|Designed as a general purpose operational amplifier, this hybrid can operate with symmetric or asymmetric supplies, as long as the voltage between the positive and the negative supply rail do not exceed the maximum supply voltage specification. The PA99 is also fully capable of sourcing and sinking current; therefore, the PA99 can be used in a wide variety of applications driving resistive, inductive, capacitive loads, or any combination thereof.|
The PA99 is designed to provide at least 20mA of continuous output current, and up to 50mA PEAK, as long as the device is operated within its SOA (safe operating area). An output current limit function can be set through external resistors to prevent runaway currents. Temperature monitoring is provided through a temperature sensing diode, and under typical operating conditions, the PA99 can achieve slew rates of 25-35V/µs.