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Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
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An array of 8 buffer amps in a small package for automotive testing applications.
~Engineer
Output impedance under 5 ohms rise/fall time < 100ps.
~Joel L, Design Engineer, Orinda, CA
Shutdown with the output going high impedance when disabled. Thermal protection.
~Robert W, Design Engineer, Phoenix, AZ

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of buffer amplifiers?
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Answers:
Buying a device with more bandwidth than is needed. Forgetting to properly bypass the device.
~Robert W, Design Engineer, Phoenix, AZ
Properly terminate loads.
~Joel L, Design Engineer, Orinda, CA

Note the use of impedance transformation because the digital system will not need to supply a large current.

~Nuryadi N, Student, Depok, Indonesia

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