- LOW COST
- HIGH VOLTAGE – 300 VOLTS
- HIGH OUTPUT CURRENT – UP TO 30A
- 165 WATT DISSIPATION CAPABILITY
- 400 WATT OUTPUT CAPABILITY
- WIDE SUPPLY RANGE
- 12V – 150V
- INTEGRATED HEAT SINK AND FAN
- TEMPERATURE REPORTING
- OVER-TEMPERATURE SHUTDOWN
- RoHS COMPLIANT
- LINEAR MOTOR DRIVE
- INDUSTRIAL AUDIO
- SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING
- VIBRATION CANCELLATION
- MAGNETIC BEARINGS
The PAD115A high power operational amplifier is constructed with surface mount components to provide a cost effective solution for many industrial applications. With a footprint only 5.6 sq. in. the PAD115A offers outstanding performance that rivals much more expensive hybrid component amplifiers or rack-mount amplifiers. User selectable external compensation tailors the amplifier’s response to the application requirements. The PAD115A also features a substrate temperature reporting output and overtemp shutdown and is also compatible with the PAD125 Current Limit Accessory Module. The amplifier circuitry is built on a thermally conductive but electrically insulating substrate mounted to an integral heat sink and fan assembly. The PAD115A replaces the PAD115, the differences being the PAD115A brings out an internal node on pin 27 (ILM) to help construct an external linear current limit circuit if needed and is also RoHS compliant.
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 combination 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
AMPLIFIER 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.
- Rating applies if the output current alternates between both output transistors at a rate faster than 60Hz.
- Limited by fan storage characteristics. During operation, even though the case may be at 85OC the fan will be at a lower temperature.
- L10 refers to the time it takes for 10% of a population of fans to fail. MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure), on the other hand, refers to a 50% failure rate. The MTBF of fans used by Power Amp Design is 210 kHrs at 50C.
- +Vcc and –Vcc must not be more than 20V greater than +Vs and –Vs respectively
The PAD115A 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. The cooling method used is impingement cooling, which means that cool air is pushed into the heat sink and warm air is exhausted through the spaces between the heat sink fins. 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.
MOUNTING THE AMPLIFIER
The amplifier is supplied with four 4-40 M/F hex spacers at the four corner of the amplifier. Since the male threaded ends of the spacers extend beyond the amplifier pins the spacers provide a convenient alignment tool to guide the insertion of the amplifier pins into the circuit board. 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.
The PAD115A must be phase compensated to operate correctly. The compensation capacitor, CC, is connected between pins 4 and 5. On page 6, Typical Performance Graphs, you will find plots for small signal response and phase response using compensation values of 100pF and 470pF. The compensation capacitor must be an NPO type capacitor rated for the full supply voltage (300V). On page 2, under Amplifier Pinout & 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. A compensation capacitor less than 100pF is not recommended.
An analog output voltage is provided (pin 24, 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.
The temperature monitoring circuit automatically turns off the output transistors when the substrate temperature reaches 110o C. When the substrate cools down 10o C the output is enabled once again. The thermal shutdown feature is activated either by amplifier overloads or a failure of the fan circuit.
When pin 26 ( SD ) is taken low (ground) the output stage is turned “off” and remains “off” as long as pin 26 is low. When pin 26 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 26 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.
The PAD115A does not have a current limiting circuit built in. However, a precision Current Limit Accessory Module, model PAD125, is available if the current limiting function is needed for the application. The PAD125 actually shuts down the amplifier instead of a conventional linear current limit function. See the PAD125 data sheet and Application Circuits Figure 2 for a typical connection diagram. A conventional linear current limit circuit can be constructed externally and connected to pins 5 (Cc2) and 27 (ILM). This type of current limit circuit may be adequate for some applications but is not as precise as the PAD125 and may not offer amplifier protection in some applications. See application note AN-12. See also Application Circuits Figure 3.
TYPICAL PERFORMANCE GRAPHS
PERFORMANCE GRAPHS CONTINUED
SHUTDOWN RESPONSE, POSITIVE OUTPUT TO ZERO TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the right shows an expanded view of a 1kHz 1.2A p-p amplifier output signal being interrupted near the positive peak by a shutdown signal on Ch2. The Ch1 display shows the output current going to zero about 2.5µS after the shutdown signal goes low.
SHUTDOWN RESPONSE, NEGATIVE OUTPUT TO ZERO TRANSITION
The oscilloscope display at the left shows an expanded view of a 1kHz 1.2A p-p amplifier output signal being interrupted near the negative peak by a shutdown signal on Ch2. The Ch1 display shows the output current going to zero about 1.5µS after the shutdown signal goes low.
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 PAD115A 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 the 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.