide a cost effective solution for many industrial applications. With a footprint only 3.8 in2 the PAD112 offers outstanding performance that rivals more expensive hybrid component amplifiers or rack-mount amplifiers. User selectable external compensation tailors the amplifier’s response to the application requirements. Four-wire programmable current limit is built-in but the PAD112 is also compatible with the precision PAD123 Current Limit Accessory Module. The PAD112 also features a substrate temperature reporting output and overtemp shutdown. The amplifier circuitry is built on a thermally conductive but electrically insulating substrate mounted to an integral heat sink and fan assembly. No BeO is used in the PAD112. The resulting module is a small, high performance turn-key solution for many industrial applications.
A NEW CONCEPT
A critical task in any power amplifier application is cooling the amplifier. Until now component amplifier manufacturers often treated this task as an after-thought, left for the user to figure out. At Power Amp Design the best heat sink and fan is chosen at the start and becomes an integral part of the overall amplifier design. The result is the most compact and volumetric efficient design combination at the lowest cost. In addition, this integrated solution concept offers an achievable real-world power dissipation rating, not the ideal rating usually cited when the amplifier case is somehow kept at 25o C. The user no longer needs to specify, procure or assemble separate components.
CIRCUIT & CONNECTIONS
PINOUT & CONNECTIONS
ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS SPECIFICATIONS
- Unless otherwise noted: TC = 25OC, compensation Cc = 470pF, DC input specifications are value given, power supply voltage is typical rating.
- Derate internal power dissipation to achieve high MTBF.
- Doubles for every 10OC of case temperature increase.
- +HV and −HV denote the positive and negative supply voltages to the output stage. +Vcc and −Vcc denote the positive and negative supply voltages to the input stages.
- Limited by fan characteristics. During operation, even though the heat sink may be at 85OC or more the fan will be at a lower temperature.
- Rating applies if the output current alternates between both output transistors at a rate faster than 60Hz.
- Power supply voltages +Vcc and −Vcc must not be less than +HV and −HV respectively. Total voltage +Vcc to −Vcc 150V maximum.
- L10 refers to the time it takes for 10% of a population of fans to fail. Lower ambient temperature increases fan life.
The operating voltages of the PAD112 are potentially deadly. When developing an application circuit it is wise to begin with power supply voltages as low as possible while checking for circuit functionality. Increase supply voltages slowly as confidence in the application circuit increases. Always use a “hands off” method whereby test equipment probes are attached only when power is off.
The PAD112 relies on its fan for proper cooling of the amplifier. Make sure that air flow to the fan and away from the heat sink remains unobstructed. To eliminate electrical noise created by the cooling fan we recommend a 47µF capacitor placed directly at the point where the fan wires connect to the PCB. See application note AN-24 for further details.
The current limiting function of the PAD112 is a versatile circuit that can be used to implement a four-wire current limit configuration or, in combination with some external components can be configured to implement a fold-over current limit circuit. The four-wire current limit configuration insures that parasitic resistance in the output line, Rp, does not affect the programmed current limit setting. See Figure 1. The sense voltage for current limit is 0.65V. Thus:
Where IL is the value of the limited current and RS is the value of the current limit sense resistor.
In addition, the sense voltage has a temperature coefficient approximately equal to –2.2mV/o C. The fold-over function reduces the available current as the voltage across the output transistors increases to help insure that the SOA of the output transistors is not exceeded. Refer to Application Circuits for details on how to connect the current limit circuitry to implement either a four-wire current limit or current limit with a fold-over function. The PAD112 is also compatible with the precision PAD125 Current Limit Accessory Module. See Figure 4 and the datasheet for the PAD125 for further details.
MOUNTING THE AMPLIFIER
The amplifier is supplied with four 4-40 M/F hex spacers at the four corners of the amplifier. Once the amplifier is seated, secure the module with the provided 4-40 nuts and torque to 4.7 in lb [53 N cm] max. See “Dimensional Information” for a detailed drawing. It is recommended that the heat sink be grounded to the system ground. This can easily be done by providing a grounded circuit board pad around any of the holes for the mounting studs.
An analog output voltage is provided (pin 6, TMP) relative to ground and proportional to the temperature in degrees C. The slope is approximately -10.82mV/o C. The output voltage follows the equation:
T = (2.127 ─ V) (92.42)
Where V is the TMP output voltage and T is the substrate temperature in degrees C.
This high impedance output circuit is susceptible to capacitive loading and pickup from the output of the amplifier. When monitoring TMP filter the voltage as shown in Figure 3. See Applications Circuits.
The temperature monitoring circuit automatically turns off the amplifier when the substrate temperature reaches 110o C. When the substrate cools down 10o C the amplifier is enabled once again. The thermal shutdown feature is activated either by amplifier overloads or a failure of the fan circuit.
When pin 7 ( SD ) is taken low (ground) the amplifier is turned “off” and remains “off” as long as pin 7 is low. When pin 7 is monitored with a high impedance circuit it also functions as a flag, reporting when the amplifier is shut down. A “high” (+5V) on pin 7 indicates the temperature is in the normal range. A “low” (ground) indicates a shutdown condition. See Application Circuits for details on how to implement an external shutdown circuit and how to monitor the shutdown status when temperature is in the normal range. A “low” (ground) indicates a shutdown condition. See Application Circuits for details on how to implement an external shutdown circuit and how to monitor the shutdown status.
The PAD112 must be phase compensated. The compensation capacitor, CC, is connected between pins 4 and 5. The compensation capacitor must be an NPO type capacitor rated for the full supply voltage (150V). On page 2, under Amplifier Pinout and Connections, you will find a table that gives recommended compensation capacitance value for various circuit gains and the resulting slew rate for each capacitor value. Consult also the small signal response and phase response plots for the selected compensation value in the Typical Performance Graphs section. A compensation capacitor less than 100pF is not recommended.
TYPICAL PERFORMANCE GRAPHS
PERFORMANCE GRAPHS CONTINUED
SHUTDOWN RESPONSE, POSITIVE OUTPUT TO ZERO TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the right shows a view of a 10kHz 2A p-p amplifier output signal being interrupted near the positive peak by a shutdown signal on Ch1. The Ch2 display shows the output current going to zero about 20µS after the shutdown signal goes low.
SHUTDOWN RESPONSE, NEGATIVE OUTPUT TO ZERO TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the left shows a view of a 10kHz 2A p-p amplifier output signal being interrupted near the negative peak by a shutdown signal on Ch1. The Ch2 display shows the output current going to zero about 20µS after the shutdown signal goes low.
SHUTDOWN RECOVERY TO NEGATIVE OUTPUT TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the left shows a view of a 10kHz, 2A p-p amplifier output signal on Ch2 recovering from a shutdown signal on Ch1(high on Ch1 means not shutdown). The output recovers to its expected output near the negative peak in less than 40µS.
SHUTDOWN RECOVERY TO POSITIVE OUTPUT TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the left shows a view of a 10kHz, 2A p-p amplifier output signal on Ch2 recovering from a shutdown signal on Ch1 (high on Ch1 means not shutdown). The output recovers to its expected output near the positive peak after about 40µS
SAFE OPERATING AREA
SAFE OPERATING AREA
The safe operating area (SOA) of a power amplifier is its single most important specification. The SOA graph presented above serves as a first approximation to help you decide if the PAD112 will meet the demands of your application. But a more accurate determination can be reached by making use of the PAD Power™ spreadsheet which can be found in the Power Amp Design website under Design Spreadsheet tab. While the graph above adequately shows DC SOA and some pulse information it does not take into account ambient temperatures higher than 30OC, AC sine, phase or non-symmetric conditions that often appear in real-world applications. The PAD Power™ spreadsheet takes all of these effects into account.
With the three current limit function pins (pins 13-15) dual slope current limiting can be implemented that more closely approximates the SOA curve of the amplifier than can be achieved with standard current limiting techniques. Values for resistors R1-R7 and RS can be calculated using the PAD Power™ spreadsheet that can be downloaded from the Power Amp Design web site. Fold-over current limit can also be achieved when using the PAD123 Current Limit Accessory Module. See the datasheet for the PAD123 for further details.