High-Bandwidth Automotive Transimpedance Amplifier with Fast Output Recovery and Input Current Clamp for LiDAR

High Bandwidth TIA with Low Power Mode for Automotive LiDAR Applications

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The MAX40660 and MAX40661 are transimpedance amplifiers for optical distance measurement receivers in LiDAR applications. Low noise, high gain, low group delay, and fast recovery from overload make these TIAs ideal for distance-measurement applications. Important features include 2.1pA input-referred noise density (MAX40660), an internal input clamp, pin-selectable 25kΩ and 50kΩ transimpedance, and wide bandwidth (490MHz (typ) for the MAX40660 with 0.5pF input capacitance and 25kΩ transimpedance; 160MHz (typ) for the MAX40661 with 10pF input capacitance). An offset current input allows optional adjustment of input offset current. A low-power/standby control input reduces the supply current by better than 80% to help reduce average power supply current between pulses. The MAX40660 and MAX40661 transimpedance amplifiers feature AEC-Q100 qualification over the -40°C to +125°C automotive operating temper- ature range and are available in a 3mm x 3mm, 10-lead TDFN package with side-wettable flanks, making them ex- cellent choices for automotive LiDAR applications.

In addition to the TDFN package, the MAX40660 is available as bare die.

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Key Features

  • AEC-Q100
  • Enables ASIL Compliance (FMEDA Available UponRequest)
  • MAX40660
    • Optimized for CIN = 0.25pF to 5pF
    • Bandwidth = 490MHz (Typ)
  • MAX40661
    • Optimized for CIN = 5pF to 12pF
    • Bandwidth (CIN = 10pF) = 160MHz (Typ), 100MHz (Min)
  • Low Noise
  • Two Pin-Selectable Transimpedance Values
    • 25kΩ
    • 50kΩ
  • Internal Clamp For Input Current Up To 2A (Transient)
  • Fast Overload Recovery: 2ns at 100mA
  • Offset Input Provides Offset Adjust Feature
  • LP Input Reduces Power Dissipation Between Pulses
  • 3.3V Operation
  • 10-Pin TDFN (Side-Wettable) or Bare Die


  • Automotive Applications
  • Autonomous Driving Systems
  • Industrial Safety Systems
  • LIDAR Receivers
  • Optical Distance Measurement

See parametric specs for Operational Amplifiers (177)

Part NumberAmps.AV
ICC per Amp.
Unity Gain BW
typminmaxtypSee Notes
MAX40660 1
$3.95 @1k
MAX40661 200
$3.74 @1k

See parametric specs for Transimpedance Amplifiers (TIA) (15)

Part NumberVSUPPLY
Input Noise
MAX40660 3.341.544420100050
See Data Sheet
MAX40661 200
See Data Sheet

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX40660EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX40660
MAX40661EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX40661
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